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Type, Face & Character—Why you’re wasting a lot of potential in your product

Typography is a design discipline that is categorized as either “elitist” or “boring” depending on where you’re coming from. It is a topic that everyone seems to be interested in, but when you look at how many people actually care about it in their daily business, it seems to be a minority topic. Typography is this weird field where you have a whole bunch of rules about how to set…

2013 in Tech—The groundbreaking “disappointment”

Looking at 2013 and the yearly reviews in the tech press, one would get the impression this past year was a waste of time. But on Christmas Eve, when my mom created a Facebook account on her iPad (and is now chatting away with friends and family—both near and far), it made me realize one important fact: 2013 wasn’t disappointing at all. We just lost perspective of the greater scheme, the…

What drives the Digital Elite?

On Sep 5th, Yahoo “unveiled” their new logo to the public and rest is internet history. For almost a week now, my Twitter stream has been flooded with new tweets, blog posts, opinions, etc. about this new logo. Even famous and renowned individuals joined in on the discussion. How can one of the world’s largest internet companies design such a crappy logo, followed by the release of a (not…