Jason Santa Maria
On Web Typography: Smart Quotes

Punctuation is a system.

Adam Harrison Levy
Geek Stories

Adam Harrison Levy attended Kill Screen’s Two5Six conference on video gaming. His intention, as someone who cares about visual culture, but knows nothing about gaming, was to see what he could divine from this emerging form. 

Debbie Millman
Brian Singer
Debbie Millman
Maria Giudice

Maria Giudice talks with Debbie Milliman about the early days of design on the internet, and what it's like to work for Facebook.

Debbie Millman
Joe Marianek

Joe Marianek talks about decisions that shaped his career and about the process of getting hired at Apple.

Debbie Millman
Jonathan Harris
Alexandra Lange
That Personal Touch
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
Jessica Helfand
Bill Moggridge 1943-2012
Rob Walker
Interface Runes
Nancy Levinson
Design Indaba 2012

Design Indaba 2012 gathered creative people from graphic and product design, architecture and landscape, film and video, not to mention Danish gastronomy and Bollywood movies.

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
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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