A Smarter Designer

A curated reading lists for designers. Collected by Guy Haviv.

December 18, 2013 at 7:12am
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The Great Discontent posted a terrific in-depth interview with Paula Scher. 

After that, I knew I had to start my own business if I wanted to keep moving. I was beginning to learn that if you get good at something and become known for it, then it’s time to change it. If you don’t, you’ll be stuck and people will get tired of it. You’ve got to grow. Sometimes that means putting yourself in a position where you might fail or do bad work for a while because you’re still finding yourself, but I’m prepared to deal with those sorts of periods in order to grow.

Great in-depth interview with Paula Scher

typographie:

womenofgraphicdesign:

The Great Discontent posted a terrific in-depth interview with Paula Scher

After that, I knew I had to start my own business if I wanted to keep moving. I was beginning to learn that if you get good at something and become known for it, then it’s time to change it. If you don’t, you’ll be stuck and people will get tired of it. You’ve got to grow. Sometimes that means putting yourself in a position where you might fail or do bad work for a while because you’re still finding yourself, but I’m prepared to deal with those sorts of periods in order to grow.

Great in-depth interview with Paula Scher

June 26, 2013 at 10:54pm
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On affordances and iOS7 →

"That’s what affordances do. They operate on the boundary between sight and touch. You see a thing, often from a distance, and its affordances give you enough information to simulate, in your mind, the sensation of manipulating it."…

June 20, 2013 at 11:27am
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Ian Storm Taylor: Shadows Aren't Black →

June 15, 2013 at 10:06am
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How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google →

October 1, 2012 at 11:40pm
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Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar →

Finishing it now, great read.

11:36pm
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Great interview with Michael C. Place on the Build eleven years anniversary →

November 3, 2011 at 11:52pm
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Short and sweet: Ten Usability Heuristics [Nielsen] →

May 30, 2011 at 1:53am
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John Gruber - Auteur Theory of Design [video, 15min] →

December 21, 2010 at 5:33pm
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Title Junk - on designing website <title> content [Daring Fireball] →

Might be a small point, but Gruber is insightful as always. 

December 2, 2010 at 11:34am
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A Visual History of Desktop OS User Interface Design →

A screenshot-packed, 150 slides presentation I gave at Shenkar College of Design this week.

November 24, 2010 at 12:36am
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Fascinating audio interview with Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO) on Design Matters →

November 19, 2010 at 7:15am
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Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques and Workflow (Smashing Magazine) →

November 4, 2010 at 7:53pm
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Thinking for a Living: Bookshelf →

The thinking for a Living bookshelf is a stunningly simple page full of graphic design book links. It’s gorgeous and contains many worthy recommendations.

7:52pm
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The Library: A Museum (Design Observer) →

October 26, 2010 at 6:19pm
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Know your type: Baskerville (idsgn) →