Archive for January, 2008

Should designers work toward the end of aspirational consumer culture? Can the design industry, broadly defined, reposition and reinvent itself to provide value and sustainability while still creating desire? When I was at Northwestern, I took some classes from a Professor of Philosophy, David Michael Levin, who once asked us whether having a choice was [...]

I joined the Designers Accord this past week. What is the Designers Accord? According to founder Valerie Casey, it “is a call to arms for the creative community to reduce the negative environmental and social effect caused by design.” I think of it as a more modern version of the hippocratic oath for designers. It’s [...]

Hadley, along with Brent Green and James Surls, is exhibiting in the current show at the Metro State Center for Visual Art. Entitled “Story”, the exhibition “brings together three artists whose artwork has a tale to tell. The exhibition is a profound collection of works that delve into created realities and visually realized narratives of [...]

“what if?” design

In: Design

8 Jan 2008

The Design Continuum Design rests on a continuum between production and innovation. Along this continuum, whether working in product, communication, or interaction, designers focus on providing a compelling experience, an experience that is useful, usable, and desirable (or, as the architect Vitruvius wrote in the first century BCE, firmitas, utilitas, venustas). In those realms of [...]


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I am the principal of Twine Studios - twinestudios.com - a user experience research, strategy, and design firm for organizations looking to transform how they engage their audience through rapid, iterative, people-centered approaches.

  • Lavelle Jo-Ann Nomdo: Hugh, on the topic of engagement, most policy-makers are too acutely aware of needing to engage with [...]
  • Lavelle Jo-Ann Nomdo: Hello Hugh How refreshing (even @ 2am south african time) to find another person who can honestly [...]
  • eddie laverty: Hi, I'd like to read the FORA paper, but the links are dead. Do you know of anywhere else I might b [...]
  • Mike: Hello and thank you for your article. I think this would be a perfect career path for me, but I don' [...]
  • Jon Steinar: You are talking about design...period. This article is just a pretencious verbal mastrubation. Sor [...]
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