Since Drupal powers a large number of federal websites, it was a no-brainer for CivicActions to start thinking of how to port the U.S web design standards into Drupal themes.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of CivicActions Labs, an initiative to provide our team with sanctioned time outside of project work to innovate and design products that will streamline our workflow and improve our practices.
We recently started using myBalsamiq to create wireframes and the move from the desktop to online version of this tool was a game changer for our distributed team.
The German hacker club, Chaos Computer Club has recently been in the news for their annual end of the year Chaos Communication Congress at which well-known writer and BoingBoing editor, Cory Doctorow spoke on “the coming war on general computation.” In this post, I will introduce you to the club, [...]
I recently saw the wonderful documentary, Eames: The Architect & The Painter, and if you are a fan of the furniture, films or other design of Ray and Charles Eames like I am, you have to see this film when it comes to your town, or becomes available via DVD [...]
In Which I Condense and Annotate Brian Fling’s Moste Excellente Slideshow, Six Rules to Designing Amazing Mobile Apps
While researching for an upcoming talk on HTML5 and Drupal, I came across Thee Moste Excellente Slideshow “Six Rules to Designing Amazing Mobile Apps,” by Brian Fling. Now (Gentle Reader) You Could Hastily take Thineself over to Thee Slideshow; Indeed, I would Heartily Recommend This Course of Action; however, This [...]
I recently had the opportunity to take Edward Tufte's one day course, Presenting Data and Information. Tufte is the master of the subject, and everything I've heard about his course was positive, I can now concur and recommend that anyone interested in data visualization and usability should take this course [...]
For a long time I have wondered how the teams that design car stereos can fail so miserably at making car stereos easy to use. The function of a car stereo is not complicated, and there are few tasks that need to be considered in the design of a car [...]
Website Redesign Glossary - Entry 4 Related Content: Content that is related to the main topic featured on the page. These links may be manually determined (by the content editor) or may be populated by the content management system based on predefined tags (e.g. a particular issue or region). Links [...]