Tipo e's How to Create Typefaces: from sketch to screen is an excellent primer on type design, albeit a little primer.
Frere-Jones Type has just released the Retina typeface, a low-contrast sans serif whose origins date back to the 1990s when grunge was in full swing.
In the world of verbals & visuals, subjectivity reigns. So how, in a discipline filled with varying opinions, do you know for sure something will work? I call them field tests.
Doing research upon which to develop Design Strategy will both speed your creative process and ensure great impact for your clients.
Bridging the gap from research to idea development can be stumbling block for many designers. With a bit of creative planning, your brainstorming sessions can yield ideas meaningful to your intended user.
Beautiful design is wonderful, but without having a solid context for the work first, you’re depending on luck to really nail solutions. To solve business problems, to do work that will be a sound investment for your clients, you need to start with strategy.
We live in an incredibly complex digital world. My new iPhone can do what?! I can collaborate online with how many people at once?! Despite this exciting features-based wonderland, many designers retain a rather dogmatic approach when designing for the screen.
Although it’s easier to blame your coworkers or clients when things go wrong on a design project, the truth is that most problems are related to breakdowns in process, not people. That’s why it’s critical for designers to have a deep understanding of how they work.
Discussions about design work are often centered on the important functions of getting and doing more work, but a complete picture of the design process has more than just two steps. As clients and employers feel pressure to shorten timeframes to protect budgets and profits the creative process feels the squeeze.
People are surprising and unpredictable. The appeal of primary user research is more than sharing interesting antidotes at presentations (or cocktail parties) but to uncover how people really behave.