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“To refuse to participate in the shaping of our future is to give it up. Do not be misled into passivity either by false security (they don’t mean me) or by despair (there’s nothing we can do). Each of us must find our work and do it.” — Audre Lorde
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A big thank you to Tekuno for sponsoring my blog this week. Tekuno is a San Francisco tea company that works directly with producers to showcase the world of Japanese green teas (and matcha!). Their small team travels to Japan each year—COVID notwithstanding—to source teas based upon a simple philosophy: find teas that are expressive […]
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Brochures are an excellent tool to spread the word about your offerings, upcoming events, promotions or conferences. In today’s post, I gathered 13 of the best brochure ideas to help you design clear, beautiful and useful marketing assets. Let’s get started! Brochure Idea #1: Blend Bold Fonts and Colors A top graphic design trend is the use of brig ...
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This Dieter Rams-inspired speaker lets you focus on the music and without any smartphone distractions! This Dieter Rams-Inspired Speaker Brings the Simplicity of the 1950s to Bluetooth Music is sometimes the only company you need, whether you’re listening to your favorite...
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BMW bike’s get a breath of fresh air with these tradition defying designs! Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or as we know it, BMW, was formed on Match 7th, 1916 and since then has been known for its penchant of...
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The Lexus Design Award is on a mission to make the world better. Here’s how you can participate! I’ve noticed something rather interesting over the past couple of years. The purpose of a design, any design, is to see itself evolve in a way...
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This transparent pen design crystalizes tree branches to make empty pens memorable! When it comes to stationery, it often seems that demand overshadows artistry. Noisy, plastic pouches lined with ten or more plastic pens fill the bags of...
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I moved to the USA in 1999 and two months ago I became a citizen. I can finally say: I AM A VOTER. Today we launched our Tattly x @iamavoter partnership to help increase voter registration and voter turnout in this election. See you at the polls!
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This is fascinating. – There’s a serious shortage of poll workers for this year’s US presidential election. You can volunteer to be one! Learn more here. – This headline would have made no sense a year ago. Now, with two kids remote schooling, it made me click not he link: Let Your Kids Bike in […]
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By designing digital product pages for smartphone users who are in that early discovery and research phase, your clients can make more money off of their products. Today, we’ll look at how this is done.
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Gamer rooms have quickly gathered status in the home, promoting gaming stations from a dusty corner of a bedroom or lounge to fully fledged and styled out setups. Gaming is no longer a past time just for kids, virtual platforms of recreation have became a go-to for all ages–particularly in response to social restrictions brought […] The post 40 Gam
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Coding thousands of pieces of artwork teaches you a thing or two about the creative process. Whether you want to overcome perfectionism, learn new skills, or simply explore the playful side of coding, regular projects may be just what you need.
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What kind of change are you looking for through your design system? Here’s one way to frame it. It should serve you if you want to make your pitch to someone in a management position, someone with a stake in the productivity of digital product teams in particular. Setting the scene When you can no longer fit your digital product team(s) into one ro ...
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While some people do prefer a sofa, an armchair remains one of the most important functional pieces of interior. This multitasker has to be chosen with a lot of purposes in mind. Is it meant to be just a pretty accent? Then it has to look spectacular. Should it host you throughout many hours in […] The post 51 Armchairs That Add Effortless Comfort
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A few methods to consider when building yours. Accessibility personas created by Mark Boyes-Smith and Alicia Crowther I love personas. I feel really lucky that I get to spend a lot of time at work thinking and talking about them. For those less familiar with the concept, personas are fictionalised representations of different types of users that co ...
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Learning to improve my job search prospects. “What’s your application strategy?”, a design manager asked me during a Zoom chat. Although the phrase was new to me, the idea that job search involved strategy was familiar. When I began my search in June, I understood the difficulty that lay ahead. Making a career change is an uphill battle, but doing ...
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The value of research Design is valuable. I have no doubts about that. Design fosters meaningful connections between artefacts and individuals. It helps organisations communicate what makes them different. And it enables us designers to build solutions that are relevant for the user or target audiences. Even on economics, the financial performance ...
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A silver-lining COVID bootcamp story. Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash In January 2020, my design cohort and I dove into our first remote lecture, before Zoom completely took over our lives, while it was still novel and almost kind of fun. Sixty-ish squares filled with tiny, eager faces ready to take on this challenge ahead. At this point, we ...
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This article explores what intuitive design actually means, why it doesn’t make sense, how we can better approach design solutions, and what the future of interfaces might look like.
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