–Engage

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Two great design lessons to start your day with

Aza Raskin teaches us design process & how to make a paper plane

Aza is brilliant (sometimes). He is truly the spirit of his father. He has articulated design process using such a simple example. It is just wonderful to see.

In this piece, he articulates why iteration is such an important part of the design process. Not just as he says to do “trial & error” but as a means of improving one’s understanding of the actual problem(s) trying to be solved.

He articulates this brilliantly through the use of a very very simple and easy to understand project–making a great paper airplane.

David Armano uses the horrible (my opinion) London Olympics logo design to teach us about Visual Design and Communications Design

In his latest post David Armano takes a look at the London Olympics logo for 2012. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

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Then he compares it to the current logo design for the 2016 bid by Chicago:

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He then explains in what is a very convincing manner why Chicago’s logo is so much better than the London one.

I will say this, I now see something in the London logo I never saw before. Let me know before you read David’s article if you see it.

My conclusion about the Summer 2012 Olympics is that it is basically a MySpace Rock Concert Gathering. I mean what average MySpace user can afford $100 tickets to see Synchronized Swimming? Oh well!

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