Many people still believe that only certain people are creative and that creativity is a special or elite skill that only some possess. But this misconception is now changing. In recent years more evidence that creativity and creative thinking skills can be taught, learned and practiced has appeared.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a love affair with street art. From 3-D chalk art paintings to the graffiti that litters the sides of rail cars and abandoned buildings all over Cincinnati to beautiful Banksy-esque street art. In fact, I love Banksy so much that I have a number of...
Web expert Chris Butler gives website prototyping advice for exploring the user experience by building a working model before designing your actual website.
Design school teaches us a lot, but there are still lessons to learn. Phil Cleaver’s witty, new, self-designed book explores just what we've missed!
Editor’s Note: When designing for mobile, the first question that usually comes to mind is whether a mobile-specific version should be built based on the desktop version or if the original site can be created so that it can adapt to use on various mobile devices. In this excerpt from his new book Mobile Web Designer’s...
Platforms like WordPress provide a great way to build a DIY website easily and quickly, but it's important to set your site apart from the competition.
Deadline extended! Submit your design work for inclusion in Creative Anarchy, a new book from Mastering Type author Denise Bosler.
When I first started editing for HOW Books around a year and a half ago, the first book I chose as an editor’s pick was Meghan Murphy’s Kawaii Not, Too: Cute Gets Badder. If you’re not familiar, the book is Murphy’s second collection of Japanese-inspired cute comic strips of inanimate objects saying some pretty...
Prototyping is building a model of a website—before you build the actual site. HOW Interactive Design Conference speaker Chris Butler schools us on website prototyping—and why it's such a crucial step in the web design process.
Personal branding entails creating an original visual identity for yourself and weaving common threads via visual and verbal components across media.