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“The IT industry is…reversing the trend of the 90s in which corporate computing shifted from…mainframes to…desktops” http://t.co/92APGRS0OA
4/18
2015
@stefanmet1a Isn't it. Unfortunately the joke will be forever lost on Americans and young people. :)@flyosity Even funnier for German speakers (you probably won’t understand though): http://t.co/78erGSmzvfAll I'm saying is: http://t.co/jjrcfTeVmW
Retweeted by iA Inc.How to make an old, beaten-up book look as good as new: http://t.co/LwW48T3Cgi“Now, if you generate data, the first question to ask about it is, ‘How is this data going to be used against you?’” http://t.co/itpNApQwQLCreate – Produce – Release: Font Editing for Everyone. Glyphs 2.0 is available: http://t.co/aSXO0dZO4n
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4/17
2015
Which is clearer, which is more inviting? (3rd round) http://t.co/W3jDru3Qph@evandinsmore It's related to a problem we encountered with an internal project, yes.@evandinsmore It means work harder until you achieve both—what good is understanding if you never get there because the list throws you off?@evandinsmore It's not about less words, it's about reducing the redundancy (makes lists hard to scan). One option are ✓Which is clearer? Which is more inviting? (Round 2) http://t.co/jkZykwHgka
4/15
2015
@bokardo That was done in a couple of Minutes. If done properly, this will get much better.
4/14
2015
@getflourish @sketchapp That’s awesome. Will check it out soon.@sdw @denniskestelle don't -> done@sdw @denniskestelle The response to the tweet comparing the three approaches shows that the old recipe for Menus needs to be re-tought.@sdw @denniskestelle Well structured lists (hard work) are more interesting than unstructured lists with icons (common cheap trick).@sdw @denniskestelle Point was: Menus are terribly boring. The reason is not that they are lacking icons. The redundancy kills them.@sdw @denniskestelle Again, it's easy to criticize (don't in 15 Minutes), but if you try to see the point it's quite obvious.@sdw @denniskestelle Exactly—in another thread yesterday I was forced to explain why a logogram is neither a icon nor a ligature in 140chars@sdw @denniskestelle 1. The icons here illustrate the shortcuts not the labels. 2. The suffer from the same tiring redundancy as the labels.@sdw @denniskestelle Obviously for a fair comparison both alternatives would need about a week of work to be on par. It's illustrative.@sdw @denniskestelle Here’s the full view: https://t.co/7OXj2Sb0kU
4/12
2015
@marcedwards @sdw Our position would be: don't use icons while working on the structure. Use as few as necessary, add them at the very end.@marcedwards @sdw Guys, the position in this article is icon plus text probably works best. That’s not extreme but very main stream.@thibautsailly The question is not asked to make a design decision. It's mere curiosity.Which is clearer? Which is more inviting? http://t.co/32OKj4KfhV@denniskestelle @sdw The point is: Compare these two next (also a raw sketch, mind you): http://t.co/mx1GFFpvBF@denniskestelle It's impossible to make 20 concise icons that work in a list. It adds visual noise more than helping orientation. And yet…@max_strebel Everyone always is somewhat right and wrong. Because everything always depends. The question is on what.@sdw And why do you think that is?@sdw He has a point. But the issue is more that icons facilitate sloppy IA. Look at this sketch, what do you think? http://t.co/gGXru7KeJq@pickuniquename @Ellis According to this one it's obvious that Label and Label+Icon perform better. But that the PU of Label is smaller.“The Best Icon is a Text Label” http://t.co/eqVi82nAAN http://t.co/cig7ZYVwAg@kalkor @Trenti :)@Ellis So they are actually used as ornaments that help orientation rather than actual carriers of information?@Trenti Neither are @&$ icons. Nor did anyone say that $@& are bullshit. @$& are perfectly fine glyphs. Does that answer your question?@Ellis The suspicion is: Icons feign clarity where there is a lack of thought. So, used too early, they can actually hinder a clear IA.@Ellis In your example: Your Files and All files look pretty much the same. Team Directory could be My Profile. Activity Feed is obscure.@Trenti Answered it with a clear no: https://t.co/lJHDkcosSO@Ellis This is indeed the question that needs research and testing. Do (well designed) icons plus text really work better than just text?@Trenti Remember, the discussion was clear (universally defined) labels “call” vs (often made up and styled) icons “☎” in UI design.@Trenti No. &@$ are logograms, graphemes that represent words, prev. typographic ligatures (&=et). Pictograms ☎ resemble physical objects.@Trenti An icon represents an object or concept in a pictogram. Letters are elements that in defined combinations form written language.@Trenti Letters and ligatures are not icons.@ScintillaLuz Social Media is advertisement, mostly. Ironically, today’s rant was one of the more personal moments. https://t.co/UtfWaJo6n8
4/11
2015
