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    Frank Chimero on design criticism

    June 10, 2018

    This is an exceptional list of tips & techniques for productive design criticism by Frank Chimero. I learned some of these points in practice in design school, but it’s helpful to remind ourselves of smart ways to conduct and respond to critique, primarily when working in a team.

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    Everything Easy is Hard Again by Frank Chimero

    March 7, 2018

    This essay by Frank Chimero is the smartest thing I’ve read about the web recently. In it, he argues “the web needs pockets of slowness and thoughtfulness as its reach and power continues to increase.” I found it fascinating to read his early experiences of learning how to write markup by reading it. As someone who is passionate about all things web, I hope that this essay inspires the current generation of web designers and developers to keep their work legible for younger designers like myself to learn.


    Designers who play with words

    January 29, 2018

    Lovely article on the importance of writing in the design process.

    Austin Kleon on daily blogging

    December 1, 2017

    This post by writer and artist Austin Kleon makes me want to get into a more routine blogging habit.


    John Maeda on writing

    March 19, 2017

    Executive John Maeda argues that code is not the only important skill for designers to have moving forward.


    7 ways writing improves creativity

    January 24, 2017

    If you aren’t writing, this article lists many great reasons why you should be. I believe design and writing go hand-in-hand, and I know for one practicing this blog has helped me reflect on my interests and become a better designer in the process.