Archive

2014
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2013
Oct
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A Designer's Eye on Blue Jasmine
“Blue Jasmine has been getting a lot of plaudits as of late, and deservedly so, ...”
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Sep
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25
My Inbox is Not Broken
“I sometimes wonder if I'm a dying breed. You see, I'm one of those people ...”
06
The Unbearable Lightness of Twitterbots
“I was very sad when at a Bill Bailey comedy gig he made fun of ...”
01
Jul
02
Experience-led open source?
“Aral Balkan has just announced a new project (code-named Prometheus, but here's hoping it's better ...”
Jun
09
Google Visual Guidelines and Branding
“As Fastcodesign has reported, a designer at Google recently released a number of their internal ...”
08
Writing Posts
“ 13 books every PR pro should read is a combination of well known titles (Presentation Zen, ...”
07
A History Of Design
“The Art Media Agency has published an interesting post with their summary of the history ...”
Apr
09
PhD Writing Hacks
“As I near towards writeup on my own PhD work, I inevitably have to turn my head ...”
06
Write Like Ebert
“I had a rather nasty post in my blogging drafts for ages complaining about the ...”
02
"I Edit Wikipedia"
“It's one of the refrains in Weird Al's "White and Nerdy", but it's a serious ...”
2 comments
Mar
19
Bits2Blogs 2013
“Today I'm blogging at Bits2Blogs, a conference showcasing how the cultural sector can use new ...”
17
Designer as Writer
“A while ago I blogged about how whether we should write like a designer or ...”
16
Technical and Non-Technical Tech Peeps
“How do you end up in tech? Two recent blogposts show the diverging ways that ...”
15
The Cluetrain Manifesto
“I suspect I'm like many people in that I'd heard the phrase "cluetrain manifesto" thrown ...”
14
Typography Beyond the Web
“Modern fonts for technical documentation? There's a good strand on Quora about this. The renowned ...”
13
More Web Typography
“(More) Web TYPOGRAPHY Visual hierarchies,  font hinting and a huge list relating to typography. Typography in product design. Jason Santa ...”
How to Write a Wikipedia Article
“Great piece on, well, how to write a Wikipedia article. Some of the comments are ...”
12
Going Indie
“I really liked this piece about being an indie game developer, despite it not being ...”
11
The Pros and Cons of Hackdays
“There's been a flurry of hackdays of late. The one with the most press as ...”
10
The Only Way To Go Fast Is To Go Well
“A recent post by Bob Martin highlights the Start Up Trap, where a gung-ho developer ...”
06
The Devil is in the Execution
“As anyone in industry can attest to, the huge gap between an idea and actually ...”
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Feb
22
Vector and Beyond
“Earlier this week, I had a post with number of entries related to pixels (more ...”
21
Life Learning, Failure and Mentors
“I'd argue that the tech and design industries both suffer from being 'new disciplines' in ...”
20
Startup Life and Purposeful Hackdays
“I've been collecting a number of articles in relation to startups, as I'm pretty interested ...”
Workshops and Going Viral
“When I was at high school, I vividly remember my maths teacher putting up on ...”
19
Meanwhile, over in Academia…
“As a designer doing a full-time PhD, I've been made increasingly aware of the difference ...”
18
House of Cards: Design Edition
“Not the Netflix only series, though that's deserving of its own attention in a number ...”
17
Pixel Perfection
“While vectors are on the way in, particularly as IE gets better at supporting SVG, ...”
16
Write Like a Designer? Or Coder?
“Matthew Moore has written a nice piece on writing like a designer (namely, taking time ...”
3 comments
15
Design And Education
“Where are we going next? At IXD13, there was a special summit that looked into ...”
14
Simple is Hard
“"I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write ...”
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Life on the Design Gang
“The Verge article on the elusive Google Design team is perhaps one of the most ...”
11
Back to Business
“What five questions should a company ask themselves? (Gotta love that they're always in neat ...”
10
You Say UCD, I Say UX…
“Discussions about UCD, UX and their relevance seem like flared pants: just when you've thought ...”
09
Adventures in HTML5
“While there are more guides to HTML and CSS on the web than you can ...”
Coding, Data, Designers
“ really pervasive idea: try to learn both design and code, and you won't become ...”
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07
Are You Being Clear or Clever?
“For every time you look at an unlabelled icon on a website and go "what ...”
Slant: Giving an Opinion
“I really like the look of http://slant.co/. It's a site that lets you give opinions ...”
1 comments
06
The Careers Issue
“For those people on the bottom end of the experience scale (I know that I ...”
05
Firefighting, Mistakes, and Bucket Lists
“A number of posts about doing things right and wrong. Jonathan Kahn reflects on his past ...”
04
Typography on the Web
“Typography can make or break a design. Up until recently, if you were working for ...”
03
02
UX On The Rise
“There have been a number of articles about the rise of UX. On Computer World, Howard ...”
01
Journalists in Transition: Miranda Mulligan
“While it's becoming more common for people to jump careers, I was still struck by ...”
Jan
29
Graphic Design: Criticism as a Spectator Sport
“Not that long ago, were a company to change its packaging, no one would really ...”
11
How Do I Improve My Social Media Presence?
“Normally post with names like these would make me groan, but what makes this one ...”
10
Board games are alive and well (and innovating) … in Germany
“While most people in the English speaking world would probably be hard pushed to be ...”
09
Design Forums
“Core77 recently made note of a discussion in their forums about just that: the Core77 ...”
Top Five Career Regrets
“Admittedly this is pure linkbait, but this Harvard Business Review article by Daniel Guilati does ...”
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This American Life: Five Ways of Mapping The World
“Occasionally the PBS radio show This American Life digs up their archives to revisit an ...”
02
Why your distributed social network will not work
“The new blog Programming is Terrible looks like one to watch, kinda like a What Not ...”
2012
Dec
23
Content Strategy Nerdery: Erin Kissane
“I've heard nothing but good things about Erin Kissane as a badass content strategist (and ...”
Running A Tight Ship: CSS Style Guides
“For anyone who's had to revisit some code after a gap of time knows, it's ...”
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Infographics Done Right: Cards Against Humanity
5 Ways to Begin Designing Your Life in 2013
“IDEO CEO Tim Brown is conducting an interesting experiment in social media: he is the ...”
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The Things You Collect Are Those That End Up Being Useful …
“I've been meaning to find a way of collecting the various bits and bobs on ...”

Vicky Teinaki is a Kiwi designer and researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne. For more about her work, go to her official site vickyteinaki.com.