Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly — clarity and mystery — and when, why and how they work. He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.
It can feel uncomfortable to show unfinished or freshly-made work to others, but that kind of peer-review research plays an important role in the creative process. It’s a way to get our work out in front of those who will actually see and use it, regardless of whether that means asking a friend or family member for their opinions or conducting a professionally-run lab study with a one-way mirror.
Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to capture historical moments and reshape the way we see ourselves and the world around us. To celebrate the amazing history of photography and photographic science, we have assembled twenty photographic ‘firsts’ from over the past two centuries.
As part of the Star City Reads program, Mayor David Bowers announced the launch of Books on Buses in front of a group of young children and day care teachers at the city’s Main Library on Monday. The program is designed to encourage grade-level reading by providing free books for parents and children on their daily commute on Valley Metro buses.
An infographic created by Cengage Learning comparing factors like the value of the library, library use and research skills in college students and college instructors.
When I graduated from library school, I worried about anti-online-degree bias. I worried that people would think my degree was somehow “less than” because I’d done it fully online. I remember being asked some questions about it at one interview that made the search committee’s biases pretty clear, but the people who eventually hired me seemed to see it as an asset rather than a weakness (mind you, it was for a distance learning librarian position).
When former N.C. Sen. Malcolm Graham of Charlotte heard on the late news Wednesday that parishioners at Emanuel AME Church were shot in his hometown, he telephoned his oldest sister. No one answered.
For law firms, having a woman chief executive sends a signal that the firm doesn’t have a glass ceiling. But if firms want to make a dent in the compensation and promotion gap, the solution may be in the rung below: the number of women in key decision-making committees.
As far back as the Stone Age, prehistoric mankind created specialized tools to make his daily life more efficient. Fast forward to the 21st century, and we see a very similar trend as workers rely on mobile tools and applications to streamline and organize their workloads.
In the past, we have covered some alternatives to Microsoft Word, including Google Docs. For quite some time now, Google Docs has done a lot of things exactly right. Easy collaboration, compatibility with a wide variety of formats, cloud-based, free. However, Docs has also lacked some things that are often necessary for a law practice, like track changes and mail merge. Aiming to increase Docs’ utility and attractiveness, Google recently introduced add-ons for Docs, which lets third-party developers create tools that extend Docs’ functionality.
I’m wondering what to wear to a summer interview? I realize this is not common but the odd posting does come out very late in the faculty hiring cycle and can lead to a summer interview. I think I would melt if I wore my job-interview suit in July on a campus visit. Can one dispense with a blazer under these conditions? Must one still wear nylons and clunky fall/spring shoes in the middle of summer in order to look proper?
I love this idea of a football coach going to the library to figure things out. I decided to reach out to Scotty and learn more. Here is what he shared…