Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Architect David Adjaye: Geography, Culture and Place

David Adjaye INDABA 2013 Presentation

Social Design: Designers Bringing Design to Rural Places

Fast Company Article: The Heart of Hale County

Auburn University's Rural Studio program, is blazing a new trail in thinking about what today might be called social design--pushing architects to figure out how to use their talents to serve a greater good.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Revolution was Digitized: 30 Years of the Mac Computer

The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mackintosh computer, which would be the world’s first mass-market personal computer that had a graphical user interface and a mouse, is being celebrate this weekend.

Apples in-house video: Thirty Years of Mac

NYtimes Article: ...A Lost Converstion with Steve Jobs

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Type Design Partnership Dissolves

The talented team of  Hoefler and Frere-Jones are now in a legal battle that will surely alter their influential partnership.  The company's body of almost 800 fonts includes the architecture-inspired Gotham and the eponymous Hoefler Text, a font developed for Apple to demonstrate advanced type technologies.

Article: The Beatles Of The Type World, Are Breaking Up

Article: Typography Partners Part ways....

AIGA Profile:Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Fere-Jones

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Digital Design: Changing Government and Culture

Ben Terrett, head of design at the Government Digital Service, Cabinet Office for United Kingdom, touches on a few key ideas he learned in changing the governments website.

Video interview: Ben Terrett

Design INDABA 2013 Presentation: Changing Culture Through Digital Design

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Film: If You Build It

Designer/activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller take Design Thinking to North Carolina community and produces life shifting results. If You Build It is a documentary about their experience teaching ten students the power of design and what a community-focused effort can do to the moral of the area.

Film Screening Schedule

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Design Thinking at Stanford University

Stanford's D. School is show results in terms of products solving real world problems.

NY Times Article: Solving Problems for Real World

Other examples: Link to NY Times Article