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It is entirely possible that Hugh Dubberly is one of the very
few people in the design community who quotes easily and
unself-consciously from Plato's Dialogues. As the former vice
president of Netscape's Web Design and Site Integration Department
and the recent co-founder of his own eponymous design consulting
firm, Dubberly—like favorite Greek philosopher—is a professional
shiner of light into the murk and ambiguity of life. “My central
concern,” he says, “is to figure out how design can be employed
make complex ideas visible and understandable so that we can make
better products.” With impeccable design and digital pedigrees,
Dubberly has been on the cusp of what's next since the Internet's
earliest days. So it's worthwhile paying attention to his present
thoughts on what's next for the business of design—and the design
Like iron filings arrayed around a magnet, Dubberly's thoughts
are organized around two poles. The first is that design and
designers are now utterly central to big, important and
fast-growing companies. The second is that designers now have an
opportunity and responsibility that meld into and perhaps even
herald a new field of practice.
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Is it ever too late for a print designer to learn the language of the web? Heller hopes not. Calling all tutors!
Section: Inspiration -
personal essay, Voice, web design, design educators, students
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Section: Inspiration -
personal essay, Voice, typography, web design
In the second installment of a two-part video, John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, talks shop with The Creative Group, shedding light on what the future holds for today’s creatives. Find out what this acclaimed designer and creative-industry veteran has to say about the Creative Team of the Future.
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INitiative, in-house design, professional development, advice, innovation
As a mother of two and a full-time art director at Savage, I regularly battle the ups and downs of being a mom in a designer’s world. Although it can be overwhelming at times, it can also be highly rewarding. As everyone handles the balance in their own way, I’ve assembled some thoughts and advice for creative working mothers.
Section: Tools and Resources
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