Enjoy the pdf of this textyfuntime book a la Massimo Vignelli (click image and download).
In it, he talks about his three basic principles of design, as well as the discipline designers must possess and our responsibility towards honest, meaningful design. It all goes back to meaning, which I’m sure Jan is happy to hear. Content-driven design is here to stay.
Meanwhile, on Made by Many, I thought Alex MacCaw’s post about user-generated content was highly relevant in light of our recent visit to Meredith and the recent launch of Mixingbowl.com. MacCaw divides the content into several different groups, and explains that there are levels of user-generated content. They can be as simple as a thread of postings after a news article or as complex as multiple threads and content-flagging.