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Design Inspiration

Massimo Vignelli on Design and Beauty

Graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli speaks about design, beauty, and the education of a designer […]

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Design Readings

Watch ADG’s 10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial opening video

In the month of June 2013, São Paulo received the 10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial. Organized by ADG Brasil, the national Graphic Designers Association, the Biennial has been, since its first edition in 1992, a grand celebration of Brazilian Graphic Design […]

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Information Design Talks & Workshops

Information Design: Crossing Borders

This is the presentation I’ve recently done at the Creative Drive In event in Heerlem, The Netherlands. In this presentation we discuss: What is information Design? We also cover some Information Design “Bloopers”, and finally talk about Structure, Context and Presentation of Data and Information helps create clear communication.

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Design Readings

Watch Aris Venetikidis’ “Making sense of maps” talk at TED

Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city — less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map

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Design Readings Software

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai presents “Four Mobile Machines” with Aaron Marcus: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2012, 7:30PM

Mr. Marcus reviews briskly four projects that are conceptual designs for new kinds of mobile applications (smartphone and tablet with associated Web portals) that combine the theories of information design and persuasion design to change people’s behavior […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Chip Kidd’s “Designing books is no laughing matter… OK, it is!” talk on TED

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs […]

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China Design Innovation Readings Software Trend Watching

Brazil leads the way to a new generation of designers in China

Bruno Porto, Sarah Stutz, and I recently spoke to Claudia Trevisan from Estadão about the status of Design Education in China (in Portuguese). Check some of the highlights […]

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Design Software

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Surpasses One Million Downloads on the App Store

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile software from Autodesk has surpassed one million downloads on the App Store since its debut on September 17. Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing app that offers a full set of sketching tools designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch […]