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[15 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, it ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United …

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[13 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Pink Pony Case Study

What if an advertising company had to throw a birthday party for an 8 year old girl? John St. shows us. After working in an ad firm, I can attest that the ridiculousness is incredibly on point.
Ricky Salsberry is a print & interactive designer working in Chicago and the editor of The Donut Project. In his spare time he reads/rants about technology, watches hockey, wrecks his bike, and designs some more.

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[16 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Mediocrity Campaign

Subaru has a cool advertising campaign called Mediocrity. They’ve created a fake car called the 2011 Mediocrity, complete with faux ad campaign and complete website. The video above is the Apple-esque designer interviews, on how they were able to make the car so incredibly mundane. The spoof is honestly what it seems some designers/companies think. The hard-working folks who brought 2011 Mediocrity to life talk about their inspirations for designing it. Darren Tibbits, Charles S. Veit and Marilyn Reiter reveal the level of thinking that went into every detail of …

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[15 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Facebook Messaging: One Inbox to Rule them all

The blogosphere is buzzing about Facebook’s proposed messaging system. But is it DOA or the future of online communications?
History is littered with solutions to problems we never knew we had. Betamax was a better alternative to VHS tapes, Sony Mini Disc was more portable than CDs, HD DVD was cheaper to implement than Blue-ray DVD. But just because something solves a need doesn’t insure success. Does the world need Facebook mail? No. Will it succeed? Maybe. I think that Facebook, in opening up the ability for users to have an …

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[8 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Disfluency: The Art of Making Things Difficult

Speech disfluencies are any of various breaks, irregularities, or utterances that are often not consistent with any specific grammatical construction and occur within the flow of otherwise fluent speech. These include, for example, words and sentences that are cut off mid-utterance, phrases that are restarted or repeated, repeated syllables, grunts or unrecognizable utterances occurring as “fillers”, and “repaired” utterances.
In short, disfluency is a break in an otherwise consistent grammatical flow and, as such, is not desirable.
But how about visual disfluency?
Visual disfluency is a break …