Life creates conditions conducive to life

Feb 16, 2014

Synergy and discovery at the fourth annual design science symposium at RISD: Baumeister shared the brilliant work of designers who have embraced the notion of biomimicry, “consciously emulating nature’s genius” to solve a wide range of problems. Reflective fibers inspired by spider webs and all but invisible to the human eye are now being embedded […]

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design

May 12, 2013

design

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

May 11, 2013

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

Apr 10, 2012

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

Nov 22, 2011

Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs. There was an ineffably disarming and safe quality about her designs. Like their self-effacing […]

Code for America's Iconathon

Code for America’s Iconathon

Jul 25, 2011

Earlier this year, Jen Pahlka asked me if I wanted to be a mentor for Code for America, and of course I said yes. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Karla Macedo, one of this year’s fellows. They’ve put together a great idea: Code for America, in partnership with the Noun Project, is pleased […]

Mobile Design Patterns

Jul 23, 2011

Good collection of mobile patterns: http://mobile-patterns.com/

Fount

Jul 13, 2011

Fount is a browser bookmarklet that identifies any web font you select from a web page.

The d.fund

The d.fund

Apr 7, 2011

The d.fund, announced today by Enrique Allen of 500 Startups. The Designer Fund will invest in startups that are founded by designers. They’re also seeking 50 investors to contribute to the fund.

NoteSlate

NoteSlate

Feb 13, 2011

New digital sketchbook coming in June 2011… NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one colour display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make […]

Citrus Pixelate Products Now Available

Citrus Pixelate Products Now Available

Nov 30, 2010

I had forgotten to mention that you can now purchase my Citrus Pixelate design on multiple products, including stretch canvas, laptop skins and adhesives, iPhone slim hard case and adhesive and iPod skins. Head on over to the store! We’ll be adding more designs soon as well.

iPhone Sketching Post-its

iPhone Sketching Post-its

Nov 15, 2010

Apps-on is another great tool for sketching out your iPhone ideas. It’s true to size and shape to the iPhone 4 and comes with a dotted grid system that disappears when scanned or photocopied.

The Square Grid CSS Framework

The Square Grid CSS Framework

Oct 11, 2010

The Square Grid is “a CSS framework for designers and developers based on 35 equal-width columns. The grid is equiped with a 28px baseline-grid for a smooth vertical rhythm. Each block (DIV) is defined with a margin of 1 square (28px) from the next block.” The files include sketch sheets for printing (PDF), design layout […]

At Warm Gun Designing Happiness Conference
Minimal Folio for iPad

Minimal Folio for iPad

Sep 19, 2010

Minimal Folio is a simple iPad app that lets you present images and video to clients or other audiences. You add images and video from the photo album area on your iPad or by transferring through iTunes. You can then rearrange or group related items into columns and of course, move between images by swiping […]

Design for Social Change

Jun 2, 2010

From The Way We Design Now: “Kids today don’t care about the big house, the big salary. At the heart of their value system is ‘I want to make a difference.’” With an eye to contributing to the greater good, practitioners might design a game, a process, procedure or experience.

More Typefaces Coming to the Web

May 9, 2010

After designing for the web for over 15 years, it’s exciting to see more typefaces finally becoming available for the web beyond the original 7-10 web fonts, or image replacement with JS/Flash. For a quick background on how web fonts have evolved, see the excerpt below from FontFeed from November 18, 2009. The August 2007 […]

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