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Empathy: Why I Learned to Code

  Early last year I came across an excellent post by Aza Raskin of Firefox: So You Want To Be Designer? It describes the essential traits required for designers to work alongside coders: “2,500 years ago, a Greek writer told us something about creating softwa…

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Creativity, 2011 A.D.

Alexander McQueen has an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY right now. I went there on the Tuesday after July 4th when it seemed like most of the city had to go back to work. No lines and a less crazy crowd then usual meant getting up-close time with one of the…

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'Old' mentality

Communit-ication: Think Platform, Not Page

We’ve all heard this three thousand times: the old, top-down advertising model is dead and has been replaced by a two-way dialogue and open communication between brands and consumers (also known as people). Where brands used to control and project their images t…

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MAS DUMBO classroom

The Print Won’t Be Getting Better

Firstly, I have to state that I have nothing against print advertising. As an art director who attended design school I, feel I have as much appreciation for a brilliantly done print piece as anybody.  Last week Jeff Goodby, one of our modern creative legends…

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