As of today, we're changing the name of our company from Argument from Design to Ardes .
Why are we doing this?
There are many reasons for the change. Let's go through them:
The URL for the company's website has been ardes.com for virtually its entire history;
Ardes has always been our shorthand name for the company;
You'd be surprised how few people know how to spell "argument";
The connection between the philosophical concept of the "argument …
Improve Your Design by Surveying Your Work
If you walk around a theme park or a mall, chances are someone holding a clipboard is going to stop you and ask you a couple questions. These questions will undoubtedly range from asking how your trip to the park is to asking how many sodas you purchased throughout the day for your family.
These questions, among others, let the surveyor tell a story about the park's guests. This lets them decide where to focus improvements with their guests' …
…or the training on the Expo . We want to educate and help others to use Design, with a capital "D", to make that world a reality. And as gratifying it is to read tweets like this one, it's also wonderful to see others striving to do the same thing. Which is why we're happy to announce that the awesome folks over at Moovweb are sponsoring our educational and training content.
Moovweb, a software platform that transforms desktop …
…§ Hilaruous tongue in cheek, Announcing the Flat Design Conference :
Come see famous designers speak on topics such as:
Rounded Corners: Are They Flat Enough?
10For Not Using Shadows
You may want to skip this conference and just go ahead and use Flat . Free
§ Brian McKenna :
"mocking" means something else to functional …
In Algorithm Design for Performance Aware we learn some shocking facts (gambling in Casablanca?): Consolidation
Average server utilization in many data centers is low, estimated between 5% and 15%. This is wasteful because an idle server often consumes more than 50% of peak power.
Surely that's just for old style datacenters? Nope. Indata centers, workloads that are consolidated use only 50% of the processor cores. Every other processor core is left unused simply to ensure that performance does not degrade.
Every insurgency must recruit from an existing population which is already affiliated elsewhere. For webthe easiest group to recruit is the younger demographic. They naturally want something different than their elders and they have fewer allegiances to defend. What's your counter insurgency strategy?
Don't miss all that thehas to say on , click below and …
As it turns out, I'm no longer using a stand to lift up my portable Generational made me rethink my original article into what you have in front of you right now.today. And a recent episode of 's
But let me back up for a moment.
My Current Desk Setup
What you will read in the paragraphs to follow is a personal …
Luckily, Hyperink Was InOf Design, Not Me
If you've followed my blog or products for a while, you're probably aware that I have the design sense of an addlebrained squirrel who fell into theeggnog and drowned. Luckily, Hyperink took care of the book design and typesetting, so that it looks better on your e-reader or screen than anything I would have natively produced. Here's a sample (click to enlarge):
Amazon Kindle ( direct …
…to learn visual design or how to improve your current design skills? Our very own Mig Reyes is teaching the Visual Design class .
The Starter League session are due by Sunday. If you're on the fence, hop off and apply. You will not regret it.for
(Disclosure:is a minority investor in The Starter League)
The Sarah Meiof Good Design by
A practical exploration of team dynamics, communication, code quality, and problem solving. [ slides ]
The real world has millions of "objects" interacting in seemingly random ways. How would we go about modeling this in Ruby? Bryan demonstrated how and threw in a healthy dose of statistics for good measure. [ slides ]