design thinking

Print's February 2014 Issue

Print’s February 2014 Issue

The Sex & Design Issue: This month, we take a tasteful look at everything from sex itself to sexuality. Plus, we draw attention to the artists and projects, such as the racy Secret Behavior magazine, that explore sex. We even sneak behind the black bars of censorship to understand why certain comics are so...

On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out a specific niche in our visual field with a new noun or adjective. So...

Inventive Designers with U.S. Patents

According to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2012 alone, there were 542,815 applications for patents with 276,788 patents granted. Since 1790, there have been 7 million patents issued total, when Samuel Hopkins was awarded the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. That patent was signed...

The i(Pads) Have It

I love my iPad. It almost seems human to me, because it appears to anticipate my every need requiring me to do little more than think and move my finger.