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How To Find Your Way as a Designer: Introducing Design Navigator

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How To Find Your Way as a Designer: Introducing Design Navigator

I have been designing for 20 years, and studying the design profession for 10 years. Many times, over the years, I felt blocked and unable to progress. As a result, I reformed my career more than once: I moved from freelancing to academia, and recently, to entrepreneurship and the creator economy. Transitions like this are challenging. Few people make them – most of us stick to one career path. Most education and advice we receive is specific to one path. Most

Feb 3, 2023

Mehmet Aydın Baytaş

Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

Human After All is a new event series hosted by ATÖLYE and Design Disciplin. The series explores the present state of the art as well as visions for the future around human-computer interaction, interaction design, and experience design with digital materials. Human After All brings an international cohort of experts and pioneers into ATÖLYE's IRL space in Istanbul, creating opportunities to engage and participate in meaningful dialogues. The first convening of Human After All  focuses on the

Jan 3, 2023

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Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

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Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

I believe I'm extremely fortunate, because every morning I spend at least half an hour reading books. Every morning, one chapter, and I start the day feeling blessed – because I have the time and space to do this, and because I can afford to own books. As you might imagine, I end up reading a lot of books this way. I don't keep track of it very well, but this year I must have finished at least 20, and abandoned

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Dec 30, 2022

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On the Pursuit of Visual Design with Anthony Hobday

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On the Pursuit of Visual Design with Anthony Hobday

Usually on Design Disciplin, we ask the questions. This time, our guest is the interviewer. Designer Anthony Hobday asked the questions, and I answered. We spoke about the place of visual design in modern, technology-centered design education – UX and interaction design. Anthony is a generalist product designer, particularly interested in interaction and visual design. He is an explorer in the world of design, through his many side projects, blog posts, books, and tweets. You can find other

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Dec 20, 2022

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Ron Wakkary: Beyond Human-Centered Design

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Ron Wakkary: Beyond Human-Centered Design

Ron Wakkary is a professor of design at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Canada. He is also a professor, holding the Chair of Design for More Than Human-Centered Worlds, in the industrial design department at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Ron is the founder of the design research studio Everyday Design Studio (EDS). At EDS, he works with Will Odom and an evolving cast of students to produce multi-disciplinary design research that

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Dec 16, 2022

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The Best Modern Books on Layouts and Grid Systems

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The Best Modern Books on Layouts and Grid Systems

Grid systems are a mainstay for all design disciplines – graphics, architecture, industrial products, UI, textiles, and more. It's no accident we find Josef Müller-Brockmann's classic book on the subject – the aptly titled Grid Systems in Graphic Design – in every designer's library. First published 1981, Müller-Brockmann's work was an innovative resource that taught a highly systematic approach to designers worldwide. A pinnacle of design learning in the 20th century, this is the fountain tha

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Dec 9, 2022

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Fonts, Ferrari, and Frameworks

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Fonts, Ferrari, and Frameworks

The Design Disciplin Community Discord Server is home to our #inspiration channel with a constant torrent of cool things – tools, resources, and ideas shared by our team and members from all over the internet. Here's our selection of 5 of the coolest things for designers from the #inspiration board, all shared within the last couple of weeks. Join our Community to access the entire #inspiration channel and share your discoveries with us. Ferrari's Ex-Design Director Reviews the New Purosangu

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Nov 25, 2022

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The UX Designer's Guide to NFTs

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The UX Designer's Guide to NFTs

It seems that we have moved on from the massive hype around NFTs. We're ready to have a sober look at them from a UX design perspective. The NFT phenomenon reveals timeless and practical insights in culture, technology, and economics that we can leverage for all kinds of design work. Because of how they build on timeless human rituals, we believe that NFTs are here to stay, and ripe with fantastic opportunities for UX design. The "UX design perspective" means

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Nov 22, 2022

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Masterclass: Lazy's Landing Page and Brand

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Masterclass: Lazy's Landing Page and Brand

