You May Be A Socialite With A Long String Of Pearls, But You’re Gonna Have To Serve Somebody

Valleywag is pointing to a 2006 article by Adrian Holovaty that addresses the design limitations newspapers are facing online. Holovaty argues for a data structure that is more user-centric. …say a newspaper has written a story about a local fire. Being able to read that story on a cell phone is fine and dandy. Hooray, […]

Wall Street Has A New Look. So Does Its Newspaper of Record.

The online version of The Wall Street Journal has a new look as of today, care of Sapient. “The redesign is a crucial moment in the e-evolution of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones,” said Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company. “We will be […]

Designer-Songwriter Makes Would Be Virals

Matt Maxwell, aka, Design Minstrel is writing and performing songs about design. Here’s a lyric from the song posted above: When it arrives in cardboard cover I can’t wait to discover For a spread to-say I got published in CA While I can’t say the performance is riveting, the lyrics are certainly on point for […]

del.icio.us Is Now Delicious

I just made a post to Delicious, but before I could I had to log in, which was odd. Now I know why. The site has been overhauled and it’s looking good. According to their blog, the new Delicious is just like the old del.icio.us, only faster, easier to learn, and hopefully more delightful to […]

How To Tell If An Idea Is Any Good

[via designer, Frank Chimero] Share

Real Mad Man Looks Back

Designer William Drenttel, a founding editor at Design Observer, discusses his pre-design background as a “Mad Man.” When I started at Compton, account executives on Procter & Gamble generally had MBAs from Penn, Columbia or Dartmouth. We were white and generally male. We bought our (white) shirts at one of three places: Brooks Brothers, J.Press […]

Battle of the Human Billboards

Rob Walker points to an interesting response to the above t-shirt. Share

Walmart Changes Logo, Drops Hyphen. Craziness!

I like good logos and all, but I don’t quite get why people obsess over them. And I can’t imagine the decision-making process that went into Walmart’s new logo. Plus, they’re dropping the hyphen. So, what do you think? Share

Paint By Numbers Design Rules

BusinessWeek canvassed a broad range of Internet luminaries to discover the design rules they live by. 1. Thou shalt not abuse Flash. 2. Thou shalt not hide content. 3. Thou shalt not clutter. 4. Thou shalt not overuse glassy reflections. 5. Thou shalt not name your Web 2.0 company with an unnecessary surplus or dearth […]

Design Out of Chaos Without the Aid of Mind

Susan Blackmore says, a meme is not an idea, rather it’s “that which is imitated.” In other marketing 2.0 words, a meme is viral. Since, most of us in advertising today are trying to create viral videos, it might be worth taking 21 minutes to absorb this TED lecture. Share