The Modeller’s Miscellany #90
The design issue.
“Design isn’t just what it looks like and feels like — design is how it works.”
– Steve Jobs
We received great feedback about the web3.0 issue of the Miscellany. So in this issue, we are focusing entirely on design. We often don’t realise that we are part-time designers. We design financial models, documents, and slides. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way to improving the quality of our work product.
Don’t Make Me Think
Although written about web design, the principals in Don’t Make Me Think read across well to other areas; including financial modelling. The FAST modelling standard for example is all about reducing the amount of unnecessary and wasteful thinking we need to do to decode poorly written financial models.
Principles of typography
Matthew Butterick is a writer, typographer, programmer, and lawyer. Quite a combination. His website Practical Typography is a useful introduction to the subject. If your life includes any requirement to write a document or prepare a slide, a basic understanding of the principles of typography will be helpful.
Design thinking – a Manga introduction
Why beauty is key to everything
In this book Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce – whether it’s a website, a handmade chair, or a business – but how and why. So much passes us by, unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. Alan invites us to pause and consider the role of design in our well-being.