Jason Santa Maria
On Web Typography: Smart Quotes
Adam Harrison Levy
Geek Stories
Debbie Millman
Brian Singer
Debbie Millman
Maria Giudice
Debbie Millman
Joe Marianek
Debbie Millman
Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris on his web and database art projects, his relationship to time and memory, and the sexuality of the internet.

Alexandra Lange
That Personal Touch

In the age of the digital signature, what does script mean?

Modern Pictograms

Modern Pictograms is an icon typeface for interface designers by John Caserta, a project of The Design Office.

Alexandra Lange
Architecture Without Signs

If you can't find the entrance, there's a problem with the architecture.

John Thackara
Big, Hairy, and Agile

The UK government’s digital services platform,, has won the Design of the Year award.

Debbie Millman
ON! at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati

In this special Design Matters video episode, Debbie Millman gives you on a preview the new exhibit ON! at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati.

Rob Walker
The Panic Option

A rental car's key fob design emphasizes "Panic" over all other options. Is that really a good idea?

Debbie Millman
Clement Mok

Clement Mok on the early days of Apple computer, the joys of working for Steve Jobs and starting his successful businesses.

Rob Walker

Evernote's introvert focus raises a question: Has digital design become overly obsessed with extroverted behavior?

Rob Walker
Tracking War Drones
Rob Walker
Crowdcrit vs. Apple Maps

An instant Tumblr responds to Apple's maps app, and demonstrates the art of the creative takedown.

Jessica Helfand
Bill Moggridge 1943-2012
Rob Walker
Interface Runes

Revisiting the Palm Pilot's uncanny interaction-design alphabet.

Nancy Levinson
Design Indaba 2012
Alexandra Lange
Round Thermostats and Crystal Lanterns, Revisited

Old designs, new tricks: updates on lawsuits filed against the new Nest thermometer, and on behalf of midcentury masterpiece Manufacturers Hanover.

Julie Lasky
Media Design Matters

Art Center offers a new graduate track in social design that combines communications and technologies strategies with field work.

Rob Walker
An Interview with Kevin Slavin

A conversation between Rob Walker and co-founder of the game development company Area/Code, Kevin Slavin.

Tom Vanderbilt
Interface Time

Review of "Talk to Me" at Museum of Modern Art

Jean W. Rosenthal
Project Masiluleke: Texting and Testing to Fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Summary of Project Masiluleke case study describing design process for fighting HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Jane Margolies
My Block NYC

My Block NYC, a new video-mapping website, invites residents, tourists and videographers to upload clips they’ve taken on the streets of New York.

Phil Patton
Boosting the Urban IQ

Summary of National Building Museum's "Intelligent Cities" symposium

Josh Wallaert
Google Maps, Give Us Our River Names

No map in history has made us feel more powerful or more present. But there's a little thing missing: the Mississippi River.

Jonathan Schultz
Give a Minute

Report on Local Projects' Give a Minute initiative to improve urban life.

Kaomi Goetz
Austin Center for Design

Interactive designer Jon Kolko launches a school to help designers build economically viable careers working for social betterment.

Karrie Jacobs
A President and His Dog, Part 2

Karrie Jacobs analyzes the Obama administration's website.

Jonathan Schultz

Report on the EyeWriter software system, which allows a graffiti artist suffering from ALS to continue working merely by moving his eyes.

Australians All Let Us Text

"New Anthems" art project by Inkahoots for Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Australia.

Allison Arieff

Emergence, a new massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) fosters diplomatic skills.

Julia Galef
Question Box

The Question Box project puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search.

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