design

A few years back, a good friend recommended I pick up a copy of Designing Brand Identity: an essential guide for the whole branding team by Alina Wheeler. Now in its 3rd edition, it's a beautiful book, well designed and easy to read or to use as a reference.
2 comments Posted 14 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
As 2010 comes to a close, I thought I'd write my last post of the year about a project that has really moved and inspired me. The project is called Studio H, and is the brainchild of two brilliant designers, Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller, who have found a new calling as teachers in one of the... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Tim Lee is, for my money, one of the most reasonable and thoughtful tech policy essayists we have. His latest, “Open User Interfaces Suck” got my attention, because he hits me right where I live. In his usual, respectful, level-headed way, he claims that open systems (like the open source... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Nov 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
We've made a small change on the site, but hopefully it will have a big impact. Thanks to the recommendation from the Client Advisory Team at Acquia, we made the RSS icon in the header a little bigger. Many subscribers use the RSS feed to
2 comments Posted 28 Sep 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
We've made a small change on the site, but hopefully it will have a big impact. Thanks to the recommendation from the Client Advisory Team at Acquia, we made the RSS icon in the header a little bigger. Many subscribers use the RSS feed to
2 comments Posted 28 Sep 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
At 64 Studio, we use the Linux kernel with real-time patches to ensure reliable, glitch-free I/O for our customers' demanding audio applications. Having source code and full control over the design of the system means that we can tweak the machine for the best possible performance on the target... Read more
7 comments Posted 24 Sep 2010 by Daniel James Feed
I've never been much for clubs. When I was young, I made a lousy cub scout. I wasn't a real "joiner" in high school or college either (just enough to get by) and I still don't get actively involved in many professional associations today. But I'm a sucker for a noble mission. I find myself getting... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 Sep 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Last post, I discussed how governments, especially state and local, should be thinking differently about the ways they engage online with the people they serve.
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
This week, those smart folks over at IDEO launched a new project they are calling OpenIDEO. If you aren't familiar with IDEO yet, you should be—they are the poster children for design thinking specifically and 21st century innovation more generally.
2 comments Posted 5 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
When I hear people talk about how awesome their organizational culture is, I often find myself wondering what sort of “great” culture it is. For me, great cultures fall into two categories: entitlement and mission-driven. Those “best places to work” lists don't usually make a distinction, but I do... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed

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