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You can only go so far expressing yourself with Times New Roman and Helvetica. But those lame old web constraints are disappearing, thanks to Typekit, and now (surprise!), their parent company Adobe.
We were so excited to hear about the acquisition of Typekit by Adobe yesterday. Not only because we believe that type is crucial to design, brand and the communication of our work, but because it could not have happened to better people.
On December 8th, Adaptive Path hosted an event about Smart Things.
You know…real, physical things that we use…only smarter and tricked out with information and stuff. The things that will make the glorious-ubiquitous-connected future come into being. And be awesome.
The event was a conversation on the themes in Mike Kuniavsky‘s recently released book, Smart Things. It was a lively talk, featuring Mike (author, founder of ThingM, and one of the original founders of Adaptive Path) and David Merrill of Sifteo. Adaptive Path’s Peter Merholz facilitated a Q&A discussion.
We wanted to…
If you missed out on hearing them at our party at AP San Francisco, or if that whetted your appetite for a longer conversation, then you’re in luck. I am joining John Seely Brown and John Hagel in conversation about their most recent book, The Power of Pull, co-authored with Lang Davison, at The Commonwealth Club next Wednesday.
It should be a thought-provoking evening. We’ll range from, “So what exactly is ‘pull,’ anyway,” to an exploration of insights you may have overlooked on first, or even second, reading.
Where - The Commonwealth Club, downtown San Francisco
When - 5:30…
Are you a designer? Architecture fan? Interactive maven? Web junkie? Information epicure? Do you love mixing up history and current events to find something interesting and new?
Join us at Adaptive Path for a scintillating talk by Web-guru and architecture expert Molly Wright Steenson as she shares her latest ideas and research on information, architecture, interfaces and the rich history that has evolved into the information spaces of today (and tomorrow.)
Molly’s ability to take historical nuggets and dice & slice their meaning, frame them up in interesting ways and wrap them in “what’s next in the world”...
Are you intrigued by typography and the web? How about beer? We thought so. Come and meet Typekit founders Bryan Mason and Ryan Carver at the Adaptive Path Amsterdam studio from 18:00 to 21:00 on September 13 for a social evening of geeky conversation about fonts, the web, and more.
For those of you who might be new to the conversation, Typekit is the easiest way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to high-quality Open Type fonts from some of the worlds best type foundries, like Font Font, Font Shop, Adobe, Veer, and P22, among…
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about a model for UX Leadership.
Turns out that Will Evans’s model (which I flagrantly appropriated) actually took a lot of inspiration from another model—one created by David Sherwin and Justin Maguire, of frog design.
So I wanted to update the model to include proper attribution, and while I’m at it, point you to David and Justin’s original presentation for the Seattle AIGA chapter (where this model was originally presented). Beyond the big pyramid, it’s jam-packed with lots of other interesting, actionable information about design leadership. My…
Jared Spool. You know him, you love him, and you can see him when he keynotes MX: Managing Experience on March 7th.
He’s graciously allowed us to repost this article so we can give you an idea of what his MX talk is based on.
The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design
By Jared M. Spool
(Originally published: Oct 06, 2008 here)
For more than seven years, we’ve studied how the great user experience teams succeed. We’ve looked at a variety of variables to isolate what it takes. We’ve looked at management structure, employed methodologies, best practices, and hiring…
‘Tis the season of the South by Southwest panel picker and the feeding frenzy that follows.
When cruising the 2000+ proposals, I came across tons of cool and interesting proposals. I also found my head swimming with how many panels there are!
So, in the spirit of helpfulness (with a healthy dose of self-promotion) here are some of the panels from folks at Adaptive Path, friends and colleagues.
Go vote ‘em up!
Panels from Adaptive Path
In Sparking a Crush: Attracting and Retaining New Users Alexa reveals tips and tricks for how not to lose the sparkle in your users eye.
I was introduced to Zack Rosen, CEO of Mission Bicycle a few months ago at an evening event at the Adaptive Path offices. A mutual acquaintance had suggested we talk given our interests in bicycles and user experience. I had already heard about Mission Bicycle’s innovative model of selling fixed gear bikes online and was intrigued to hear about the company’s next step: opening up a retail shop that would challenge pretty much every convention in bicycle retail. What Zack wanted to do was exactly in line with a few ideas that I had with some friends while…
I’m very pleased to announce the relaunch of Changemakers.com, the leading network for open source social innovation. Changemakers is a program of Ashoka, a global non-profit organization supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Changemakers hosts competitions to find the best solutions to social problems, and allows the community to collaborate on, refine, enrich, and implement those solutions. The Adaptive Path team included Leah Buley, Rae Brune, Dan Harrelson, and Kumi Akiyoshi, with Jody Medich and Gray Kuglen.
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The redesign was a nine-month project involving not only…