Monthly Archives: September 2012

Can good design lead to better health?


The Patient Protection-Affordable Care Act has been called many things, but an exemplar of good design is not one of them. Until now. The California Health Care Foundation, along with nine other public and private organizations, has called on design firm, IDEO, to help tackle one of the more challenging elements of the act—the statewide…

USA Today, Fashion Week, Charlotte 2012


What caught our eye and imagination this week: USA Today gets a makeover. USA Today, the publication that Miami Herald humor columnist Dave Barry once called “our nation’s weather map,” has been “reimagined” to bring the best of web and tablet design to the printed page and a broader, more integrated approach to news gathering and…



An extraordinary photo-illustration accompanying an even more extraordinary op-ed chronicling the preventable intelligence failures that led to the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. And thanks to  the deafness on the part of the White House “experts,” our civil liberties have been infringed on and thousands of young men and women–American, Iraqi and Afghan–have died for…

Four more years and the power of political speech


After the dystopian GOP convention in Tampa, the Democrats pulled off a brilliant performance in Charlotte this past week. From start to finish, it was a work of art, burnished with expert staging, exceptional production values and a line-up of compelling speakers who spoke with one voice and reassured the faithful that hope and change…

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