one microsoft, one design?
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one microsoft, one design?

Given the recent announcement of the big Microsoft reorganization, it’s worth a look at some recent articles describing the evolving Microsoft design principles and aesthetic. An article on Gizmodo actually addresses the “cool” factor in the company’s design efforts and references an article by Steve Clayton, editor of Microsoft’s Next blog entitled “Modern design at Microsoft: … Continue reading

take the A train
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take the A train

Leave it to New York to just tell it to you straight. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a recent story, a prickly situation, or a standards manual. Check out the site The Standards Manual brought to you by designers Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed, and Hamish Smyth as an homage and archival record of the first … Continue reading

IxDA winner: paper fiftythree
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IxDA winner: paper fiftythree

Paper FiftyThree recently won the Best in Category Award for “Expressing”. “Paper” is a simple and beautiful app for the iPad. It allows you to express ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web. They were one of 25 global winners in the second-annual Interaction Awards competition. The … Continue reading