August 13, 2015
Wireframes are visual representations of a user interface, stripped down to bare essentials. It’s a method of distillation so useful that we find variations of it across all design fields, from magazine layout to app development. With wireframes, designers can take a first stab at arranging a site’s content and functionality, while proposing answers to questions both important and mundane. Should the menu reside at the top or the left? Where should the search box go? How prominent should the latest update be?
June 7, 2015
Research should inform every step when designing user experiences. And as we move through a UX project, research at each step builds on what we have already figured out, like a high school chemistry class: starting with the basic stuff, like the periodic table, then learning about electron configuration, working out bonds, and then finally building complex molecules. But what if your chemistry textbook had a single error at the start?
May 1, 2015
Advice to students and workers making posters in the occupied École des Beaux Arts, Paris, May 1968: "Pour les affiches, la sincérité est préférable à la technique" (For posters, sincerity is preferable to technical skill)
November 6, 2014
A petition page is only as good as its follow-up. Here's how to customize it in Salsa.
October 14, 2014
What can we as designers do to stop the proliferation of faulty infographics?
September 29, 2014
RedBubble user Hydrogene has a great poster series featuring famous women scientists. There are only six up now — here's hoping they produce more!
September 23, 2014
For design teams, strong critiques foster trust and quality. Strong competition destroys them.
July 3, 2014
Designer Tommy Perez has found an edible way to teach his 2 year-old daughter Zoë her ABCs — without taking the lazy route and dumping out a can of alphabet soup.
February 11, 2014
I've been long interested in the potential of projection in conveying information. While traditional projection is simply images cast onto flat surfaces, projection mapping involves integrating the image with the three-dimensional surfaces it is displayed on.
September 15, 2013
This past May, a poster project released 95 posters celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.