Our first Masterclass takes a look at Lazy, a new note-taking software startup. We analyze the entire UX flow of meeting the product for the first time and signing up. Highlights * How Lazy implemented classic graphic design knowledge to create a compelling modern landing page design * The 8 Typographic Systems and how they are used in web design * Good design for competitive advantage: effective information delivery * How Lazy uses animations keep attention * Where and how to use (and

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Nov 13, 2022

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Platform Update

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Platform Update

My first vision for Design Disciplin was a content play: a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel. It was meant to be a resource – to read, watch, and listen to. Today we reach 1,500 subscribers on YouTube, and 1,200 monthly website visitors. Though this volume is minuscule by internet standards, having come this far in a year is validating and encouraging. The time has come to think about the next level, and build the steps to take us there.

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Nov 5, 2022

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Carlos Calva and Timmy Ghiurau

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Carlos Calva and Timmy Ghiurau

Timmy Ghiurau is an innovation leader at Volvo Cars, and Carlos Calva is an AI and augmented reality entrepreneur. Both of them are experts in virtual reality, augmented reality, game engines, and other 3D interactive technologies, with experiences spanning design, engineering, and business. Timmy originates from the worlds music, fashion, and culture; while Carlos has been building projects for clients that include NASA and multiple branches of the US military. We had this conversation in fron

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Mar 23, 2022

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Crash Course in Research through Design

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Crash Course in Research through Design

On December 1, 2021, I gave a talk on Research through Design at a meetup organized by Got UX (IxDA Gothenburg Chapter), in collaboration with Design Disciplin and Recorded Future. The audience was mostly professional UX designers and researchers, and a few graduate students. This article has been adapted from the talk. Abstract: Research through Design is a way of materializing knowledge and insights based on hands-on design work. It’s an exciting world where designers can do scientific resear

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Dec 8, 2021

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OP.™ | Office of Possibilities

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OP.™ | Office of Possibilities

OP.™ – short for Office of Possibilities – is a multi-disciplinary design studio that creates objects and spaces based on well-informed strategic ideas. Their competences span architecture, art direction, exhibition design, industrial design, brand strategy, graphic design and innovation strategy. I've been following them since they moved into their Gothenburg studio, in the same building where I was living at the time. Since then, they have built a formidable portfolio of projects involving br

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Nov 28, 2021

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Meetup: Research through Design

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Meetup: Research through Design

Design Disciplin proudly presents: our first IRL event in collaboration with Got UX (IxDA Gothenburg Chapter), hosted by Recorded Future. Got UX meetups are a pillar of the design community in Sweden. In this edition, we'll be talking about "Research through Design" – a way of materializing knowledge based on design work. With Research through Design, designers can take part in scientific research and advanced education through creative work. This is the breeding ground for ideas and methods i

Nov 22, 2021

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The Three Faces of Design Research

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The Three Faces of Design Research

I didn't know much about design research when I began doing it nearly 10 years ago. I began as a grad student, arriving as an engineer and web designer. I was able to build things. But I didn't fully understand the purpose of design research. I didn't know whom it creates value for, and what it should deliver. I didn't see the full spectrum of activities involved. The problem was that the books I read and the people I worked

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Apr 15, 2021

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

Human After All is a new event series hosted by ATÖLYE and Design Disciplin. The series explores the present state of the art as well as visions for the future around human-computer interaction, interaction design, and experience design with digital materials. Human After All brings an international cohort of experts and pioneers into ATÖLYE's IRL space in Istanbul, creating opportunities to engage and participate in meaningful dialogues. The first convening of Human After All  focuses on the

Jan 3, 2023

Mehmet Aydın Baytaş

Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

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Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

I believe I'm extremely fortunate, because every morning I spend at least half an hour reading books. Every morning, one chapter, and I start the day feeling blessed – because I have the time and space to do this, and because I can afford to own books. As you might imagine, I end up reading a lot of books this way. I don't keep track of it very well, but this year I must have finished at least 20, and abandoned

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Dec 30, 2022

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