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Things the Dragon Says

Various things that Dragon Dictate has thought I’ve said:

Him him him.
(When I coughed.)

A man with a knife
(No idea.)

The History of Typography

Humans of New York

Growing up

“Where’d you grow up?”
“We’re growing up right now.”

NYC street photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York is the best photo weblog I’ve found in quite a while. I always feel a little better about the human race when I check out his posts.

Photo above was actually taken on the streets of Cambridge, MA. I assume Stanton is around Boston this week to document the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Teaching to See

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See from Edward Tufte on Vimeo.

Master teacher Inge Druckrey on teaching design students to see. Heavy emphasis on type and design.

Design of Communication Conference

ACM’s Design of Communication SIG has posted their 2013 conference call for participation. The theme is “Simplifying Complexity.” They’re looking for research and technical papers, project reports, posters, and workshop proposals on these topics:

  • How do you identify complexity in an interactive system and simplify it for the people who use it?
  • How do you capture complexity in a domain and simplify people‚Äôs understanding of it?
  • How do you simplify complex person-to-person interactions?
  • How social media and new media (rss feeds, analytics, streaming, user-contributed content, mashups, wikis, and blogs) simplify or increase complexity, and social implications of using these media.
  • Simplifying the design, development, and delivery of interactive instructional media, including content management, website development and use, e-instruction and e-learning, and technical communication.
  • Using responsive design methods and tools to simplify multi-platform issues.
  • User research in all of these areas.

What Type Says

Iaks

Taxi tells you what subliminal message your font choices send.

Do Not Adjust Your Set

West wing amazon screenshot

Via Amazon.com streaming. Thanks.

NYC Nights Typography Tour

Newyorknights

A type tour of New York City at night. Nice.

Depot

Depot

Railroad Depot in Plattsburgh, NY. More new scans up at my Flickr stream.

Unfortunate Adwords

Google should consider suspending its automated Adwords service during times when the media is covering mass tragedies. Here’s a screenshot from a Chicago Trib story on the Newtown shootings that I just opened.

Google adwords

Maybe someone at the Trib noticed it, since reloading the page brings up a cellphone ad.



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