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Amanda Cox: The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments
Data viz is both young and not young. It's still rapidly changing, so I'm hoping it gets more awesome rapidly. But we're already at a place where we can make people understand what they didn't understand.
forsnd  design  infographics  toteach  from instapaper
april 2013 by tysone
The Newspaper of Tomorrow: 11 Predictions from Yesteryear
Visions of what newspapers might look like in the future have been varied throughout the 20th century. Sometimes they’ve taken the form of a piece of paper that you print at home, delivered via satellite or radio waves. Other times it’s a multimedia product that lives on your tablet or TV. Today we’re taking a look at just a few of the newspapers from the futures that never were.
forsnd  newspapers  design  prediction 
march 2013 by tysone
Typographica: Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012
For the font market, 2012 was a year in which burgeoning trends matured into permanent shifts.
forsnd  design  typography 
march 2013 by tysone
No, I'm not going to download your app
How we read news in the era of stupid pointless iPhone apps.
forsnd  news  reading  design 
february 2013 by tysone
The Universal Arts of Graphic Design | Off Book | PBS - YouTube
Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit.
forsnd  design 
november 2012 by tysone
Web Site Pagination is Evil
Pagination is one of the worst design and usability sins on the Web, the kind of obvious no-no that should have gone out with blinky text, dancing cat animations, and autoplaying music. It shows constant, quiet contempt for people who should be any news site’s highest priority—folks who want to read articles all the way to the end.
design  internet  forsnd  newsdesign 
october 2012 by tysone
PBS: The Art of Web Design
The explosion of the internet over the past 20 years has led to the development of one of the newest creative mediums: the website. Web designers have adapted through the technological developments of html, CSS, Flash, and JavaScript, and have mastered the balance between creativity and usability.
forsnd  design  toteach  html  webdesign 
september 2012 by tysone
The Colbert Report: Logo Makeover for USA Today
In a digital era where print media is struggling, USA Today is focusing its energy where it counts: the logo.
forsnd  design  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
Brand New: USA TODAY for Tomorrow
Late last week, USA TODAY announced a complete redesign of all its platforms, including the ubiquitous print edition and its identity, both designed by Wolff Olins.
forsnd  redesign  design 
september 2012 by tysone
Critics Find a Target in the Circles of USA Today’s Redesign
The day after USA Today unveiled its new edition, the design community was in a fluster about the newspaper’s new look and puzzled by the bold circles that appear in the top, left-hand corner of every section.
usat  forsnd  design  newsdesign 
september 2012 by tysone
USA TODAY redesign: A look at the #newusatoday - YouTube
USA TODAY is launching a dramatic redesign of its print and digital products, as well as the introduction of a dynamic new logo. Take a look.
forsnd  design  redesign  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
'USA Today' Unveils New Look, Logo
It’s a promising revamp. USA Today appears to have listened closely to readers and advertisers, identifying its core strengths and refashioning them for today’s fast-paced, device-owning reader. “We want to be modern, to do what we used to do: Give readers information they can’t get anywhere else,” says Kramer.
forsnd  design  redesign  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
USA Today Redesign - The Onion
For the first time in its history, USA Today is undergoing a major redesign. What are some of the changes in store for readers?
forsnd  design  usatoday 
september 2012 by tysone
Hufington Magazine: 10 Lessons From the First 10 Issues
Josh Klenert: "As we publish our 10th issue of Huffington magazine and in anticipation of our September 10th Design and Tech Meet Up in partnership with SPD, here's a snapshot of lessons learned developing and publishing a new digital-only magazine."
forsnd  design  huffingtonpost 
august 2012 by tysone
Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth - NYTimes.com
Here is my confession. My quiz wasn’t really a test of the optimism or pessimism of the reader. There was a hidden agenda. It was a test of the effect of fonts on truth. Or to be precise, the effect on credulity. Are there certain fonts that compel a belief that the sentences they are written in are true?
forsnd  design  typography  errol_morris  nytimes 
august 2012 by tysone
The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Resume of a Graphic Designer.
