Design Media

News Orgs, Listen Up: Make It EASY To Contact You!

This design critique will probably come out sounding like a rant, but it drives me crazy to see news organizations shooting themselves in the foot. I’m reminded of the Molly Ivins quote from 2006: I don’t so much mind that newspapers are dying — it’s watching them commit suicide that pisses me off. Well, I […]


Hidden links : remember to check contrast for readability

What were the designers thinking? There is no contrast on the “Related Space Links” on the Discovery Channel special, “When We Left Earth” which, of course, makes them useless. This screen capture is with Safari/Mac but the screen looks the same with Chrome and Firefox.

Education Web/Tech

Back To The Future: TFM

In 2001 and 2002 I wrote a monthly “column” called <TFM>*. My goal was to explore issues in web design, specifically usability. Even back then, some of my friends (and students) wondered if I had ever met a Web site that I liked. (I still get this question!) Unfortunately, even in 2008, finding examples to […]