Here are a few good design blogs I have seen on the web...
One of the most well known Design Blogs, due to the heavy weight names behind it... Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand ...
GraphicDefine focuses on the business of graphic design.
Check out this site, a Japanese magazine with plenty of world wide design goodness
Like this article on a visit to Stefan Sagmeister’s studio - interesting stuff
http://www.pingmag.jp/2005/09/27/visiti … agmeister/
This site is kind of a cross over between design blog, publisher, studio community forum... very thick layered site, lots of goodies to be found...
Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) is an independent, creatively led design and media company based in Berlin.
The name provides insight into our philosophy: and "die gestalten" is a German double meaning both "the creatures" and "they create". The company is divided into two subdivisions - the design studio and the "verlag", which translates to publishing house. Since its founding, the design studio and verlag have worked collectively bringing together their strengths and expertise in their specialized fields.
While the design studio specializes in corporate design, DVD conception, motion screen design and web design with a forte in the music industry, the publishing department is firmly dedicated to creating, designing, publishing and distributing books and other media on contemporary visual culture.
See an interview of these dudes at...
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/in_depth/ … ten_verlag
Other design general stuff
Design sites from all over the web, there are allot of interesting "Design" related sites.... sites that maybe useful to industrial/product designers, interior and communication design...
Adaptive Environments: http://www.adaptenv.org
American Institute of Architects' Center for Livable Communities: http://www.aia.org/gov/livable
American Planning Association: http://www.planning.org
American Illustration and American Photography: https://www.ai-ap.com:444/index.html
Ann Arbor Film Festival: http://www.aafilmfest.org/
ARE Forum--voice of the architecture profession: http://www.areforum.org/
Archeworks-Alternative architecture and design: http://www.archeworks.org
ArchNewsNow--Kristen Richards' work of the art: http://www.archnewsnow.com
Architecture and design for communities in http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/
Archvoices--young professionals improving architecture: http://archvoices.org/
Association of Women Industrial Designers: http://www.awidweb.com/
Bruce Mau Changes the World: http://www.institutewithoutboundaries.com
Builder's bookstore--George's gorgeous contribution to knowledge: http://www.buildersbooksource.com
California Futures Network: http://www.calfutures.org
Car Design News: http://www.cardesignnews.com/
Center for Livable Communities: http://www.lgc.org/center
Center for Neighborhood Technology: http://www.cnt.org
Center for Transportation Excellence: http://www.cfte.org
Citystreets--transpo for smart cities: http://citystreets.org/
Clean Tech: http://www.cleanedge.com
Congress for New Urbanism: http://www.cnu.org
Core77-- home base for product design: http://www.core77.com/
Creative resource: http://www.creativepro.com/company/home/2.html
Curve--Australian product design pub: http://www.curve.com.au/
e design Online--"best practices" in building design & construction: http://www.edesign.state.fl.us
DesignAddict--links directory: http://www.designaddict.com/
Designation-- multi-racial design conference: http://www.designation.net/
Design Issues--on cultural context: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/de … amp;tid=19
Design Inst. of New Zealand: http://www.dinz.org.nz/main/index.html
Design Management Institute: http://www.dmi.org
Design schools directory: http://www.designschools.com/
Design Within Reach, purveyor of fine design-- http://www.dwr.com
Dexigner's beautiful portal & effective resource: http://www.dexigner.com
Dwell Magazine http://www.dwellmag.com
EcoMarket International-- green products and services: http://www.ecomarket.net
EDRA--people, their built and natural surroundings: http://edra.org/index.shtml
Environmental Building News: http://www.ebuild.com
European Union Strategy for Sustainable Development: http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/eussd
Funders' Network for Smart Growth: http://www.fundersnetwork.org
Gizmag's got it all--we love the place: http://www.gizmag.com/home/
Green Building Information Council-- http://www.greenbuilding.ca
Green Design Network-- Design and build a sustainable future: http://www.greendesign.net
Green Design Education Initiative: http://www.idec.org/greendesign/home.html
Green-map eco-cultural movement: http://www.greenmap.org
Growth Management Leadership Alliance: http://www.gmla.org
Harvard arch resource: http://people.deas.harvard.edu/~jones/l … ml#predock
Helping Green Businesses: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/
Iaccoco's E-bikes: http://www.evglobal.com/index2.html
I.D. Magazine: http://www.idonline.com/
IDSA Environmental Responsibility Section: http://www.dsa.org/whatsnew/sections/ecosection
InsideArch--a view into the profession: http://www.insidearch.org
Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis: http://www.its.ucdavis.edu/
International Directory of Design: http://www.penrose-press.com/IDD/search.html
Internet stock photo resource: http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php
Inventables--new materials and technologies: http://www.inventables.com/
