Design Thinking

What is design thinking? This creative approach has been deeply influential in the design world in recent years, leading to heated debate about the design thinking process, both pro and con. Imprint has provided a online forum to explore graphic design thinking as it is put into practice with clients and within companies—essential reading for today’s designers, art directors, and design leaders.

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Nimble Design: Creative Thinking in the Digital Age

“Employers want to hire nimble thinkers: people who are not only content experts but who also are agile in adapting to new technology and new directions in their fields.” — Robin Landa Robin Landa’s latest book, Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, encourages and nourishes nimble thinking — the ability to adapt and...

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Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...

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A Data Viz Diary

Steven Heller talks with Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi about their transcontinental postcard project, "Dear Data."

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Should Designers Plunder the Past?

In the Spring 2015 issue of Print, Rick Poynor tackles the timeless question of whether the past is better left alone in graphic design.

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Design. What’s It Worth?

What’s the best way to manage your creative business finances? How do you go about pricing design work? Learn how with The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money by Ilise Benun. Like many graphic designers, I could use a little more work right about now. Good, challenging work from clients who have interesting assignments and...

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Now Read This

Ben Shahn's The Shape Of Content is hands-down the best book about making consequential art and design and the pitfalls thereof. Here's why.