A rather nice review of @karj’s new book. Really great to see this sort of feedback for it!
mnartists.org talks with Todd Reubold and Sarah Karnas about how Ensia marries design with environmental solutions.
smashLAB’s Creative Director grapples with meeting middle-age and contemplates means for dealing with this condition, in this post from Communication Arts’ September/October 2013 edition.
A case study on Science for Nature and People (SNAP), including strategy, website architecture, design, and development.
Recently, our Creative Director, Eric Karjaluoto released his second book. In an effort to spread the word, the publisher has released one free chapter to whet your appetite. Following is a snippet from the fourth chapter of The Design Method, courtesy of Pearson Education.
Eric Karjaluoto introduces The Design Method, which is a framework you can implement in every design project to achieve appropriate results. This blueprint helps you gain understanding, craft a plan, develop ideas, and ultimately produce and apply them.
Presenting The Design Method
The Design Method is a philosophy and approach that lends clarity to and facilitates your work. It helps you understand the situation and problem, and then allows you to determine what the design solution needs to do. The method walks you through an increasingly detailed series of stages. This top-down approach prevents fumbling around with styles, instead enabling you to shape your choices around what your design and client actually need.
SNAP, or Science for Nature and People, is a collaborative effort to improve life by protecting nature. smashLAB’s responsive, easy-to-edit design tells SNAP’s story and provides a platform for its magazine and research groups.
The Vancouver Aquarium and FortisBC have introduced a new initiative, concentrated on educating students on both the natural world, and means of conserving energy. Representatives from the Aquarium approached smashLAB, asking for help with the creation of the digital component of this program.
“I’m turning 40. For the past year, I’ve been preoccupied with my age. As hard as it is for me to believe, I’m entering the last half (at best) of my life. And although I don’t regret many decisions, lately, something’s been amiss.”