Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Jony Ive designs King Charles III’s flora-inspired coronation emblem

The emblem is informed by the King’s affiliation with nature and includes a depiction of St Edward’s crown made up of flora from each of the nations of the United Kingdom (UK). The rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland merge to form the shape of St Edward’s crown, which the King will be crowned with during the service. The emblem’s colour palette is informed by the colours of the union flag: red, white and blue. On the primary emblem, the central crown appears in blue, surrounded by red floral patterns, which is encircled by a blue serif typeface.

Ive – who designed the emblem alongside his creative team at LoveFrom – says the design is “inspired by King Charles’ love of the planet, nature, and his deep concern for the natural world”. He adds that the “natural forms” of the emblem were created to have a “gentle modesty” to them and seek to embody “the happy optimism of spring”

King Charles III and Ive have a longstanding relationship and have previously collaborated on the launch of the Terra Carta Design Lab when the monarch was Prince of Wales in 2021. Ive and his collective designed the Terra Carta seal, in which flora and fauna weaves itself between the bespoke serif typography The former Prince of Wales announced a sustainable markets initiative in 2020, guided by the Terra Carta mandate. The Design Lab is a Royal College of Art student and alumni-led strand of Terra Carta, which seeks to create design-led responses to the environmental challenges faced by the planet today.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

The 8 types of graphic design you need to know

Before we dive into the 8 types of graphic design, let’s start with the basics Graphic design is the creation of visual compositions to solve problems and communicate ideas through typography, imagery, color and form. There’s no one way to do that, and that’s why there are several types of graphic design, each with their own area of specialization.

Though they often overlap, each type of graphic design requires specific sets of skills and design techniques. Many designers specialize in a single type; others focus on a set of related, similar types. But because the industry is constantly changing, designers must be adaptable and lifelong learners so they can change or add specializations throughout their careers.

Whether you are an aspiring designer or seeking design services for your business, understanding the 8 types of graphic design will help you find the right skills for the job.

Graphic design is the creation of visual compositions to solve problems and communicate ideas through typography, imagery, color and form.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

What Is Graphic Design? A Beginner's Guide to This Creative Career

When you think of graphic design, do you think of artistic advertisements? Eye-grabbing graphics on websites? Stunningly arranged spreads in magazines? While these examples certainly fit under the graphic design definition, the term encompasses a lot: posters, infographics, book covers, product labels, logos, business cards, signs, website layouts, mobile apps, software interfaces—the list goes on.

So what is graphic design, exactly? Listing these graphic design examples is a good start, but it doesn’t paint the full picture. While covering the details and intricacies of the entire graphic design field might not be possible in one article, this high-level overview will help you better understand this creative career field.

According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), graphic design is defined as “the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.” In other terms, graphic design communicates certain ideas or messages in a visual way. These visuals can be as simple as a business logo, or as complex as page layouts on a website.

“Graphic design takes graphical and textual elements and implements them into multiple types of media,” says designer Alexandros Clufetos, when asked to elaborate on the graphic design definition. “It helps the producer connect with the consumer. It conveys the message of the project, event, campaign or product.”

Graphic design can be used by companies to promote and sell products through advertising, by websites to convey complicated information in a digestible way through infographics, or by businesses to develop an identity through branding, among other things.

“Every day, we take many of the subtly artistic things around us for granted. But hidden in every magazine corner, exit sign or textbook lies a set of design ideas that influence our perceptions,” says Jacob Smith, founder of illustration studio ProductViz.

It’s also important to remember that although many graphic design projects have commercial purposes like advertisements and logos, it is also used in other contexts and graphic design work is often created purely as a means for artistic expression.

The assignment in the presence of ChatGPT


Is an ice cream sandwich a sandwich? How about a sushi roll, chicken wrap or sloppy joe? These were some of the prompts included in a classification and model-building assignment in the fall 2022 Knowledge-Based AI course that David Joyner taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

But when Joyner, executive director of online education and the online master of science in computer science and senior research associate, was scheduled to teach the course again in the spring 2023 semester, he reconsidered the assignment in the presence of ChatGPT—the OpenAI chat bot that burst onto the global stage in late 2022 and sent shock waves across academe. The bot interacts with users in a conversational way, including by answering questions, admitting its mistakes, challenging falsehoods and rejecting inappropriate requests.

“I’d used the questions for five years because they were fun questions,” Joyner said. “But ChatGPT’s answer was so precise that I’m pretty sure it was learning from my own best students,” whom he suspected had posted their work online. Joyner replaced several of the sandwich options with avocado toast, shawarma, pigs in a blanket, Klondike bar and Monte Cristo. He also updated the academic misconduct statement on his syllabus to “basically say that copying from ChatGPT isn’t different from copying from other people.” Such efforts, Joyner acknowledges, may be a temporary fix.

Monday, February 6, 2023

The Mouseky Keyboard Includes a Mouse, But Not in the Way You Think

We're currently living in the golden age of keyboards. Thanks to the widespread proliferation of affordable components and design tools, motivated makers can create the keyboards of their dreams. No longer are we limited to whatever the product strategies of large corporations say we want. As such, there are many interesting DIY keyboard designs in the community that integrate features we don't see on production models. One awesome is example is Taliyah Huang's Mouseky keyboard, which includes a built-in mouse — but not in the way you're thinking.

Like most DIY keyboards, Mouseky uses mechanical key switches (Cherry MX Brown). Huang hand-wired those, as opposed to using a PCB. The Mouseky design calls for three SparkFun Pro Micro development boards: one for each half of the keyboard and one that plugs into the computer and acts as a receiver. The two keyboard Pro Micros communicate with the receiver Pro Micro via nRF24L01 radio modules. The power for the keyboard halves comes from USB power banks. Instead of trying to design a mouse from scratch, Huang simply grabbed the parts from a consumer wireless mouse 

The two keyboard enclosures were 3D-printed in pretty pastel colors. But those 3D-printed enclosures ended up being Huang's major complaint about the project. They're just too thicc and that makes typing for extended periods of time uncomfortable. Huang also reports that moving the right keyboard half around causes arm fatigue and pain eventually. The solution to both problems would be to design custom PCBs and use flat lithium batteries, which would dramatically reduce the thickness and weight of Mouseky. That would make typing more comfortable and would make arm fatigue less of a concern.

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