Gilbert Baker Typeface

Super fun and gorgeous typeface by Fontself (https://www.fontself.com/). 

Gilbert Baker typeface. https://www.typewithpride.com/

Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides

REPOST VIA PAUL ANDREW, the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine.

View original post and all the style guides here: http://bit.ly/2bJRwID

 

 

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

REPOST VIA SEAN BLANDA, a writer based in New York City and is the former Editor-in-Chief and Director of 99U. Find him on Twitter: @SeanBlanda.

"The bullshit industrial complex is a pyramid of groups that goes something like this:

  1. Group 1: People actually shipping ideas, launching businesses, doing creative work, taking risks and sharing first-hand learnings.
  2. Group 2: People writing about group 1 in clear, concise, accessible language.
  3. [And here rests the line of bullshit demarcation…]
  4. Group 3: People aggregating the learnings of group 2, passing it off as first-hand wisdom.
  5. Group 4: People aggregating the learnings of group 3, believing they are as worthy of praise as the people in group 1.
  6. Groups 5+: And downward….

The Complex eventually becomes a full fledged self-sufficient ecosystem when people in group 4 are reviewing books by people in group 3 who are only tweeting people in group 2 who are appearing on the podcasts started by people in group 3."

Read more here: http://99u.com/articles/53863/the-creative-worlds-bullshit-industrial-complex

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

REPOST VIA THOMAS CHAMORRO-PREMUZIC (Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and Columbia University)

“Suppressed creativity is a malign organizational tumour” says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in his research into retaining employees. “Although every organization claims to care about innovation, very few are willing to do what it takes to keep their creative people happy, or at least, productive...If you fail to recognize your employees’ creative potential, they will go somewhere where they feel more valued.” 

Read more here: https://hbr.org/2013/04/seven-rules-for-managing-creat

Photos: MarvelApp

New Logo and Identity for Deliveroo by DesignStudio

REPOST VIA BRAND NEW A DIVISION OF UNDERCONSIDERATION

"I really like the new icon because it’s not an instant giveaway — you have to use a little bit of brainpower to make the connection between the shape of the icon, the name of the company, and that “roo” is short for “kangaroo”. Some clients might think that’s one too many steps of association and would opt for a more instant telegraphic logo, so it’s nice to see a client take a leap of faith."

 

Continue reading here: http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_deliveroo_by_designstudio.php

Rebranding a digital bank: The story behind our new look

REPOST VIA JOE ALLISON, DESIGN LEAD AT MONESE

"In close collaboration with user experience analysts, and management teams, we began by defining a brand storyboard. We discussed how our banking services are helping people to ‘level-up’ and progress with their lives. We went on to define our values. We took this very seriously as these would go on to form the core of our personality and act as a basecamp we could circle back to for each brand decision that we make."

Read more of his post here: https://medium.com/@joe_96831/branding-monese-9f076baf0d79#.yd99slyvn

Designers shouldn’t code. They should study business.

REPOST VIA JOSHUA TAYLOR, FORMER DESIGN DIRECTOR AT EVERNOTE

"In general, our focus on user research and analytics has helped a ton in giving more credence to the voices of designers. We’re also seeing great examples of design led companies and designers impacting the core of big businesses—like Airbnb, Pocket, Facebook, Google, Slack, and a loads of others."

Continue reading his post here: https://medium.com/@joshuantaylor/designers-shouldn-t-code-they-should-study-business-dc3e7e203d39#.wqoj08xc7

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO MORE EFFECTIVE [Design] MEETINGS

REPOST VIA DAVE KASHEN, Co-FOUNDER AND CEO OF WorkLife

  1. Share your notes with clients. Check in with them during the meeting to make sure what you’ve written accurately reflects what they meant.
  2. Listen to what the client is saying, but also to understand why they’re saying it. Resist your temptation to begrudgingly do what they say, or to show them all the reasons they’re wrong. Instead, get curious and start digging deeper.
  3. Assign next steps, if an action item comes up in the meeting, make sure to write it down separately from the notes.
  4. Agree on which changes you’ll try and take 5 minutes at the end of the meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  5. Immediately after the meeting, send out a recap of the decisions that were made and next steps people committed to.

Continue reading post here: http://blog.invisionapp.com/5-simple-steps-to-more-effective-meetings

Smartphone Apps Are Now 50% of All U.S. Digital Media Time Spent

REPOST VIA ADAM LELLA

"Another major digital media milestone was reached this July. Smartphone apps, which have been playing an increasingly important role in consumers’ digital lives over the past several years, now account for more than half of all Americans’ time spent online, according to comScore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform and comScore Mobile Metrix®. While the smartphone app has been the most important access vehicle to the internet for some time, growing its share to a point where it now eclipses all other digital media platforms combined speaks to just how central to our lives the smartphone has become."

Continue reading post here: http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Blog/Smartphone-Apps-Are-Now-50-of-All-US-Digital-Media-Time-Spent

Distracted in 2016? Reboot Your Phone with Mindfulness

REPOST VIA TRISTAN HARRIS

"I spent the last three years as Product Philosopher at Google, where I studied how technology affects people’s attention, wellbeing, and behavior. I left recently to work on a social movement for technology called “Time Well Spent” — for a new class of tech that’s about minimizing distractions, supporting mindful choices and helping people live the lives they want to live — not maximizing screen time. It’s similar to the way the organic food movement created a new market for healthy and sustainable food."

Continue reading his post:  https://medium.com/swlh/distracted-in-2016-reboot-your-phone-with-mindfulness-9f4c8ad46538#.oo3eo4b5k

The Digital Designer of the Future

by Diogenes Brito
Product Designer Slack. Formerly a designer and engineer Squarespace, LinkedIn. Follow me on Twitter.

These days, the latest technology goes in and out of style at light speed. It’s enough to make an interface designer wonder how she’ll be prepared for the future and stay competitive and competent in the job market. In fact, “The Future of Work” was the title of the panel I was recently on as part of AIGA’s San Francisco Design Week, along with Heather PhillipsTyson KallbergMario Delgado, and Dennis Field.