John E. Johnson's Excellent Honda Hybrid site: http://www.insightman.com/
John Thackera's big show in Holland-Doors of Perception: http://www.doorsofperception.com
Livable Places: http://www.livableplaces.org
Metacool--thoughts on the art & science of bringing cool stuff to life, by Diego Rodriguez: http://www.metacool.typepad.com
Metropolis Magazine and their great editor Susan Szenasy : http://www.metropolis.com
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (SF): http://www.mtc.ca.gov
MoMa, the great-- www.moma.org and http://www.momastore.org
New Jersey Future: http://www.njfuture.org
New York State Environmental Building Association: http://www.eba-nys.org
New Urbanism: http://www.newurbanism.org
Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, where RFK Jr and his minions man the barricades: http://www.pace.edu/lawschool/envclinic
Partners for Livable Communities: http://www.livable.com
Photoshop pioneer: http://www.russellbrown.com/
Places Journal, UC Berkeley's forum for environmental design: http://www.places-journal.org
PXL This! Film Fest: http://www.pxl2000.com/
Redefining Progress: http://www.rprogress.org
Regional Plan Association (NY): http://www.rpa.org
Regional Transportation Denver: http://www.rtd-denver.com
Resource Renewal Institute: http://www.rri.org
Resources for the Future: http://www.rff.org
Rita Sue Siegel jobs: http://www.ritasuesiegelresources.com/
Rocky Mountain Institute: http://www.rmi.org
Roz Goldfarb=jobs: http://www.rga-joblink.com/docs/home.html
Russell Wright shrine: http://www.russelwrightcenter.org/rwmanitoga.html
Seg This! http://www.segwaychat.com
Segway Home Page: http://www.segway.com
Smart Growth Network: http://www.smartgrowth.org
Sustainable Communities Network: http://www.sustainable.org
Sustainable Resources Conference: http://www.sustainableresources.org/sr2004/index.html
Taxi Design-- definitive omnibus resource: http://www.designtaxi.com/
Transit for Livable Communities: http://www.tlcminnesota.org
Treehugger--excellent wide-ranging blog-community: http://www.treehugger.com/
Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities: http://www.washingtonregion.net
WestStart-CALSTART is dedicated to supporting and accelerating the growth of the advanced transportation: http://www.weststart.org
I have been searching the internet for more Design Blogs, here is the latest haul of links to some great sites, lot's of great stuff...
AIGA Los angeles Blog
A List Apart
Be A Design Group
Boxes and arrows
The Designers Network
Design Is Kinky
Fubiz Blog (french)
What Do I Know
My name is Leisa Reichelt. I’m a User Experience Consultant, based in London UK, but recently of Sydney, Australia.
What is a User Experience Consultant? Well, its someone who is interested in creating customer experiences that are both pleasurable and effective. UXC’s take a User Centred Design approach to design and this can be applied in virtually any environment you can think of - from a retail space, to a phone call, to a website.
Most of the work that I do is in interactive media (web, iTV, mobile and the like) and I use a mixture of User Research Techniques, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, and Usability skills mixed up with a background of Project Management, Producing, and Account Management to help define the requirements for a project, understand (and often define) the content and functionality involved, and design a structure (or architecture) and interface.
The Stanford d.school
Many in the business world do get the "creativity thing." Silicon Valley, for example, is a place that understands that creativity, design thinking, and business go together. Stanford University, located in the heart of the Valley, is probably the best place in the U.S. to study business and design (and creativity). Stanford is famous for their B-school, of course, and now they're getting a lot of attention for their D-school. One of the cool instructors at the D-school is Diego Rodriguez from IDEO and the author of the Metacool blog, one of the very few in my blog reader. Checkout his informative website.
Tomorrow's B-School? It Might Be A D-School
Business schools are hooking up with design institutes -- or starting their own
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/co … 945418.htm
From a article on
Be a Design Group
The Design Dump is your total Graphic Design Resource
Plus this RSS feed site of design, design tech stories
Igor Polyakov is an Art Director and Graphic Designer living in Finland.
He uses his skills to produce high end user interfaces and graphic concepts. Igor Polyakov is a strong advocate of importance of design in our life and propagates good taste and sense of style.
You can read other articles of Igor Polyakov on his blog: www.nordicdesignblog.com
The world has changed…
…and it’s not looking back.
MediaSnackers is a site/weblog/project/call to action for people interested in how young people consume and create media across the globe.
Setting the scene
Remember the set menu of print, radio and television, delivered at specific times, for the masses and only in the ways the creators defined?
With the arrival of the Internet, digital TV, mobile phones, iPods, weblogs etc.—the media landscape has changed from the linear, to one of many layers, consumed by self-serving and empowered individuals.
Young people are the new ‘WWW’ generation—snacking whenever, wherever and whatever they like through the multi-channeled and many technological avenues available.
Creating as much as they consume—constantly hungry, always ‘on’ and totally self-serving!