Category Archives: Design

Not So Golden

It’s pedantic, sure. Isn’t 1.16180 close enough? Yes, it probably would be, if there were anything to scientifically support the notion that the golden ratio had any bearing on why we find certain objects like the Parthenon or the Mona Lisa aesthetically pleasing. But there isn’t. Devlin says the idea that the golden ratio has […]

The Commoditization of Design

When you squint your eyes and tilt your head, don’t a lot of these products look awfully, well, similar? Don’t they look pretty but, at times, a little dull? When it becomes necessary for virtually every business to signal they value design by adopting an up-to-date style, it becomes a commodity, a box to be […]

Deliver us from over-saturated icons

I upgraded my machine to OS X Yosemite the other day, and while Apple is very excited about the new design, there are some things I do not like. For one, I find the default colors of the text bubbles in messages to be too bright, nor would green and blue be the colors I […]