Awareness: Suicide

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Suicide Prevention


Awareness: Domestic Violence

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stop domestic violence


Quote of the Day

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Cheap designs are expensive.Anonymous

Quote of the Day

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Stop looking at yourself as a designer, and start thinking of yourself as a deliverer of ideas Stle Melvr

Understand color blindness

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Ishihara - English version

My graduation film at Bezalel, the Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Narrator: David Lockard. o 2010 - Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa - First prize for animated film. o 2010 - Encounters, Bristol. o 2011 - Animfest, Athens. o 2011 - Anifest, Teplice. o 2011 - Sehsüchte, Potsdam.

Why all designers need to understand color blindness?

Given the question of how to deal with color blindness in graphic design, many people would be tempted to give a brusque answer: “Choose a different profession.”

As any professional designer should understand, it’s not that simple. Even if you (a designer) are not color blind, over 8% of your male clients are likely to be, as are 8% of their male target markets (color blindness is rarer in females — more like 0.5%). If your design work is unsightly or hard to read for this substantial group, you’ve made a pretty huge mistake.

And say you want to design but do happen to be color blind? Not a big deal. Learn a few tricks and you’ll be fine.

In this post, we’ll give pointers for non-color blind designers on how to consider a color blind audience, and tips for color blind designers on how to keep your colors straight.

 


Quote of the Day

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The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will.Andy Warhol

Sixth Sense

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The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology | Pranav Mistry

http://www.ted.com At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

SixthSense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
More about it here.

Quote of the Week

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Think more, Design lessEllen Lupton

Teaching to See – Inge Druckrey

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Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Directed and edited by Andrei Severny. Produced by Edward Tufte. "Perceiving Deeply" The Design Observer http://designobserver.com/feature/perceiving-deeply/38497/ "If you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute crash course in Design Thinking." FastCompany http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670615/a-40-minute-crash-course-in-design-thinking "Watch the first five minutes and you'll be hooked." 99U by Behance http://99u.com/workbook/14370/video-how-to-see-like-a-artist "Beautifully made film."

“This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”

– Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow


Quote of the Day

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“I can’t come up with any new ideas if all I do is exist in my own life.”

Emi Kolawole