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This Design Generation Has Failed
We need to slow. The. Fuck. Down. And pay attention to what we’re actually designing. We’re releasing new things into the world faster than Trump is causing scandals.
design  users  ethics  interface  error  userfriendliness  ucd 
february 2018 by rachaelsullivan
Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic - The Washington Post
From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.
design  ux  users  webdesign 
january 2018 by rachaelsullivan
MoMA's Thinking Machines Explores the Effect of Computation on Artistic Production | | Eye on Design
“So much anxiety around our current moment is embodied by how we interface with new media and technology,” says Sean Anderson, the show’s curator and MoMA’s associate curator in the Department of Architecture and Design. “By exhibiting and narrating these objects from the museum’s collection, we not only deepen the story of postwar art and design, but also engage in a meaningful conversation about present-day realities, which are informed and implicated by developments in cybernetics, programming, and computing.”
The exhibition juxtaposes artworks, design items, and proposals in order to trace how computers have transformed aesthetics, and how machines entirely reshaped the way we approach designing, creating, and working.
typography  apple  design  code  computing_history  1980s  kare  art 
january 2018 by rachaelsullivan
Tropico Vernacular: A recent history of graphic design and nationalism in the Philippines. - Triple Canopy
Why was Helvetica, with its idealized geometries floating above pristine white fields, yoked to the Technicolor identity of the Philippines, where nothing is the color of snow (too much dust and smog), and the very notion of blankness seems utopian (too little empty space)? Filipino graphic design is as over-crowded as the landscape of our country, which has the region’s second-highest urban population density rate. Here, minimalism can be understood as a sign of poverty, only surfacing when the designer does not possess enough technical or financial prowess for the addition of borloloy (lavish ornamentation), and fills the gaps with decorations that cost time and signify money. A white void might also denote a spiritual lack. There is no greater Filipino sorrow than being alone, and the singular focus—the whiteness—of minimalism can hardly be sold to a people whose idea of visual pleasure is an explosion of the colors and textures that constitute the experience of community. To us, variety is necessary to attract the eye and soul. Universality in design is not about the blurring of all colors into white—a color we wear to funerals—but rather the representation of every facet of the community
helvetica  design  modernism  graphicdesign  global  aesthetics  whiteness  webtext 
november 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Dynamic font choices can be the ultimate way to make a statement with your brand & showcase your personality
branding  fonts  typography  design  com202 
october 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Logobook - Discover the worlds finest logos, symbols and trademarks
“Logobook is curated by Svizra, a growing community of international branding designers. Our ambition is to improve global design standards in logo and identity design, and encourage businesses and designers to create original logo designs.”
logos  design 
september 2017 by rachaelsullivan
The Myth of Invisible Design – Medium (nov. 2016)
Sometimes, making things invisible is downright harmful. Hiding information and controls — even when infrequently used—can be very disruptive.
design  interface  blackbox  users  userfriendliness  ux  webdesign 
august 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Why a Toaster's "A Bit More" Button Is a Design Triumph - The Atlantic
The designer’s job is not to please or comfort the user, but to make an object even more what it already is.
design  ux  bogost  objects  users  userfriendliness 
july 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Sexual assault in Japan: 'Every girl was a victim' | International Women's Day | Al Jazeera
Apart from making the badges more widely available, Matsunaga also wants offenders to see them and think: "The world is changing, some people have started talking about it."
design  sexualviolence  socialchange  japan 
april 2017 by rachaelsullivan
How Technology Led a Hospital To Give a Patient 38 Times His Dosage
Of course, it was natural for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to expect that, once computers entered our complex, chaotic and often dangerous world, they would make things better. After all, in our off-duty lives we are so thoroughly used to taking out our iPhones, downloading an app, and off we go.
Though computers can and do improve patient safety in many ways, the case of Pablo Garcia vividly illustrates that, even in one of the world’s best hospitals, filled with well-trained, careful and caring doctors, nurses and pharmacists, technology can cause breathtaking errors. This one began when a young physician went to an electronic health record and set a process in motion that never could have happened in the age of paper.
healthcare  ux  interface  medical  usability  design 
april 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Why Care About Design? - The Industry
We don’t get excited about half-assing things. We get excited about creating things that are well-considered and thoughtful.
ux  interface  design  usability 
april 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Material Literacy and Visual Design (lester faigley 1999)
Thousands of teenagers now have personal Web pages, many of which display the multimedia capabilities of the Web.
1990s  webdesign  design  visualrhetoric  internet  rhetoric 
march 2017 by rachaelsullivan
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