Archive for December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Shape of Design

Frank Chimero’s Kickstarter-funded book The Shape of Design is back in print (via Matthew Guay):

The Shape of Design isn’t going to be a text book. The project will be focused on Why instead of How. We have enough How; it’s time for a thoughtful analysis of our practice and its characteristics so we can better practice our craft. After reading the book, I want you to look at what you do in a whole new light. Design is more than working for clients.

But really, this book aims to look at the mindset and worldview that designing develops in order to answer one big, important question: How can we make things that help all of us live better?

It’s also available for free in various e-book formats.

WinterFest 2013: Festival of Artisanal Software for Writers


These are programs with attitude, with fresh ideas and exciting new approaches. Small teams work every day to polish and improve them. If you have a question or need something unusual, you can talk directly to the people who handcraft the software.

They’re offering a 25% discount on some great Mac apps. I think we’re in a renaissance for writing and information apps, but where is the Nisus Writer of spreadsheets?