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Design Thinking Comes of Age
The approach, once used primarily in product design, is now infusing corporate culture.
design-theory  design-thinking 
august 2015 by aagd
Vitsœ | Good design
Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design
DieterRams  design  design-theory 
march 2015 by bradpurchase
The Personal Disquiet of Mark Boulton
> And, thinking about it, I wonder if this behaviour is more probable in in-house work, rather than agencies? Why? Because agency designers are used to clients coming to them with bigger problems than they initially present. This is how agencies generally get more work from larger clients – we follow the problem and, together, make projects to address them.
design-theory 
march 2015 by zeedog
Prioritizing Structure in Web Content Projects · An A List Apart Blog Post
> I don’t build models off of the exact words in the content, but instead I build off of what purpose that copy serves.

> Developers can make better architecture decisions when they have a sense of what kinds of relationships exist between content types, and designers can organize a pattern library that matches the granularity of the content model.
web-design  reference  design-theory 
march 2015 by zeedog
Compose to a Vertical Rhythm ◆ 24 ways
> The basic unit of vertical space is line height. Establishing a suitable line height that can be applied to all text on the page, be it heading, body copy or sidenote, is the key to a solid dependable vertical rhythm, which will engage and guide the reader down the page.

> If the rhythm of the page is to be maintained, the spacing of paragraphs should be related to the basic line height unit. This is achieved simply by setting top- and bottom-margins equal to the line height.
grids  web-design  reference  design-theory 
march 2015 by zeedog

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