Lukas Mathis has written a book →
Lukas Mathis: The book is called Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web. The book follows a typical design process. I’ve divided it into three parts: Research, Design, and Implementation. In each part, I introduce some of the most important techniques you’ll use […], and relevant concepts that will help you come up with usable designs (for example, I’ll...
Polaroid’s SX-70: The Art and Science of the... →
Wonderful article — no, essay — by Harry McCracken on Polaroid, the legendary SX-70 model, his visionary creator Edwin Land, the rise and decline of instant photography. Lots of interesting photos, videos, quotes. Five pages long, but a really engrossing reading.
Social Media Is Ruining Everything →
Leigh Alexander: We have all shifted from being observers to being reporters. When something cool is happening we are not looking at or listening to it, we are tweeting about it or taking pictures of it for our Facebook or texting people who are not there. This is like a blah blah participatory shared whatever but it also means that we operate in a perpetual state of divided attention. The...