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.
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…
We review Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art by Stella Paul, which reprises how color informs artist practices, materials, theory, culture and more.
Lucian Bernhard designed Fonotyp to be a practical typographic writing system to spell English words phonetically.
Through his interpretations of media and typography, Marshall McLuhan predicted much of today's political world.
Early Germanic runes have reverberated throughout history.
We’ve reached peak infographics. Are you ready for what comes next in the world of data visualization?
Mark Randall of Worldstudio asks: Does human-centered design lead to better health outcomes? Come find out.
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.
In this piece on storytelling in design, film and advertising, Johan Liedgren explores different theories on the finite number of plots and what they mean for the process of building narratives.