As Apple marks the first sales of the iPhone 4S on 14 October 2011, a day that has become a tribute to founder Steve Jobs, Icograda President Russell Kennedy reflects on Jobs' legacy - the impact of his vision and innovation on the communication design profession.
When designers create new typefaces they have to pay attention to both legibility aspects and aesthetics, says Sofie Beier, who has chosen typeface design as her research topic. As part of her aspiration to gather practitioners’ and researchers’ knowledge in the field she recently organised a seminar at The Danish Design School where graphic designers and typeface researchers presented their views on the applicability of various categories of typefaces.
Trine Brun Petersen, a Ph.D. scholar at Designskolen Kolding under the auspices of the Danish Centre for Design Research, has set out to investigate whether design can effect changes in human behaviour. The preliminary conclusion in her project Design, behaviour and power is that design has a considerable potential for making people act differently than they normally do.