Design News – Monday, 13th November 2017

Curated Design News from around the World.

Monday the 13th of November 2017

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Case Study: Personal Logo Design – Noteworthy - The Journal Blog

Periodically, I challenge myself to redesign the logo that appears on my portfolio website. Here are the details of my most recent revamp. I ❤ to make stuff! I maintain a portfolio website ( billythespacekid.com), which showcases some of my favorite projects.

On Adobe, Diversity, Design and More

When people ask me why I joined Adobe, my answer is simple: there are things that I get to work on here that I would never get to work on elsewhere. Here’s one of them: Adobe is putting a major new…

How to Update Your Email Newsletter Design to Increase Clicks

Email newsletters are the perfect way to stay in touch. After all, people skim their emails on the bus, during their lunch break, and while they’re watching TV. Even though email marketing delivers an ROI of $44 for every $1 spent, an individual’s email inbox is a competitive environment.

What employers expect from UX designers? – uxdesign.cc

I went over 150 recent job offers in order to determine the most valuable UX skills and traits in 2017.

A SEO Checklist for Your WordPress Website – 1stWebDesigner

A website, no matter how amazing it looks or how great the content, isn’t worth much if people don’t know it exists. That’s why SEO generates a never-ending stream of hype. A well-optimized site is much more likely to be …

Peristyle, a New Typeface from Hoefler & Co – Designmodo

Peristyle (perystilylum) in Hellenistic Greek and also in Roman architecture, is a row of columns surrounding the perimeter of a courtyard or of a building. Essential elements of the times, the peristyle was a defining element of ancient Roman society.

Very Tired-Sounding John Kelly: Yeah, I Just Ignore Donald Trump’s Tweets

Hey! You know that that awful Twitter account run by the president? Yeah, the incredibly ominous one that’s managed to overshadow even the day-to-day chaos of his administration and might one day lead us to nuclear war? The one he used to thirstily neg North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un this weekend, for some reason?

Three tips for fighting the holiday blues with technology

The holidays are soon to arrive and while most of us are looking forward to seasonal cheer, approximately 60 percent of us are also going to be stressed out and prone to the holiday blues. We’re lucky enough to have some technology that can help with that, and there’s no better time than right now to start planning.

Fashion’s Interest in Alternative Fabrics Keeps Growing

And that is before the work of private and public scientific research institutions are taken into account. Silk produced in a laboratory, for example, would not exist without the breakthroughs of the last 30 years that have enabled scientists to perfect ways to edit and replicate the DNA of living organisms. After studying spiders’ DNA and their webs, Bolt Threads’ engineers developed similar proteins that are injected into yeast and sugar and then subjected to a proprietary fermentation process.

With Facebook Local, you’ll never have that fear of missing out

App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday for the latest. Facebook’s hype has died down throughout the years, but it still keeps users coming back for more when it comes to staying connected with one another.

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They rolled down the windows and turned up some jazz music on the radio.

5 Fun Affordable 35mm Film Cameras For You To Try

Film photography is in a good place. True, digital is still tops – by a wide margin – but analog photography is holding its own and doesn’t appear to be prepared to give up much ground anytime soon (even in spite of the impending death of several beloved Fujifilm film stocks).

APOD: 2017 November 12 – A Happy Sky over Los Angeles

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Houses

These illustrations are based on houses (and technically one office building) here in Salt Lake City. I have always loved the look of homes and buildings like these, and since I’ve been having fun drawing architecture lately, I thought I’d illustrate a fe…

6 Ways to Improve Your App Development Timeline

Entrepreneurs that develop mobile apps are very familiar with the constant struggle between speed and quality. In mobile app development, the infamously longer development cycles compared to traditional web applications, are problematic for developers and entrepreneurs alike. Being the first-to-market can be the difference between a runaway success and a product that never makes it off the shelf.

The Architects Reconstructing Crime Scenes No One Else Can

So, in order to develop a virtual recreation of the prison, Forensic Architecture depended on ear-witness testimony. Working with sound artist and audio engineer Lawrence Abu Hamdan, the survivors described the acoustic qualities of the space so that designers could develop an architectural model of the prison’s spaces.

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