Skills: All the computer programs known to man, except for Microsoft Word. That is where graphic design goes to lay down and die.
forsnd  design  mcsweeneys 
june 2012 by tysone
When Letraset Was King
For serious graphic designers, Letraset was the Adobe of the Seventies. Here’s a look at two of the company’s catalogs from 1970 and 1973.
design  history  forsnd  analog  typography 
may 2012 by tysone
Good Fucking Design Advice
Clients got you down? Looking for motivation to continue on? Complete your life with one of our products.
design  toteach  hilarious  inspiration  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
The design of a signage typeface | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog
The story begins in 2006 with a trip down Route 66. Day in, day out, I looked at U.S. traffic signs that were either set in the old, somewhat clumsy “FHWA font series” or the new Clearview HWY typeface. Approaching the signs, I would often test myself: which typeface works best from a distance, and which of its features or details might be responsible for its performance.
design  typography  signage  legibility  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
On (Design) Bullshit
Calling bullshit on a designer, then, stings all the more because it contains an element of accuracy. ... Every once in a while, however, there is satisfaction to be had when design bullshit attains the level of art.
forsnd  design  toteach  from instapaper
april 2012 by tysone
Field Notes Memo Archive
Field Notes owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies. Co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity.
forsnd  design  history  video 
april 2012 by tysone
Worth a Thousand Words: Inside the 'NYT' Graphics Department
Words are not enough—but in some ways, they're more important than ever. That's the main takeaway from this Gestalten TV profile of the graphics department at The New York Times.
nytgfx  nytimes  design  data  visualization  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
'Businessweek' tag-team talks about how their subjects are boring (visually) and how they try to make them not be | Capital New York
As far as magazine redesigns go, there hasn't been one as buzzy or well-received over the past few years as Businessweek's.
forsnd  design  businessweek 
march 2012 by tysone
Gchatting with Jennifer Daniel
Bloomberg Businessweek’s graphics director on pictograms, clowns, and outsourcing sex ed to Yahoo! Answers
forsnd  design  illustration  jendaniel 
january 2012 by tysone
The Value of the Designer Who Codes
This was a story about two people. But imagine how powerful it would be if it were about one. What if the design vision of Steve Jobs could be in the same brain as the engineering excellence of Chris Espinosa?
forsnd  code  design 
january 2012 by tysone
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
An interview with the creator of the Comic Sans
Former Microsoft Typographic Engineer and accomplished photographer talks about his experiences working for Microsoft, where he got the inspiration for Comic Sans, what he makes of the vocal criticism of the font, and his perspective on the future of typography
forsnd  typography  comic_sans  design  microsoft 
december 2011 by tysone
The Evolution of iPad Magazine Designs
A quick tour through the evolution of different magazines' design ideas sheds some light on what's been working and what's just a waste of pixels. Our brief history is by no means exhaustive -- there are a ton of different magazine apps out there -- but we've done our best to cover the most influential trends.
design  forsnd  ipad 
december 2011 by tysone
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design
Hands do two things. They are two utterly amazing things, and you rely on them every moment of the day, and most Future Interaction Concepts completely ignore both of them. Hands feel things, and hands manipulate things.
forsnd  design  interaction  touch  prediction  ui  ux 
november 2011 by tysone
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face
The challenge of designing a personal computer that “the rest of us” would not only buy, but fall crazy in love with, however, required input from the kind of people who might some day be convinced to try using a Mac. Fittingly, one of the team’s most auspicious early hires was a young artist herself: Susan Kare.
forsnd  mac  apple  design  icons  history 
november 2011 by tysone
Less Human Than Human: The Design Philosophy of Apple
Maria Bustillos writes, "The widespread admiration for Apple's design ethos is in two parts: one functional, the other aesthetic. The functional aspects of Apple's products can indeed be magical and thrilling. But the vibe of Apple's product design is uniformly cool and impersonal, and the monolithic sterility of their glassy retail palaces is really something shocking. So far as design goes, it's an imperial aesthetic, entirely lacking a human dimension—or a potted plant."
