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Do Artists and Designers Have an Obligation To Be Political?

September 14, 2017

Interesting and important essay by Grace Chin on Design*Sponge.

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What Is the Internet’s Best Ratings System?

April 15, 2017

Discovered this interesting article on ratings system design via Smashing Magazine’s Twitter feed. Personally, I love Foursquare’s venue rating system because it feels nuanced enough while also using tips for further detailed recommendations.

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RISD President: We Need More Boredom in Our Lives

November 29, 2016

This article is from May but the topic couldn’t be more relevant to today’s art and design students. I feel that we could all use a break from our phones and digital tech every once in a while!

Pair this with: James Victore: Don’t Be A Design Zombie.

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AIGA: Do Designers Really Need to Know How to Code?

February 14, 2016

https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/do-designers-really-need-to-know-how-to-code/

I used to shy away from coding, but taking Web classes at my school has shown me how valuable of a tool code really is. As graphic designers, we should naturally reject these no-coding tools in favor of doing it yourself. Learning to code is not easy, but like the author says, “there’s no substitute for the real thing.”

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