Design systems for everyone ★

Ethan Marcotte has four new courses on design systems, available for free at Aquent Gymnasium. These are my notes about the excellent first course, Design …

Web Interface Handbook 

The Web Interface Handbook “is a book about the fundamentals of creating a good web interface. You will find out how to make effective forms, …

Japanese Carpentry ★

Our tiny family is building a house. We are shortly before moving into the new place and I´m exhausted by the entire process. Building a …

Resilient Web Design ★

Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith is a pleasure to read. Jeremy has put together context and concept for a …

Unconventional and free stock images ★

A list of unconventional and free stock images by Mel Choyce in her CSS-Tricks article: British Library (unsplash) New York Public Library The State Library of New South …

13 ways designers screw up client presentations ★

A lively, enjoyable, and valid talk. Also, I like Mike´s slides very much. Mike Monteiro´s Keynote for Interaction Design Association. Assumptions prior to the client presentation: The work …

Bauhaus - Spuren nach 50 Jahren 

The 10 Principles of Good Design ★

Dieter Rams The 10 Principles of Good Design as stated by Dieter Rams: Good design is innovative. The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. …

Less, but better – Rams ★

Rams is a documentary by filmmaker Gary Hustwit about the legendary designer Dieter Rams. For decades, Dieter Rams was leading the design department of Braun, …

This is a web page ★

At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don’t come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. …

The Shape of Design 

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero From the The Shape of Design: … Painting’s near and far states are akin to How and Why: the artist, …