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The Birth of a Map: This spring, a new Muni map...

This spring, a new Muni map will officially debut around town, following its initial unveiling at SPUR's excellent "Urban Cartography" show. Designed by transit planner Jay Primus and mapmaker David Wiggins, the map makes the choice among routes more intuitive...

This tiny home looks great and has a place for everything

This "rustic cabin with a modern aesthetic" is the perfect combination of tiny house living and architectural excellence. Designed to everything you need and everything in its place, the small Wedge cabin boasts a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen/living space

The Effects of TLS and SSL on User Experience Design

&c= " target="_blank"> &c= " border="0" alt="" /> Advertise here via BSA Creating an effective website can be a time consuming and laborious process, but when done right the results can lead to high traffic and excellent conversions....Show More Summary

Windows 10 On Mobile Will Include Free Versions Of Word, Excel And PowerPoint

At its Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 for phones and small tablets (under 8 inches) will include free versions of the core Office apps that were designed for touch: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Read More

Tips For Playing Resident Evil

If you've never played a Resident Evil game before, this week's re-release is an excellent entry point. That said, it's still a game with roots in 1996 game design. Excessive inventory management, unexplained mechanics, and a super weird save system are just the beginning. Read more...

This Guide Teaches Designers How to Set the Mood with Lines

Designers have a tough job, conveying ideas without words. While there are loads of elements that come together to make great images work, designer Zeven Design has created an excellent and thorough guide to one of the most essential pieces: lines. Read more...

Review: AL13 v3 Aluminum bumper case for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Button problems and a boring design hurt an otherwise excellent case. The post Review: AL13 v3 Aluminum bumper case for iPhone 6, 6 Plus appeared first on AppleTell.

Partners At Teehan+Lax, The Design Firm Behind Medium, Join Facebook

Facebook’s Design team has picked up the partners from Teehan+Lax, the Toronto design firm responsible for the good looks and excellent UX high-profile tech startup projects including Medium. Partners and select staff small firm will...Show More Summary

Fun videos teach design concepts to kids

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

From the excellent website, The Kid Should See This. (more…)

Wolters Kluwer Healthcare Journals Recognized for Excellence in Editorial and Design at the 2014 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Wolters Kluwer announced today that its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) medical and nursing journal portfolio won 15 awards in nine categories at the 2014 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Emergency Medicine News, Oncology Times, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open all took top spots in their categories. Show More Summary

An excellent explanation of why tipping at restaurants should be banned.

2 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

I just wanted to make sure no one got confused and thought this web video released them from that obligation. You still have to tip, even if you agree we all shouldn't have to tip In their latest video designed to ruin everything with facts, CollegeHumor successfully explains why tipping sucks and ruins dining for customers and servers alike. Show More Summary

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV is spectacular, wonderful and fascinating. I recommend it and you’ve got about 3 weeks to see it before it closes. The exhibition design is excellent, with mannequins on a train moving endlessly...Show More Summary

Luxury: Excellence vs. Excess

Just another day in the Hamptons. (Image credit: Misha Pinkhasov) New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) caused a stir recently by hosting a conference about luxury. Art critics hyperallergic.com took the nonprofit institution to task for giving attention to something as elitist as luxury. Show More Summary

'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Interstellar' earn Art Directors Guild nods

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Interstellar" and "Birdman" are among the feature film nominees for the 19th Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.

‘Birdman’, ‘Foxcatcher’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

Birdman, American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Nightcrawler are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild's 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The ADG today announced nominations in 11 categories for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. Show More Summary

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123D Circuits lets students design and simulate circuits in a collaborative online environment, where several users can work on the same projects simultaneously.

Build a Custom Photoshop Swatch from an Image

Advertise here with BSA Sampling from a photo is an excellent way to pull colors for painting, digital design, or any creative project. However manually sampling each color is time-intensive and only useful when you really need a precise color match. Otherwise it’s a whole lot easier to build new swatches dynamically through Photoshop. I’ll be showing you how […]

Creative Packaging: Excellent Designs of Paper Bags and Boxes

UPDATE: This post was originally published on June 15, 2011. We’ve updated the list and added new … Read more posts by Patrick Ellasos

The 25 Best Book Covers of 2014

Look, I’m no design expert. But I’ve talked to enough designers to know one thing: it’s hard to create a cover for a bad book. And, knowing good books from bad, it just happens that I come across a variety of excellent cover designs in a given year. Here are the best of the best from 2014. … Read More

This 1987 roguelike game is still great

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

If you had a Mac in the late 80s or early 90s, you might remember the excellent roguelike maze adventure Scarab of Ra. It still holds up very well today, the core tenets of its design more en vogue than ever. If you can't be bothered fussing around with emulation, there's an in-browser version you need to know about -- check it out here.

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