MoMA Design Studio

Its likely I’m risking my editorial street cred (if I ever had any?) here, and this post may be seen as a HUGE self-promotion, but I think there’s a bigger issue here. Last month, the in-house design team (of which …

Where the Content Is the Cargo

by Carlo Espiritu, Designer Content management is a space that thrives on innovation for the sheer need to, not only organize volumes of data, but to deliver it in a meaningful and appealing way. With the constant influx of data …

AIGA.org Redesigned

The AIGA national website, long a deep resource for design advocacy and documentation, has just been redesigned. The new format makes the rich content from its various “journals,” like AIGA VOICE (which I have edited with Sue Apfelbaum), and archives …

How to Think About Website Prototypes (for Designers)

In the past, I often would describe a website prototype as a plan for how a website works, not how it looks. While, in a sense, I still think that’s true, I’ve come to realize that it’s actually pretty confusing, …

Weapons of Mass Consumption

By Rony Zibara, Partner, Innovation Director Idea Development Our desire for new things and our obsession over new innovative products knows no bounds. Even as kids we have been enamored by all that was new, from the current GI Joe figure …

Today's Obsession: Layer Styles

Here’s a tool for you visual learners at layerstyles.org: this is a tool that shows you, using the visual analogy of the familiar Photoshop layer styles dialog, some layer elements which can be edited in CS3. Check off the options …

Today's Obsession: VintageJS

For those of you more print-savvy than web, the world of site development becomes more modular with each passing day. Various teams bite off tiny bits of the process as their interests are addressed, from small teams developing gridded frameworks—into …

Beautiful Site: www.e-xtnd.it

E-xtnd.it is a site that provides plugins and extensions for WordPress, Joomla, and jQuery. They are a team of creatives focused on creating tools that are useful and relevant to designers. In particular they seek to make tools that are …

DesignBiz: Creating a Risk Assessment

When taking on projects with hairpin-turn deadlines, high levels of technical complexity, and large cross-disciplinary teams that function across silos within a large organization, designers often have to assume risk. This risk is often codified in a series of assumptions …

13 Questions for Things Organized Neatly Founder, Austin Radcliffe

For people with OCD, or even just your garden variety anal retentives, Austin Radcliffe is somewhat of a savior, shaman, and cult leader all rolled into one. Almost exactly a year ago, the Indianapolis-based designer created the website Thingsorganizedneatly.com. TON …