Archived entries for design
The second half of the video (about 14 minutes in) focuses specifically on the connections between creativity and workspaces.
Damn. BBC removed the video last night.
The Wall Street Journal stands firm against the tendency toward simple, readable URLs. Here’s an example, the URL to an article on the apparent Japanese obsession for appropriating, transforming, and then perfecting products from other locations (bomber jackets, sweatshirts, espresso):
It’s not just an article issue, though. Here’s how WSJ handles sections, in this case US Business News:
For comparison, here’s the URL to a post from my weblog, a picture of a creek near Fort Jackson, NY titled, unsurprisingly, “creek, fort jackson“:
And here’s a link to articles tagged “design“:
I guess it’s arguable whether URLs need to make sense to users. I think there’s not a good argument for not making them cleaner and simpler given that the process of creating them can be automated. Maybe that’s just me.
Best thing I’ve seen on the web all week.
In the late 1980s or early 1990s, after reading either Hofstedder’s Godel, Escher, Bach or Richard Powers’ Gold Bug Variations (I forget which), I bought a copy of Glen Gould’s Goldberg Variations. The album’s still remarkable.