Design Principles and Practices’s Updates

  • Call for Book Reviewers

    Are you are qualified in wood design or wood sculpting?  

    The Design Principles and Practices Research Network is seeeking reviewers for a 70,000-word book manuscript in the field of wood crafting. If you are you are qualified and interested in rev..

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  • Catherine Normoyle and Cotter Christian - Winners of the International Award for Excellence for Design Principles and Practices, Volume 10

    Design Principles and Practices is pleased to announce the selection of “A Catalyst for Change,” Catherine Normoyle and Cotter Christian as the recipients of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 10 of the Design Principles and Practices..

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  • A Better Hospital Chair For Moms To Nurture Premature Babies

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    fastcodesign.com | Article Link | by Mark Wilson

    For the parents of babies born prematurely, the neonatal unit can be the setting of a nightmare. No one is there by choice, and babies are separated by the dy..

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  • Workers Are Tearing Down Tokyo's Hotel Okura, And History's Going With It

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    npr.org | Article Link | by Elise Hu

    In Tokyo, workers have started tearing down a Japanese landmark — the Hotel Okura. The Okura is a treasure of 1960s modernist design and has hosted every American preside..

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  • NASA’s Awesome Graphics Standards Manual Is Now Free To Download

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    wired.com | Article Link | Liz Stinson

    Last week, we told you the dramatic story of the rise and fall of “the worm,” NASA’s glorious logo from the 1970s. Its reappearance in the public eye was prompted by a..

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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo scrapped over plagiarism row, according to reports

    itsnicethat.com | Article Link | by Emily Gosling

    The 2020 Olympic logo has been scrapped over a plagiarism row, according to reports. The logo created by Kenjiro Sano was unveiled at the end of July. Claims have since been made that it copies..

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  • Barcelona Design Museum Homage to Catalonia

    Image courtesy of Economist.com / Lourdes Jansana

    economist.com | Article Link | by P.W.

    Catalans tend to be proud of their region's history, language and achievements, and it is no surprise that Catalan art is the focus of the Barcel..

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  • How The Close Button Was Born

    fastcodesign.com | Article Link | by John Brownlee

    If you were to name a single button you interact with most often, it would probably be the close button, whether you're on Windows, Linux, or Mac. The close button lets you exit a program..

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  • How London's Amazing New Subway Trains Were Designed

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    gizmodo.com | Article Link | by Gerald Lynch

    "I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking 'this is amazing'. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the..

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  • Gorgeous Typographic Covers For 26 Classic Books

    Image courtesy of Penguin / Jessica Hische

    fastcodesign.com | Article Link | by Carey Dunne

    In September 2009, type designer Jessica Hische started what would become a wildly popular personal project: Daily Drop Caps, in which she int..

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