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By now there must be few
people who are unaware of the recent uproar surrounding the University of
California’s rebranding effort. Seldom does
the media take such an active interest in design, so it was disheartening that they got their reporting so very wrong. The outcome
of that misreporting—fueled by an online petition and fanned by our very own
design community—has set back the course of design and cheated the university out of a progressive new identity.
Section: Why Design
Design methodologies add value to the visual arts curriculum by teaching the practical and purposeful
application of creative thinking—the very definition of innovation. So why has design education been largely absent in conversations about K12 education reform?
Section: Tools and Resources
Can branding by any other name smell sweet? Caplan gets a sour taste (and smell) from all this branding consciousness.
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branding, design thinking, Voice
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, a local design studio sought to make sense of the chaotic sequence of events. Using iconography to tell the story, here is the book they created: 102 Hours.
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book design, communication design, Design for Good, social issues
“Eclectic” and “diverse” are perhaps the best words to describe this year’s submissions to “Justified: AIGA Design Competition.” Examining clarity of concept, quality of execution and ability to engage and inspire, the jury selected 14 works from nearly 300 submissions.
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read more at wired.com
Devotees of design and documentaries will be happy to learn that Innovation and Art are two of six guiding themes in the new Ken Burns app, which gathers 3-minute clips from the filmmaker's 30 years of work into digestible playlists. The app, Burns' first step into the digital and interactive realms, was designed in collaboration with Burns and producer Don MacKinnon by the Brooklyn-based agency Big Spaceship, contributors to AIGA's "Defining the Studio of 2015" initiative.
Section: Inspiration -
interaction design, interface design, digital media, history
Birthday Candle Necklace
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Meet the designer subverting internet art and having fun with it, too
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It's Nice That
The Essential Jacques Demy Packaging
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The Criterion Collection
Graphic Design Blueprints: Architects have them, now designers do too. Boost designs by discovering their target markets' Visual Preferences
Shared in Tools & Resources by Steven Kronick
St. Vincent/Tortoise concert posters
Cascades 2008 Report on Sustainable Development
go_staugustine (go St Augustine)
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