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.

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.

Ideas Are Cheap – Typo Apparel

November 26, 2010 Comments Off

Link: Ideas Are Cheap – Typo Apparel

Ideas are Cheap. Art takes work.

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Good Design

November 20, 2010 Comments Off

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Mini Design History Lesson: Eliot Noyes – Core77

Re-nourish | Design Sustainably

November 19, 2010 Comments Off

Link: Re-nourish | Design Sustainably

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Something to think about.

Pentagram’s Paula Scher On Drawing With Type | Art | Wallpaper* Magazine

November 6, 2010 Comments Off

Link: Pentagram’s Paula Scher On Drawing With Type | Art | Wallpaper* Magazine

A couple of things I love about this short 7 min. video. How she describes her process as taking 1 second and 34 years and how she misses the old days of hand done comps, press down type and using one’s hands instead of the computer. I miss those days too. The days when design was a craft and one learned typography by drawing the letters.

James Victore: Don’t Be A Design Zombie :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

November 4, 2010 Comments Off

Link: James Victore: Don’t Be A Design Zombie :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

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And it’s fast, right? We’re obsessed
with efficiency, and sometimes we
forget how much faster drawing is.

My third students [at SVA] aren’t
allowed to use computers. It really
frustrates them because they don’t
know how to use their hands. But I say
listen, I know how much time it takes
to boot up a computer, and open
InDesign, and you get a box, and you
type a letter in it. And you make it
this big. Then you make it this big.
Then you make it this big. Then you
make it this big. Then you move it
over here. Then you make it red. Then
you make it this big. And it’s like:
You’re not designing! You’re
organizing. That’s easy. Worry about
that later.

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