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10 cheat codes for designing User Interfaces – Design + Sketch – Medium
marketing-tactics--writing-copy = Part of writing is not just the words, but the way those words stand out on a page. This is a great basic primer for that.
user-interface  tips-n-tricks  design  fonts  marketing-tactics--writing-copy  color 
march 2018 by daguti
The Problem With Cul-de-Sac Design - CityLab
"In their California study, Garrick and Marshall eventually realized the safest cities had an element in common: They were all incorporated before 1930. Something about the way they were designed made them safer. ... These cities were built the old way: along those monotonous grids. In general, they didn’t have fewer accidents overall, but they had far fewer deadly ones. Marshall and Garrick figured that cars (and cars with bikes) must be colliding at lower speeds on these types of street networks."
design  paradigm-shifts-everything-old-is-new-again  engineering-civil 
september 2016 by daguti
Jeremiah Owyang - This will go down in the halls of bad design as...
What the fuck were they thinking designing this stupid fucking card like this? It's exactly the way untrained, unthinking mutants communicate. Which is why the world is the mess that it is. (and people like me are in high demand)
user-interface  disaster-man-made  design  writing  marketing-tactics--writing-copy  communication 
december 2015 by daguti
How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Apple has abandoned the fundamental principles of good design: discoverability, feedback, recovery, etc ....................... "Apple is destroying design. Worse, it is revitalizing the old belief that design is only about making things look pretty. No, not so! Design is a way of thinking, of determining people’s true, underlying needs, and then delivering products and services that help them. Design combines an understanding of people, technology, society, and business. The production of beautiful objects is only one small component of modern design: Designers today work on such problems as the design of cities, of transportation systems, of health care. Apple is reinforcing the old, discredited idea that the designer’s sole job is to make things beautiful, even at the expense of providing the right functions, aiding understandability, and ensuring ease of use."
design  apple  anti-something 
december 2015 by daguti
Guy Kawasaki - This is a 2,000 word masterclass on typography,...
This bit of copy that Guy Kawasaki wrote in his post about the article is what convinced me to click: "This is a 2,000 word masterclass on typography, guaranteed to improve your design ability." ................... Just goes to show the power of copy writing. I never would have clicked if it had said "Learn Typography In Seconds!" or "Typography for Beginners!" --- this reiterates the point that different people have to hear things in different ways for it to click. Hence, you can reuse the same article multiple times with different introduction or caption text to draw in different readers.
people-guy-kawasaki  marketing-tactics--writing-copy  explanation-simplification  fonts-related-to  design  getting-started  howto 
november 2015 by daguti
There's always another side of the story - Imgur
Awesome ad on the corner of a building. If you read it from one side, not realizing it doesn't wrap around the corner, it delivers one message. But if you it from the corner where you can see both sides, it gives you the full story. Even the tagline at the bottom "There's Another Side" is up against the edge so it could lead you to realize there's the rest of the story on the other side. Brilliant.
marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird  design  marketing-tactics--attention-hacking  marketing-tactics--ideas  marketing-tactics--hacks  marketing-boring-products  marketing-promotion  photos 
april 2015 by daguti
How to Marry Text and Images – Design School | Canva
Canva is set of free online graphic design tools. ........... This tutorial is an excellent example of good content. As a matter of fact, it's just like I told Lori a long time ago: study a bunch of inspirational pictures that you like, write down the "thing" that they did in that picture and then you can use this as a template for creating your own images/text down the line. For a non-designer, it takes the "Eureka!" inspiration or magic moment out of the design process. It will never win a design award for originality, but it will certainly get views as well as getting your point across.
design  photo-manipulation-tools  photo-retouching  tips-n-tricks  marketing-good-content-examples  frameworks  frameworks-for-marketing 
january 2015 by daguti
16 Free Tools That Make Content Creation Way Easier
Look at Canva, which lets you use pre-designed templates to create clean, beautiful images. Also see Infogram, which is like Canva, but for infographics. --------------------- good-content-examples = Great example of a list that marketers will flock to, and they will eventually end up using your service because of content like this.
