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 Doku in drei Teilen 

Vorbereitung und Gründung, ein Film von Gisela Reich Zwischen Weimar und Berlin, ein Film von Walter Rüdel Spuren nach 50 Jahren, ein Film von Walter Rüdel

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, …