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Recently, I gave a speech at the RGD Design Thinkers event here in Toronto. For a first-ever keynote, I think it went ok, though I probably relied on reading out my notes too much. But given that I used this forum to tell designers they can be ?dictatorial, inflexible, snobby?, people were pretty friendly. It's super long, but here's the text, along with the beautiful typographic slides designed by my friend Timothy O?
Je ne suis pas toujours d’accord avec les propos de Donald Norman, l’auteur de l’ouvrage The Design of Everyday Things . Mais je dois dire qu’il a tapé dans le mille dernièrement dans un article où il qualifie le design thinking de « mythe utile » (« Useful Myth »). Le design thinking est défini de différentes manières, chacun y va de sa petite définition. Pour Tim Brown de l’agence IDEO , le design thinking est une discipline « qui utilise la sensibilité et les méthodes du designer pour faire correspondre les besoins des gens avec ce qui est possible techniquement et ce qu’une stratégie commerciale peut convertir en valeur pour le client et en opportunité pour le marché. » Je trouve cette définition pour le moins curieuse dans la mesure où le design thinking est présenté comme une discipline basée sur les pratiques d’une personne, le designer, et non l’inverse. Curieusement le praticien, le designer donc, ne forge pas ici sa propre discipline mais elle serait forgé par autrui.
Feb 14 2011 One of the greatest things about having access to the Internet, is the educational opportunities that it affords the public. People in all professions have the ability to expand their knowledge base through the wealth of information being shared via the Internet, and the same holds true for those who are studying graphic design. The Internet is positively bursting with tutorials and resources that can help one advance through the various stages of becoming a successful graphic designer . All the way, from a newbie to an experienced pro. Today, that is our purpose here.
We at WDD are deeply saddened by Steve Jobs’ passing… And while the Internet is buzzing with people’s heartfelt emotions about his life’s impact and legacy, we’d also like to pay tribute with this modest homage. A designer at heart, design was at the core of Steve’s life and that translated to revolutionary and yes we can also say ‘magical’ products. But he says it better: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
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This post describes “How Print Design is the Future of Interaction,” a talk I gave at SXSW Interactive on March 12, 2011. The slides from the talk are available to view on Slideshare , and you can see some of the discussion that followed on Twitter here . Introduction
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You might consider yourself knowledgeable, but you’ve probably never heard of this powerful communication and design technique that I’m about to share. I’m sure you’ve seen it in practice but never knew it was working on you — that’s how good it is. I’m here to shed light on this technique so that you can use it as an approach to your design or writing. See what I did there? I introduced you to dissonance by using the technique itself. If used correctly, it can enhance your approach to design and copywriting in certain projects.
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UPDATE: I updated this diagram in 2009 for the second edition of Designing for Interaction that addresses some of the shortcomings I note below.