Design Theory

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On Design as Narrative Promise

Most design—arguably all of it—isn’t created to be the actual or final experience. It is instead an experience designed to direct us to another experience yet to come.

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A Brief History of the Color Wheel

Rachel Olson offers this brief history of the color wheel in one of HOWU's newest courses: Color Theory for Designers. Gain a better understanding of color…

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Riting Rite and Rong

Lucian Bernhard designed Fonotyp to be a practical typographic writing system to spell English words phonetically.

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The Passionate Thoughts of Jessica Helfand

Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.