I was lucky to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Oaxaca, stumbling through the flickr search results is very refreshing!
On Creative Direction, Art Direction and the creative context
Dan Mall wrote this insightful blogpost on A List Apart a few years ago, explaining why “Art Direction” and “design” are two different disciplines and stating that “Art direction” gives substance to “design”. I very much enjoyed reading it, as I often found those concepts to get mixed-up in agencies.
This follow-up post on “Creative Direction” even brings more clarity to the different creative disciplines, as Dan successfully describes “Creative Direction” – The intersection where Art Direction and Design meet Strategy.
The State of In-Car UX
I always thought it was crazy, that an industry investing so much in design, doesn’t seem to care about interface design (Tesla trying to be an exception here).
Geoff Teehan from Toronto’s teehanlax wrote a great post on that matter:
We are surrounded by bad design. You witness it when you’re taking cash out of an ATM. You experience it when getting your boarding pass from the airport kiosk. You feel it when setting the clock on your stove. Simply put, bad design is everywhere—especially inside your vehicle.
I don’t care too much about the Hall of Fame thing – but i very much enjoyed seeing one of the most iconic band playing live again, fronted by four female rock’n’roll stars (Joan Jett, St Vincent, Lorde and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon).
All Performances on Pitchfork