Archive for the 'Design' Category

Print and web design: narrative and behaviors

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

I was recently involved in a conference call with managers of university communications staff. They were looking for better ways to organize and increase the team-building in their internal communications personnel. They were considering how to bring their print and web folks closer together. They wanted to pick our brains because, as an organization, we […]

Rosenfeld and Krug: The usabilty A-Team visits Atlanta

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Louis Rosenfeld (the Polar Bear book) and Steve “Don’t Make Think” Krug visited Atlanta last week for a two-day IA/usabilty workshop. Workshop participants came from Charles Schwab, Fidelity, Red Hat, a large and boisterous crew of local favorite Delta com, and as far away as Germany. The latest edition of Rosenfeld’s (with co-author Peter Morville) […]

Helvetica, the movie

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

A new film about a great bunch of characters… Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. More: Helvetica A […]

Are designers the enemy?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Business Week online’s Bruce Nussbaum examines whether designers are the enemy: In the name of provocation, let me start by saying that DESIGNERS SUCK. I’m sorry. It’s true. DESIGNERS SUCK. There’s a big backlash against design going on today and it’s because designers suck…. At least we’re stylish enemies. More: Are Designers The Enemy Of […]

Prototyping retail: Apple redesigns the store

Friday, March 9th, 2007

We prototype web designs with paper printouts of page diagrams. We mock-up prototype web pages in HTML to demo our CSS. We use Flash to preview the functionality of those proposed dynamic elements. Apple mocked-up it first retail store, in a warehouse. They designed their store like they would design a product. Apple Store Version […]