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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Designers
We did pretty good last year. This year? This year’s gonna be a goddamned golden age. Last year we trained. This year we fight.  
design  advice  forsnd 
january 2012 by tysone
Designed with SCIENCE! A Bit About Mule Design's Research Methods
You know how the most challenging part of design isn’t thinking of the right solution, but convincing the decision-makers? Well, now you do
forsnd  design  process  advice  favorite  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Good Fucking Design Advice
Because sometimes, being your own worst critic is not enough.
forsnd  design  advice 
september 2010 by tysone
Frank Chimero's Advice to Design Students
If you can’t draw as well as someone, or use the software as well, or if you do not have as much money to buy supplies, or if you do not have access to the tools they have, beat them by being more thoughtful. Thoughtfulness is free and burns on time and empathy.
forsnd  design  advice 
august 2010 by tysone
Tips On Buying Design
And while we’re talking about things not to be weird about: don’t talk professional designers down by telling them “this will look good in your portfolio.” Designers work for a living. You don’t tell your doctor your colonoscopy will look great on his office wall. This is no different.
advice  design  business  clients  forsnd 
august 2010 by tysone
What they don’t teach you about identity design in design schools… « Identity Forum
"Mostly, designers get paid to negotiate the difficult terrain of individual egos, expectations, tastes, and aspirations of various individuals in an organization or corporation, against business needs, and constraints of the marketplace…Getting a large, diverse group of people to agree ... means the designer has to be a strategist, psychiatrist, diplomat, showman, and even a Svengali. The complicated process is worth money. That’s what clients pay for."
paula_scher  design  strategy  advice  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
Stop saying ‘innovation’
Scott Berkun writes, "Einstein, Ford, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Edison rarely said the word and neither should you. Every crowd I’ve said this to laughed and agreed. The I-word is killing us."
innovation  process  advice  language  forsnd 
march 2010 by tysone
Overcoming Creative Block
"Often referred to as “writer’s block”, the concept of an inspiration rut is unfortunately very familiar to every creative in any field. Sometimes ideas just don’t show up to work." Alex Cornell rounds up 25 strategies.
forsnd  creativity  strategy  process  advice 
february 2010 by tysone

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