Five Design Articles With Unique Viewpoints

There are some really smart people writing about design and business out on the web, but it can be hard to sift through piles of content to find the good stuff. So, we selected a few articles we think represent unique viewpoints. Let us know what you think of these in the comments!

Reinventing Death for the Twenty-First Century

by James Pallister, @designcouncil -The Design Economy Series

The UK Design Council explores how designers, startups, venture capitalists and health providers are designing more meaningful ways of dying.

Email is User Experience

by Janet Choi, @customerIO / Customer.io

From the moment they sign up to your digital product, users are interacting with your emails. Learn how companies like Instacart are using email to create delightful user experiences.

Passion and Progression: The Evolution of Interaction Design

Danny Stillion / @dannystillion / IDEO Stories Medium

Inspired by over 20 years working as an interaction designer at IDEO, this article looks at the history and the future of interaction design. Starting with interfaces designed for the Apollo space program, and ending with IDEO’s future vision for autonomous vehicles. Stillion’s article is a must read for anyone interested in user experience or interaction design.

Why Design Matters More than Moore

John Maeda, @johnmaeda – KPCB Blog

John Maeda, partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former RISD president argues that Moore’s law is making way for design. Our technology is already fast, so regular users value good product experience over increased speed.

The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture

Mike Sall / @sall / Medium

Web Design as a practice has a fairly short history.Tim Berners Lee created the first website for CERN in 1991. Medium’s Mike Sall, thinks we can learn about the future of web design, by looking at the history of architecture.

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