Making Sense of the Data, Part 3

Making Sense of the Data, Part 3 This post is Part Three of a series adapted from my presentation at the 2011 HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco (Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here). I included …

Black Out

Tell us what you think about SOPA and PIPA in the comments section below. (Note that Wikipedia left the entries for both bills online, although its site is blacked out.) Here’s a quick digest of the SOPA/PIPA black-out protests: The New York …

Making Sense of the Data, Part 2

This post is Part Two (see part 1 here) of a series adapted from my presentation at the 2011 HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco. I included a variety of slide transitions in my talk, so in some cases …

Making Sense of the Data, Part 1

This post is an adaptation of my presentation at the 2011 HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco. I included a variety of slide transitions in my talk, so in some cases below, I’ve consolidated slide groups into animated GIFs. …

There Is No Box!

We used to joke around the office that our work amounted to an unending cycle; “Another day, another rectangle,” we’d say. And in some ways, that still works. After all, new devices are popping into existence all the time; each …

Once Upon an iPad

Andrew Jones, publisher of the photography journal, Once Magazine, says “We think that our approach to multimedia in the infant field of tablet publishing is an effort not to be ignored. The basic storytelling unit is the fullscreen photograph. And …

Q&A with Patrick McNeil, Author of The Web Designer's Idea Book

The Web Designer’s Idea Book has finally gone digital. Author and web developer Patrick McNeil recently celebrated the release of The Web Designer’s Idea App, Version 2. With its abundance of inspiration and design examples, the app makes web design accessible …

Smarter, Better Cyborgs

Instead of augmenting reality, we should make technology more aware.     Illustrations by Tim Lahan   In the future, you will design the unseen. You will design with sounds, textures, vibrations, smells, and temperature, along with the media you …

The Purpose of a Website

Why do you have a website?   This may sound like a foolish question, but it should be the first one you ask when starting every new web project, especially when building your own site. Judging from the many design …