How do you make an ugly topic accessible? What is design activism? Do you always have to sell something as a designer? Watch this video and hear what the designer has to say. Feel free to add your comments.
A heuristic evaluation is a usability inspection method for computer software that helps to identify usability problems in the user interface (UI) design. Describe a an example of an interaction you had (good or bad) and provide designers reading and responding to this blog with useful information for great UI.
What is copyright?
Copyright is the exclusive right to control reproduction and commercial exploitation of your creative work. Copyright protects any kind of artwork, including illustrations, photographs and graphic design. Except under certain circumstances (see “work made for hire” below), you own the copyright in your work at the moment you create it in a “fixed” form of “expression.” A fixed form of expression is any tangible medium that can be perceived by humans, including traditional forms—such as paintings, sculptures, writings—and new forms that require a machine to perceive (e.g., GIF files, CDs, websites). What about work made for hire? What happens if the work is not made for hire? When should a client own your copyright? What is copyright infringement? What about fair use. For these and more visit the AIGA.
Are you curious to see how the culture of a city can impact the design choices that are made?
Nikki Villagomez has been investigating how culture plays a role in the decision making process, more specifically, the typography that is used. Nikki will present a photographic sutdy through pictures, taken throughout her travels, and talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on geography and locale. May 17 2012 in Richmond —Visit the AIGA to find out more.
The expectations of designers have broadened in recent decades, as have the range of design disciplines and practices. AIGA is committed to representing and supporting the interests of designers as they explore new roles. At the same time, social media and the internet have increased expectations for access to communities and information.
AIGA has always adapted to the interests of the profession, and is now shifting to a model that makes membership more accessible, increasing participation while providing opportunities for those who value AIGA’s role in the advancement of design to make a stronger financial contribution. A larger and more diverse membership makes AIGA’s collective voice stronger and more compelling.
A new member participation model
In order to achieve a more open and inclusive community with a shared interest in design, AIGA is launching a new approach to member participation. Beginning this month, AIGA is shifting from a membership model based on the stage of an individual’s career to one that reflects the member’s interest in and commitment to AIGA and all that it entails: adhering to the profession’s principles, advocacy of the value of design, support for designers’ interests and stimulating conversations critical to design’s future.
We believe that the new model will allow many who have left AIGA membership to return, draw in new supporters who may not be practicing designers and make it possible for every designer to afford to join. We expect practicing designers to join at the Sustaining Member level, equivalent to the historic “professional” member, although we have lowered the cost of every membership level in recognition of the challenging economic environment we are traversing. We hope those who understand the value of having a unified voice to advance the interests of design will join us at even higher contributing levels that are now available.
Our goal is to double membership—to 40,000 members—by 2014.