Appropriate Joy

I was walking by an ad yesterday on my way to a meeting. The man in the ad was beaming, starry-eyed, overjoyed and bubbling over with laughter, looking straight into the camera. What is this ad for, I wondered. The most delightful tropical adult summer camp in existence? Did he just find the elixir to eternal life, win a million dollars? No. It was an ad for public transit. Now,  I'm a downtown, carless urbanite and happen to be a huge fan of public transit. But does getting bus tickets make you (or anyone you know) ecstatically happy?

A brief defence for (good) design.

– A tip sheet for designers: 4 short and easy defences for (good) design 

If you’re a designer, then you are familiar with clients (or your friends/family/person sitting next to you at the coffee … read more