The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero - a riff on Liz' intro on Jazz
Jazz isn’t a written expression. It’s equivalent in tech is designing in code. Jazz is the creation as it is created and experienced. Jazz that is written and performed looses the life and the expression that is inherent in jazz. Jazz is the creation and embodiment of the experience in one for the musician, band, and audience all as one. This experience can be captured and played over and over to get the experience, but the creation of that experience comes from living in the medium and expressing through it, not the writing it out and trying to recreate it through playing what is written. The music is documented in what is played, much as what is designed is experienced though use through designing in the code. Jazz is a show don’t tell, as much as design is show don’t tell.
Behind the Scenes on the NYT Redesign - Mozilla Source / OpenNews
Redesign response roundup:
- Above, colleagues Eitan Konigsberg, Renda Morton, Allen Tan on our redesign. Also, Reed Emmons posted a good bit on the technology behind it on our Open blog.
- More redesign thinking—in this case our Today’s Paper app—from colleagues Alastair Coote, Kathryn Faulkner and Andrew Phelps, also for Mozilla’s Source OpenNews project.
- Thomas Vander Wal weighing in on responsive design, mobile readership, the redesign and reactions pro and con, which is really a great read for any webdev or designer
- And lastly in notable responses, former colleague Brian Stelter on our redesign over at his new home on CNN, “New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing"
A nice hat tip, but also a great collection of other reviews and good insights into the New York Times Redesign.