forsnd  apple  stevejobs  design  aesthetics 
november 2011 by tysone
Paola Antonelli: The Story of Contemporary Typographical Design
Paola Antonelli writes, "Like architects and other designers, type designers have felt the need to move beyond modernism and find new inspiration in traditional examples, in the vernacular and in popular culture. Type is a design universe unto its own, an essential dimension of the history of modern art and design."
forsnd  design  typography 
november 2011 by tysone
Needing Jobs
“Jobs, jobs, jobs” has for months been the mandatory and obvious response of politicians when asked what they think the economy needs. (Like Tora, Tora, Tora, blah, blah, blah, and 9-9-9, it apparently doesn’t count unless said three times.) Sadly true to begin with, the phrase took on additional sorrow last month with the death of Steve Jobs, whose public persona had become synonymous with Apple.
stevejobs  apple  design  forsnd 
november 2011 by tysone
EAMES: The Architect and The Painter - Trailer
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers.
forsnd  design  documentary  film 
october 2011 by tysone
Kohi Vinh: Where Are All the Ed-Ex Designers?
"I would guess that there are less than a few dozen people in the world who can create superb software for editorial products, who can combine the holistic, systems-level thinking of UX with the incisive storytelling instincts of editorial design."
forsnd  khoi_vinh  design  newsdesign 
october 2011 by tysone
4 reasons the Sunday front page now looks a lot like the Monday front page | Poynter.
Sara Quinn asks, "Where are all of the truly great Sunday, front page designs in the U.S. these days?"
forsnd  design  newspapers  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How the Newsweeklies Covered (and Designed) the Death of Steve Jobs
Not only did Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Newsweek stop their production cycles on a dime and revamp with well-thought out and brilliantly-designed special issues, but they also, with covers, photos, and graphic treatments, helped drive the whole worldwide conversation about the "meaning" of Steve Jobs, turning a moment of sorrow into one of inspiration and creativity.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
10 Favorite Tumblr Design Sites, by Tim Moore of Letter to Jane
Here is a list of what I feel are great examples of other artists and publications who are using Tumblr to connect with people.
forsnd  design  tumblr  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Kern Type, the kerning game
Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to typographer's solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck!
forsnd  typography  toteach  games  design  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How Steve Jobs Infused Passion Into a Commodity
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design."
forsnd  design  stevejobs  quotes  inspiration  management  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
SPD: Farewell to an Icon: Steve Jobs
We lost a great one yesterday. Here, the design community reacts to the impact that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had on themselves and design along with a look at how magazines have covered his early death. 
forsnd  stevejobs  spd  design  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Notable Designers Reflect on Steve Jobs
Jobs believed design and technology could improve the world. “I want to put a ding in the universe,” he told me when I first met him in 1981. This was a sentence he often used. He scolded the nonbelievers.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
"Linotype: The Film" Official Trailer
"Linotype: The Film" is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler's amazing Linotype typecasting machine and the people who own and love these machines today.
forsnd  typography  video  history  design  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Blueprint for Information Architects
From Richard Saul Wurman: Five rules for mapping information so others can find their way.
ia  design  forsnd  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Designing a big news site is about more than beauty
It appears to be Pick On News Web Designers Day today. This comic — poking at news sites’ unwillingness to link, misuse of thumbnails, and addictions to share buttons, among other things — made the rounds of Twitter, to the point of crashing cartoonist Brad Colbow’s site.
forsnd  news_design  nytimes  design  criticism  nytcriticism  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Boring Magazine design contest winner!
