My Name is Benjy, I’m a Designer at James Good.
I really enjoyed Andy Davies’s talk on mobile site performance at Port80 2013, but one fact in particular stood out for me…
Notes and links to further reading from my talk at Port80 2013.
I’m going to be speaking about animation on the web at Port80 in May. In short, I’m hoping to answer the following questions…
In an excerpt from her book The Mobile Frontier, published on Smashing Magazine, Rachel Hinman talks about how animation and movement is becoming a new mobile design material. (In fact, I think much of her article can be applied to web design as a whole, and not just mobile.)
I just got back from the New Adventures conference in Nottingham, and one of the stand out talks for me was from Jon Tan. The talk, titled Billboards and Novels, was all about typography on the web, but it got me thinking about animation too.
Darren taught me new word this week – knolling – it’s the act of arranging objects in an orderly fashion. An example might be grouping all the things on your desk and placing them parallel to the edge in a grid-like fashion.
“Design is as much about absorbing things as it is creating them. It’s as much about removing things as it is adding new ones.”
— Me, just now.
I’m currently reading ‘Design Is a Job’ by Mike Monteiro. It’s a great book, and I’d recommend it to anyone working in design. Mike’s a web designer, but I’m sure his thoughts and stories could relate to any design sector.
What can I learn from Las Vegas? Apart from the fact that I’m addicted to cheese burgers and penny slots, I tried to think about how Las Vegas was designed. After all, Las Vegas is 100% artificial, everything there is man-made.
It was great to watch graphic design being discussed on the telly last night.
The BBC’s Newsnight program hosted a discussion on how politics might adopt better graphic design to help people understand complex or perhaps even boring ideas.