Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 February 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • TextBlade is a new kind of physical keyboard for iPhone and iPad
    The TextBlade is a tiny, fold-out, full-sized set of QWERTY keys that have full travel and mimic the mechanical feel of a desktop keyboard. The keys themselves are arranged on a pair of bars that magnetically connect to each other and the space bar se…
  • Fresh Free CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials

    There are loads of different elements to CSS3 and HTML5, that not only make your work easier, but far more efficient. As such, apart from the basics, there are certain tips and tricks that can help you go a long way. Owing to various different needs of sorts, we decided to come up with a comprehensive article on several tutorials based on CSS3 and HTML5. Take a moment to browse through our list of Fresh Free CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials. Let us know in the comments what you think. We hope we helped. Enjoy the read.

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  • Packaging For A Post-Binary Gender World
    Basik lets you customize your shaving experience based on need, not gender.Tags: Packaging
  • How To Transform Your Problem-Solving And Creativity
    Creativity is generally perceived to be something external, out of our control, or an inherent talent for a chosen few. Shelli Walsh takes fives books as examples to stimulate your thinking and reflection on creativity, as well as provide valuable, pr…
  • Adobe is suing Forever 21 for pirating Photoshop

    Forever 21 has been pirating Photoshop, according to a new lawsuit from Adobe, and it’s facing serious fines as a result. The suit was filed yesterday in California District Court, alleging that Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including copies of Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator. Autodesk and Corel also joined Adobe in the suit, based on pirated copies of Autodesk, WinZip and PaintShopPro, among others. According to the complaint, Forever 21 “continued their infringing activities even after being contacted by Adobe regarding the infringement.”

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  • The Fascinating History of Designing the Search Icon
    How the Magnifying Glass Came to Embody the Idea of Searching

    I’ve always been interested in the stories of how our common design elements came to exist, and I think the history of the “magnifying glass” search icon is especially great because it shows how metaphors can creep into our designs and take on a life of their own.

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  • 11 Simple Ways To Push Your Creative Boundaries
    A roundup of the best advice from 2014 on how to make your work life more creative and fulfilling.
  • 5 Icon Buttons You Might Not Know In Photoshop
    Tigz Rice explains five awesome Photoshop icons you may not have used before, what they do and how they will benefit your digital workflow.Tags: Photoshop
  • Scary. 6 Months Later, AP’s Robot Journalism Is In Full Swing, And It’s Working
    The Associated Press published a story Tuesday that contained no byline. It wasn’t a mistake — not a slip-up on the part of the editor. But rather the story’s author was not human; it was written by a robot.

    “This story was generated by Aut…

  • How Very Meta: An Infographic On Making Better Infographics
    There’s a skill to making an infographic, and it goes beyond just general graphic design.Tags: Infographics
  • Design Thinking for Libraries – A Toolkit to Modernize Library Design

    This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. At IDEO, we’ve been using similar methods to envision new products, services, spaces, and experiences that bring them to life. We created this toolkit specifically for the library setting, and we’re looking forward to seeing how you might create impact by seeing your work through a fresh perspective: the design thinking lens!

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  • Design Thinking for Libraries – A Toolkit to Modernize Library Design

    This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. At IDEO, we’ve been using similar methods to envision new products, services, spaces, and experiences that bring them to life. We created this toolkit specifically for the library setting, and we’re looking forward to seeing how you might create impact by seeing your work through a fresh perspective: the design thinking lens!

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