15 Nov 2010
As design becomes more of an integral part of business and management in all sectors, Tennyson Pinheiro urges designers to step back from "Designland" and fully immerse themselves in the reality of the work they do - one that is equally dependent on all players, from marketers to end users.
02 Nov 2010
Jens Martin Skibsted challenges design thinking to go deeper and redefine what's valuable, ethical, economical and intelligent. Through redesigning the institutions around us, designers can also reshape the world itself.
20 Oct 2010
In this article from Ann Thorpe's blog Design Activism, she looks at what it means to design for social impact and how this relates to advocacy and activism. Does taking an ethical stance mean taking a political one? And if so, how is it beneficial?
21 Sep 2010
In this excerpt from the upcoming book "Transing, living in the age of multi level change", Professor Don Ryun Chang and Professor Dae Ryun Chang take a look at the Trans Age that we are currently experiencing.
15 Sep 2010
It is routine to hear tutors and studio heads bemoaning the amount of time students and designers spend gorging on the numberless websites and blogs devoted to the visual archaeology of graphic design.
03 Aug 2010
In July 2010, the Indian government presented the first symbol for the Indian rupee, selected from thousands of submissions responding to an open call for entries. The Director of Elephant Design, Ashwini Deshpande, presents her take on the submission process, the new symbol and how it represents this diverse nation.
08 Jul 2010
Nathalie Fallaha runs the Vit-e design studio and is long-term professor of graphic design at the Lebanese American University (LAU). This article from novum looks at how she views the agitated soul of her homeland with love and perspicuity, mirroring its diversity in her work.
23 Jun 2010
Through a series of video interviews and a written interview, Alex Goh of TAXI: The Global Creative Network brings us into the world of Milton Glaser, one of the most prolific graphic designers around today.
09 Jun 2010
Bucking the rule that a typeface should be drawn in black and white, Thomas L'Excellent analyses what's behind designing alphabets in colours. A prerequisite in composition, colour is here shown to have structuring ability besides its role in decoration.
02 Jun 2010
This second part of a two-part series written by DK Holland for Communication Arts magazine discusses the varying approaches and opinions surrounding design ethics, from work for hire to unsustainable design.