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.
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.
Lovely article on the importance of writing in the design process.
This post by writer and artist Austin Kleon makes me want to get into a more routine blogging habit.
Executive John Maeda argues that code is not the only important skill for designers to have moving forward.
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.