screenshots  tools  marketing  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  fonts  design  visualization-related-to  marketing-good-content-examples 
april 2014 by daguti
What Does the Color of Your Logo Say About Your Business? (Infographic) | Entrepreneur.com
history-business = Further down after the color analysis, there are a bunch of facts, i.e. Sergey Brin created the Google logo in GIMP; Twitter bought their bird logo off of iStockPhoto for $15.
color  logos  design  history-business 
march 2014 by daguti
First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover : The Salt : NPR
Food labels get a makeover. From Ancestral Health Symposium on Facebook 2/27/2014: "Big News! FDA changes Nutrition Labels: while "total calories" still features prominently, less emphasis is placed on "calories from fat" because "research shows the type of fat is more important than the amount." More emphasis is now on "added sugars," and increased labeling of potassium and vitamin D. Are ancestral insights finally being heard?"
food  health  design  cognitive-load  health-supplements-vitamin-d 
february 2014 by daguti
Quote Posters - PosterGen.com
We can use this tool for inspiration to create memes and such.
design  tools  fonts  printing  inspiration 
january 2014 by daguti
Watch: A Superb Introduction To The Wide World Of Infographics | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
Most people who know Co.Design know us, at least in part, for running a lot of infographics (or data visualizations, if you prefer that term). A lot of the time, we find that people are amazed by the images, but they don’t really understand why--what makes these pictures so entrancing, and are they actually important beyond serving as mere eye candy?This clip is from a recent episode of PBS Off Book, and it’s an excellent primer to the world of data viz, with more than one face you’ll recognize from being featured on Co.D.
getting-started  analysis  visualization-related-to  design 
june 2013 by daguti
Designer turns negative client comments to funny poster - Imgur
Also see link called "Home - Sharp Suits - Worst Client Feedback" bookmarked Dec 2012 with these same tags.
inspiration  parody  customer-behavior  design  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird 
april 2013 by daguti
Home - Sharp Suits - Worst Client Feedback
Ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more took time out to dress up their favourite worst feedback from clients, transforming quotes that would normally give you a twitch, into a diverse collection of posters.
inspiration  parody  customer-behavior  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird  design 
december 2012 by daguti
"yeah thats not what I was looking for at all." Missing Cat Poster - Lost Cat Poster
Missing Missy - Lost cat poster email exchange turns hilarious. --------------------------------------- UPDATE: Turns out this is the work of Humorist David Thorne - he's the one that also did this one: http://www.tickld.com/x/i-wish-i-worked-with-this-manhes-hilarious ------------------------------------ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thorne_(writer)
animals-cats  design  funny  parody  communication 
august 2011 by daguti
Charles_Demuth_-_The_Figure_5_in_Gold_1928.jpg (JPEG Image, 1662x2000 pixels) - Scaled (45%) - Charles Demuth - "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold"
Charles Demuth - "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold", 1928 - Based on a poem describing a fire truck screaming through the streets of Manhattan. [1662x2000] (x-posted from HighResPrints) (globatron.org)
photos  design  art  retro-nostalgia  filetype:jpg  media:image 
june 2011 by daguti
The Phraseology Project
From SmashingMag: " The Phraseology Project: submit a letter, word or phrase and these guys will make it look beautiful with type."
design  fonts  inspiration 
may 2011 by daguti
Chris Kaufman
This guy started following me on Twitter 1/6/2011. I checked out his blog and like the design.
blogs  design  daily-reading 
january 2011 by daguti
Showcase Of Beautiful Black And White Websites
computech-project = Might be awesome to make the website completely black and white, the theme being "no frills, just great service" or something like that -- also, when we do use color (to attract attention to a particular product or something) it will really, really stand out. Might have to rethink (or tweak) this idea in light of the fact that we plan to use video / pictures on the site.
webdesign  design  inspiration  projects-computech  minimalism 
january 2011 by daguti
100 Years Of Propaganda: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Smashing Magazine
Orpen studied at the Slade School in London alongside the likes of Augustus John and Wyndham Lewis. He produced some of his best work while at the school and became known for his portraits. A friend of Orpen then arranged for him to paint the pictures of senior military officials, such as Lord Derby and Churchill. In 1917, he was recruited by the government’s head of War Propaganda to the Western front to paint images of war-torn France. It was there that Orpen painted his most famous piece, “Dead Germans in a Trench.”
history  design  warfare  retro-nostalgia  psychology  art 
june 2010 by daguti
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