Art and design

Our articles on art and design include how open source software, hardware, and design are shaping today's artists and concepts.

The tools don't get you the job

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The concepts and ideas of creative design should be taught, not just tools. That doesn't get you the job.Read more

The UX of open source content management

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Successful open source content management systems must meet or exceed the consumer's expectations for simple UX.Read more

Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 for free and open source design

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Libre Graphics Meeting will be held in Toronto from April 29 to May 2. This conference is open to the public, and registration is free. Libre...Read more

The future of open source is a better user experience

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Each year, my favorite open source software survey asks "Where is the future of open source taking us?" I think we have to address and made big...Read more

Why open source needs accessibility standards

As the user base of open source software continues to grow, developers have the responsibility of making their software accessible to all potential...Read more

Measuring the value of open hardware design

With the rise of distributed manufacturing with 3D printing, the number of hardware designs released under free licenses is growing exponentially...Read more

Good design matters for open source projects

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The design of everyday things is an important cultural movement. Of that, most of us have no doubt. We want our tools to work flawlessly and...Read more

Tutorial to create a vector graphic with Inkscape

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Inkscape tutorial for tracing an image. For the purpose of this demonstration, I’m using Inkscape for Linux Mint.Read more