Interactive Design News Roundup: March 15-21
This week on HOW Interactive Design, we’ve got SXSW reports, some design book deals, an inside look at a web relaunch, a designer profile and so much more:
- How do Designers Fit in Startup Culture? [VIDEO]: Startups need good designers. After SXSW Interactive, two startup founders and I discussed what it’s like for a designer to work at a startup and the qualities of a successful web designer.
- Homeless Hotspots: The SXSW Stunt that Went Totally Wrong: The news coming out of SXSW was totally dominated by this program to have homeless men work as mobile hotspots. What the what?
- Deal of the Week: Designer’s Web Handbook Combo: This week you can buy any of Patrick McNeil’s books for just $16.50 each. Or buy all three of these books together for $45 and you’ll get even more…
- Inside the Design: Integrity and Imo’s Pizza: What happens when people who want pizza can’t get it? See how St. Louis firm Integrity designed and developed an effective new website for one of the oldest pizza chains in the Midwest.
- Dark Patterns: Bad Design to Trick Users [VIDEO]: Harry Brignull has identified a number of bad design trends—so-called Dark Patterns—that have their roots in deception. Be prepared to be amazed.
- Must-read: Design is Not All About You: In a recent post about designer-client interactions, Chris Butler, a HOW Interactive Design Conference advisory board member, hits designers with some truth bombs where it hurts—straight in the ego.
- Print to Web: How Dan Crask Made the Switch: Dan Crask has been working in graphic design long enough to remember cutting out graphics with scissors and pasting them up. But these days he’s just as comfortable working on interactive design as print projects.
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