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Type designer Matthew Carter receives MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship

Type designer Matthew Carter has been named a MacArthur fellow for 2010. The $500,000 no-strings-attached grant, often referred to as the “genius award,” is given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

Human-Centered Design

Like many college students, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Honestly, I still don’t have an answer for you. I spent five years at the University of Washington studying various topics and taking myriad classes in different subject matter. And I found a major that seemed [...]

The designer’s toolbox with Tyson Evans and David Wright

Exploring new conversations between work by designers and developers and the tools that can be used to find solutions to challenges of newsroom communication.

Creating effective interactive graphics with Kat Downs

Interactive graphics, no matter how interesting or cool, should always hit home on the most important feature: the storytelling.

Living a ‘drag and drop’ life

Ease and usability of so many apps, web sites, interactive graphics is by far its their saving-grace.