Design vs. Art

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Milton Glaser: Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one. Observe that there’s no relationship to art.

No Logo

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One of the reasons why I like Apple products over others: There’s no logo. This is one of the things Apple does that everyone should copy but few do.

Not the Best Designers

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Former senior designer at Apple, Mark Kawano on the myth of having the best designers: It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to appreciate and support design. Everybody there is thinking about UX and design, … Continue reading

Delight

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Kevin Roose on delight: “Delight” and “delightful” have become all-purpose marketing words in the tech world, trotted out to describe anything even marginally surprising or well made… For those of us who depend on companies like Amazon and Google to … Continue reading

Digital Malefactor

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idleworm.com on the seizure of power by technocrats: No longer is the artwork on paper, it’s digital. Multiple versions can be saved. The image is on layers. Changes can be made for ‘free’ by any opinionated bumbleduff in a suit. … Continue reading