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Beep Edition is coming to Drupal8

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

I've never had particularly lofty ambitions for Beep Edition , the responsive base theme I started a few years ago. Rather than make a new 'all singing, all dancing' kind of theme, I wanted this to be my starting point,...

Explorations for iconic logos based on one man-made and one natural object

30 thumbnails

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015

Heemong Kim , our instructor for Graphic Design 1 (and 4 & 5) at Rhode Island College had a rule for starting any project: 30 thumbnails. If you showed up for the first class after getting a new assignment without...

This is our craft. This is our art.

Sunday, 24 November, 2013

I read a thread on Twitter today between (among others) Harry Roberts ( @csswizardry ) and Aral Balkan ( @aral ) about the use of the word ‘craft’ in our industry. While I can’t disagree with the take that saying...

Content modeling & the trouble with too many parts

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013

Content modeling is a pretty interesting emerging topic these days. Karen McGrane ( @karenmcgrane ) and Jeff Eaton ( @eaton ) had a great conversation about this recently on Lullabot's ' Insert Content Here ' podcast that really got me...

Curiosity: not just for killing cats anymore

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012

It’s what drives innovation. It’s what drives the web. It’s the force behind the questions ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’ If Tim Berners-Lee was not curious, he would not have created the very place we all work. If Marc Andreeson wasn’t...

Design Thinking: it's what designers do

Wednesday, 13 April, 2011

Design Thinking (DT) is a pretty big ‘buzzphrase’ these days, it’s true. Big in business education, business innovation writing and even (shockingly) in the design world. What has always struck me is that purely by definition, design thinking is exactly...