Readings for Lunch — [ 04 Jul 2017 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Cross rail: cable management systems installed in Crossrail eastbound cavern (source)

DESIGN

Fantasies of the Future

One of my favourite talks at Patterns Day was Paul Robert Lloyd's one. Drawing a parallelism between Architecture (and its utopian visions like in Brasília) and Design Systems, he delivered a thought-provoking and moving talk about the failures of systems where "coherence" is the only metric, and the actual user needs are completely forgotten.

THINK

Guess Who Made Computers The Design Tools They Are Today? Women

How California designers Zuzana Licko, April Greiman, and Susan Kare influenced a generation of graphics.