Boing Boing asked you to design the cover to a supremely boring periodical. The response was overwhelming, with more than 100 thoroughly mind-numbing entries resting on the magazine rack in Hell.
forsnd  magazines  design  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Print in Digital Clothing: The Problem with Magazine Apps
The iPad was supposed to be the saviour of magazines, but so far, most magazine apps have been “same same, but digital.” Sparksheet Creative Director Charles Lim argues it’s time for designers to shed their print shackles and think digital first.
forsnd  ipad  magazines  design  news_design  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Readability: And what of art direction?
As Readability’s popularity continues to grow on the web, we often catch the occasional grimace from designers, art directors and the like noting that Readability’s “slash and burn” approach is unfortunate for design on the web.
forsnd  design  news_design  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Business Class: Freemium for News?
What would a Business Class news site look like?
forsnd  news_design  design  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Khoi Vinh: My Column on Columns
I think that the desire to approach screen-based layout with columnized text is misguided. Multiple columns are an effective layout technique in print because they improve legibility for long blocks of text. But for digital media, it’s my feeling that they make it harder to read text.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  design  typography  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
BUSINESSWEEK: THE MOVIE SORT OF
Time lapse of the making the Businessweek over a week.
forsnd  design  businessweek  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Will the Next Zuckerberg Be a Designer, not a Hacker?
A Silicon Valley investment fund seeking startups founded by designers hopes to spawn a new breed of tech companies.
forsnd  design  startup  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know - Jamie Wieck - Design, Illustration & Creative Thinking
British designer Jamie Wieck from the studio Airside compiled this list of useful wisdom for design students about to enter the workforce.
forsnd  design  students  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Magazine Publishers Scramble To Streamline Their App Production
Magazine publishers are not only trying to pack more features and content into their apps—they’re also trying to design for an ever-growing variety of devices and formats.
forsnd  ipad  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Weightshift Memo: The New Design
The disconnect in schools is strong — many schools and colleges separate the tracks with little to no overlap. Students and young designers are left to learn on their own, postgraduation, what studios really are hammering away on and how the industry is shaping up.
forsnd  design  education  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
3 Things Wile E. Coyote Teaches Us About Creative Intelligence | Co.Design
Frog Design's Robert Fabricant responds to Bruce Nussbaum's post about the death of Design Thinking and the rise of Creative Intelligence.
forsnd  creativity  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Bloomberg's Richard Turley: Meet The Guy Who Has Totally Reinvented Businessweek's Design
More than any magazine redesign we've seen in the past few years, Businessweek feels bold and fresh, with provocative covers, interesting charts, and great photo selection.
forsnd  bloomberg  bbw  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
New York Subway’s Long Dance With a Typeface
It’s always refreshing to come across an unexpurgated account of the messy reality, and the American design historian Paul Shaw has produced a particularly thoughtful and engaging example in his new book, “Helvetica and the New York City Subway System”
typography  helvetica  forsnd  design  nyc  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Tibor Kalman vs. Joe Duffy Revisited
Twenty-one years ago to the month, Print hosted a spirited debate in its New York offices between two of design's biggest names, Joe Duffy and Tibor Kalman. The pair's sit down has become legendary in the industry and many people still talk about it to this day.
forsnd  print  design  debate  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
A Brief History of Title Design
Presentation video for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening.
design  typography  cinema  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 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
NYT Magazine archive research
Following our last post about the redesign of the NYT Magazine, here’s a small selection of the material dug up (from the NYT archive) as reference material by the design team. The relationship between the research and new design is self-evident.
forsnd  magazine  nytmag  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The New York Times Magazine redesign
Here’s a quick glimpse inside this weekend’s relaunch issue of the New York Times Magazine, courtesy of design director Arem Duplessis.
forsnd  nytmag  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The Case Against Drop-down Identities
Social software should let you explain. But as the drop-down option says, it's complicated.
forsnd  ui  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Dave Gray and Jason Fried of 37Signals
Dave Gray talks to Jason about design and creativity. There also videos of Jason discussing simplicity and nature.
forsnd  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The Sad Story of Illustration on the Web
In digital media, illustration is missing in action, and its absence is palpable. I can’t think of a single, regularly publishing, large-scale digital publication that uses original illustrations prominently, much less pays illustrators a working wage for their efforts.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  design  news_design  illustration  artdirection  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
User-Led Innovation Can't Create Breakthroughs; Just Ask Apple and Ikea
“It’s all bullshit and hot air created to sell consulting projects and to give insecure managers a false sense of security. At Apple, we don’t waste our time asking users, we build our brand through creating great products we believe people will love.”
forsnd  design  usability  users  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Does WikiLeaks need a better visual image?