@ScintillaLuz What happened to explain it with humor?@ScintillaLuz Also… http://t.co/FUIETWlCMV@ScintillaLuz The rant was about Web design, not about forced to learn (and for foreigners often still far from obvious) street signage.@ScintillaLuz “Icon: 3. Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window.”@lexnels @arturot even after 25 years of use, PSD icons are far from clear. And, yes, it is well documented: icons without labels confuse.@simonmeisinger Sounds more like you’re fantasizing. We don't deal with client requests over Twitter.@lexnels @arturot That unlabeled icons confuse people has been measured and documented for 30 years.@arturot And even with its reach: it still doesn’t work.Icons hide sloppy information architecture. Here is what is really happening in the Facebook navigation: http://t.co/qzVmwCxB2T@johanneswre It's impossible except for the very few globally standardized ones. Toilet sign, looking glass, arrow, and a handful more.@Wingerie The globe is fine too. Just doesn't mean anything. The two people could mean the same thing as the two bubbles. The down arrow…The nice thing about owning icons is that they make you feel like you built your own airport with your own symbols, in your own style. Sure.So with all the “icons look great and, if learned they save time and space” nonsense… just look at this crap: http://t.co/agtATy7pOX@stephenhay Just one more. :)@pixeline The current site is http://t.co/wqDayXELeC. The irks you got should have redirected. Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed it.“Instead of icons explaining, we have found that icons often require explanation” –Jef Raskin http://t.co/1ZOPgNgHuF@nevolution In contrary. Iconography is not international. Not even cross age. Just translate your labels.Raskin said it. Without labels, most icons are obscure. So why have icons to begin with? To make it prettier? Usually, they're not pretty.Let's face it, with the exception of a few obvious ones, icons are bullshit. http://t.co/T9U9C18f0C@antoineauffret @phlsa No comment on future plans.To alpha test iA Writer for Android 1.1 (Google Drive, file management, keyboard shortcuts), join https://t.co/2Ha4UPNwBk“Google made $11.8 billion in mobile search revenue…$8.9 billion…from…iOS…$3 billion from…Android devices in 2014.” http://t.co/j756ZbhAtmOH: “They say it’s stupid because it’s obvious. Then they’ll copy it because it’s obvious… and add features to claim superiority.”
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4/10
2015
Narita International Airport Terminal 3 http://t.co/ZdxBjq0Z6s http://t.co/lSqEzJKD4B“an ‘editorial’ worldview is one of the key qualities to responding to the changes we're seeing in design.” https://t.co/nCF5X9P8oH@joshwayne @sketchapp Exactly.@sketchapp @iA Neither. They mean select all below a selected point on the y-axis. Like this: http://t.co/MDfBxAG18c
Retweeted by iA Inc.@sketchapp Fully aware how Feature requests need to follow prioritization, of course.@sketchapp Select everything below (not a layer) but visually (on the y-axis).
4/9
2015
In @boldmonday’s Nitti Grotesk @WilliamBerkson found a neo-Grotesque comfortable for reading: http://t.co/3Rtb5zs6zD http://t.co/Xw3GCIsXks
Retweeted by iA Inc.@sketchapp Hey, we all use your program here. We would love to have a “Select all below feature” similar to the one in Axure. Cheers!
4/8
2015
Meet the long-lost love child of Helvetica and Univers, Neue Haas Unica. http://t.co/e0A41VA8ba
Retweeted by iA Inc.How the US government catches pictures of your penis: http://t.co/tsKqKPkcvj
4/7
2015
Two views of new facebook offices. http://t.co/WdEB4zXU98
Retweeted by iA Inc.Study: web searches inflate your sense of self, make you think you're smarter than you are. (I know; Google told me.) http://t.co/aUsJI3st6j
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4/3
2015
Paula Scher @Pentagram reads your mean tweets...and doesn't give two vv's http://t.co/GCoQi7sXIV http://t.co/e2pZ5wfkuG
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4/2
2015
Okay then. Some non April fools business joke for you: https://t.co/DiXsdWDwUdThe Radiohead album: an Aprils fools joke. Great trick. Make up a joke that is so unfunny that people inevitably fall for it.@linkthief Yeah, but if this is a joke it is very… veery… veeery… lame.@Durf @craigmod Old school copy protection?Suntory… ice cubes: http://t.co/e5ZRRNclkq http://t.co/14RUQdy8AsThe internet is awesome. This is where you end up if you type gail instead of gmail into your browser http://t.co/g2kkZT5FM3
Retweeted by iA Inc.Choose Boring Technology: http://t.co/BBt1DrqIsE“Using the appropriate grade of a typeface…ensures that all text looks consistent across devices…” http://t.co/kocC5lFZWI
4/1
2015
“…once a startup gains any kind of scale, can it really be ‘design-led’?” http://t.co/iSMsAuRIkCHerzog on Expo “the visitors will…be blinded and distracted rather than informed and made aware of chances and risks” http://t.co/Vx0wmd95hGPlease welcome our brand new website! ⇢ http://t.co/g81moSExIahttp://t.co/v8SUjXa0hF
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3/31
2015
“…the traffic was directed to two GitHub pages that linked to copies of websites banned in China, the experts said…” http://t.co/mlNErNahbJAkira Kurosawa—Composing Movement: https://t.co/eYVNe9vQwq
3/30
2015
@gridinoc Is this where the CC unsubscribe final boss resides?
3/28
2015
@spillnerdesign Not here as far as we can tell. It's more like a dark pattern extravaganza.Had we known what happens we would have live streamed this circus. It is literally unbelievable.Call gets cut off again. “We’ll call you back.” Like a hidden camera prank. Do we need to hire a lawyer to cancel the contract with Adobe?@f_ranft This.
3/27
2015
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