Some great design articles popped up on a few of my favorite sites this week. If you weren’t lucky enough to ‘catch the tweet this week‘, I’ve compiled this weeks design followup list.
Scope Creep – How to avoid, manage & kill it.
Scope Creep. No it’s not that guy that’s been sitting in the corner of the cafe staring at you. In fact, if you don’t know how to deal with scope creep, it could be much worse.
Info for contributors – David Airey asks for help
If you’ve been responsible for managing projects in design employment or self-employment for any length of time, you’ll have some war stories that others could learn from, and I’d love to hear from you.
79 Short Essays on Design
Lucky me, I just got my hands on the latest issues of Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design by Michael Bierut. Michael is not only an incredibly talented designer but also able to so eloquently and humorously talk about his work.
Designer Myopia: How To Stop Designing For Ourselves
Have you ever looked at a bizarre building design and wondered, “What were the architects thinking?” Or have you simply felt frustrated by a building that made you uncomfortable, or felt anger when a beautiful old building was razed and replaced with a contemporary eyesore?
Pricing Strategy for Creatives
Strategic pricing helps your brand and helps you to make more money. Issuing a price is like handing out a business card—it’s a great branding tool, but be careful about what it says to your market.
Stay tuned for next week, and don’t forget to follow me!
“Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.”
One of my fellow classmates forwarded this Stefan Sagmeister video via email at Ball State University. Stefan Sagmeister is a leading designer who is world renowned for his album covers, posters, and recent book of life lessons. Stefan definitely has a fresh way of thinking and has much to provide the graphic design world. You can read a full profile on Stefan Sagmeister here.