You don’t have to be pretty

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on Caterina.net:

You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.

Erin McKean

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6 Key Things Lacking In The Design Community Today

June 24, 2014 Comments Off

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6 Key Things Lacking In The Design Community Today.

  1. Integrity, Integrity, Integrity
  2. A Thick Skin
  3. Pleasing Clients First
  4. Sketchbooks
  5. A Look At The World Outside Design
  6. Not Everyone Cares

Adactio: Journal—A map to build by

November 15, 2013 Comments Off

…we are the map makers.

Adactio: Journal—A map to build by.

A Mission for Design | Eleganthack

October 8, 2012 Comments Off

Finally a good explanation of what design (and designers) bring to the table.

A Mission for Design | Eleganthack.

Mac Buyers Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone

June 12, 2012 Comments Off

Mac Buyers Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone.

I must always remember to check this before buying any Mac products.

How To Choose The Right Face For A Beautiful Body | Smashing Magazine

May 22, 2012 Comments Off


So amazing that we finally have real typographic options in web design.

How To Choose The Right Face For A Beautiful Body | Smashing Magazine.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

April 13, 2012 Comments Off

These are the standard approaches underlying classic engineering and management, as taught in universities and practiced in business and government. But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. We need different principles and processes to address this class of highly complex problems, many based on disruptive innovations which we have not encountered before. This is where we need to turn to holistic thinking to pull together everything we know about the problem, and to creativity to try to make sense of what is going on and come up with a working, satisfying solution. This is where we enter the world of design.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems.

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