Often it's the small, random details in a story that make it feel authentic. Advertising great David Ogilvy understood the value of great storytelling.
Designers have always borrowed from other sources, but 'fair use' is a hard idea to pin down. Jeff Koons thought he had an air-tight defence. He didn't.
While designers seem to like it, Google's new logo has been compared to Comic Sans in some quarters. Why are we seeing such a wide discrepancy in opinion?
The Facebook Friends icon was telling a story from another era – until designer Caitlin Winner stepped in.
Often it's the flaws in a technology – the brush strokes, the audio hiss – that we celebrate most. Khoi Vin celebrates the halftone in his latest design.
Cognitive dissonance is that feeling you get when a picture frame is 3 degrees off square. Learn to use it without getting used by it.
A banana can tell us when it's no longer good to eat without needing text or even and LED. Can we use this idea in our UI design?
What if you could make a working prototype just by sketching your app and then photographing it with your phone? Appseed does just that.
Steve Jobs liked simple design, but he wasn't simple-minded. Alex looks at U.S. Presidents and the important differences between dumb and simple.
Designers always know how they think the web should work. Userstyles are the best way to re-engineer your internet just the way you like it.
The ancient Sumerians were the first data nerds, and understood the beauty of tabular data. But how do we keep the power of HTML tables on small screens?