design

Nov
13
Engaged reading digest: Outrage, redesigns, laptops and RSS

Engaged reading digest: Outrage, redesigns, laptops and RSS

Apple redesigns its MacBook Pros, The Atlantic just redesigns, we study social media outrage, and celebrate RSS
3 min read
Jun
25
Stuck in the bubble: the challenges of journalism conferences

Stuck in the bubble: the challenges of journalism conferences

The first case study at the News Impact Summit in Paris showed the danger of journalists discussing innovation in a bubble.
3 min read
Jun
25
The Lily: iterating a visual and editorial voice (News Impact Summit, Paris)

The Lily: iterating a visual and editorial voice (News Impact Summit, Paris)

For the social media generation, the design of a story is just as important as the journalism. The Lily's Amy King explained the team's interactive approach to design at the News Impact Summit.
4 min read
May
10
Backed: revisiting the designer of the original emoji

Backed: revisiting the designer of the original emoji

Emoji have rapidly become part of modern life and communication. But how much do you know about their origin, designer - and the very first set?
1 min read
Feb
06
Instagram has birthed a clichéd "authentic" visual style all its own

Instagram has birthed a clichéd "authentic" visual style all its own

The Guardian recently published an astonishingly predictable rant about Instagram from Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. The young fogey “oh, social media
1 min read
Mar
15
Offscreen - the print magazine for digital types - redesigns with #16

Offscreen - the print magazine for digital types - redesigns with #16

Issue 16 of Offscreen magazine is now available. It’s a beautiful print magazine all about the digital industry, which
2 min read
Mar
06
Newspapers are becoming magazines, and the New York Times is leading the way

Newspapers are becoming magazines, and the New York Times is leading the way

The New York Times has redesigned the opening spread of the print edition to make it more of a digest
1 min read
May
05
Jony Ive on understanding the nature of design

Jony Ive on understanding the nature of design

Surprisingly fewer and fewer designers, regardless of their particular design discipline, seem to be interested in the detail of how
Feb
09
Instagram's account switching: a pleasing attention to detail

Instagram's account switching: a pleasing attention to detail

So, we finally have it. Instagram now supports account switching from within the app. This is, of course, fantastic news
2 min read
Feb
09
Operator: a new monospaced typeface, with a gorgeous ad

Operator: a new monospaced typeface, with a gorgeous ad

What a stunning – and informative – ad for a typeface OK, it’s an advert. But it’s a beautiful advert.