Perhaps, as Daniel van der Velden of the design studio Metahaven argues, WikiLeaks ought to re-evaluate its “visual identity.” “Does it matter what it looks like?” he asked in a talk sponsored by the Graphic Design Museum in the Netherlands. “Maybe it does.”
wikileaks  nytimes  forsnd  identity  design  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
How Magazines are Really Made
If you're in the business already, much will ring true and if you're a student pay close attention as this revealing information can save you months of trying to figure out the complex internal politics of editorial design and magazine making.
forsnd  design  magazines  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web format has 'contaminated' online journalism
"It's generally agreed that the Web isn't a very good place to read. With constantly changing, amorphous formatting and an invariably ad-choked feel, the Web has never been able to replicate the quiet, unencumbered pleasure of reading in print."
forsnd  journalism  news_design  design  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
Giving Better Design Feedback
First rule of design feedback: what you’re looking at is not art. It’s not even close. It’s a business tool in the making and should be looked at objectively like any other business tool you work with. The right question is not, “Do I like it?” but “Does this meet our goals?” If it’s blue, don’t ask yourself whether you like blue. Ask yourself if blue is going to help you sell sprockets. Better yet: ask your design team. You just wrote your first feedback question.
design  communication  clients  forsnd 
december 2010 by tysone
American Design Schools Are a Mess, and Produce Weak Graduates
Famed designer Gadi Amit laments the lackluster quality of job applicants and their portfolios and wonders: Are design schools failing their students?
forsnd  design  education 
december 2010 by tysone
The inevitable decline due to clutter
Seth Godin writes, "Once you overload the user, you train them not to pay attention. More clutter isn't free. In fact, more clutter is a permanent shift, a desensitization to all the information, not just the last bit."
forsnd  clutter  design  usability  simplicity 
december 2010 by tysone
The Myth Of Serendipity
Despite its seemingly ubiquitous invocation, however, the concept of serendipity remains ill-defined and put forth as some vague panacea for a slew of emerging innovations hoping to attract new users in droves.
forsnd  design  serendipity 
december 2010 by tysone
YouTube - CUSP 2010 Frank Chimero
Frank Chimero is a graphic designer, illustrator and teacher in Portland, Oregon. He's fascinated by the creative process and produces work about curiosity and visual experience. Each piece is part of an exploration in finding wit, surprise, honesty and levity in the world around us, then trying to document those things with deliberate speed before they vanish.
forsnd  design  creativity 
december 2010 by tysone
Interaction Design is the new Art Direction?
With his talk, “Digital Killed the Art Director Star”, Vinh outlined the industry’s journey from a state where new content was published once or several times a day, week or month in newspapers and magazines to one that demands continuous, nearly real-time updates.
khoi_vinh  news_design  design  forsnd 
november 2010 by tysone
News on iPad, the Obvious Way
While many like our surface design—which, of course, makes us happy—, the main reason why people love our iPad design for ZEIT ONLINE is that it’s optimized to run on the killer content app No1: The browser. What is somewhat astonishing is that, so far, only very few newspapers took the time to optimize their website.
forsnd  news_design  ipad  design 
november 2010 by tysone
Go Figure! The New York Times Graphics Desk
Amanda Cox shares some of the lessons the group has learned along the way, particularly in the field of data visualization
amanda_cox  data  visualization  design  news_design  forsnd  nytimes  nytgfx 
november 2010 by tysone
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