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Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Recording myself via my iPhone via my MacBook Pro

Michael Surtees from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo. So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only *one thing* about going into the field, my advice […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Link Drop (4·17·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·03·09)

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Search vs. Trusted Sources

While I haven’t had the time to read Facebook Sending More Traffic Than Google to Some Sites, it did get me to think about how people end up visiting Design […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 13th (February 2009)

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 23rd (January 2009)

As I’m focusing more on quality vs quantity it’s interesting to see how smaller patterns emerge after a weeks worth of filtering. This week seemed to be a combo of […]

Comparing messages from Toronto and New York

While I didn’t spend my entire trip to Toronto walking around nor when did I do walk get off the main roads, from where I was I didn’t see that […]

There’s “like” numbers everywhere

I’ve never been a huge basketball fan, I can’t even name a single college basketball player. About a month and a half ago I got so tired of seeing basketball […]

Semacode visualized

When making my own semacode yesterday I knew that it would identify my blog if someone took a photo of it, but I wasn’t sure what exactly that person would […]

Ethical Dilemma

Here’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Is it ethical to blog about something that you find through a link from a contact inside your network? Oh […]

Reading all those Blogs…

How do you read all those blogs out there? RSS feed, open up sites one at a time? Me, I have just under a 100 sites bookmarked in their own […]

Crit on the Wall

I think it’s easy for designer’s to take for granted the informal crits that they can have with their fellow workmates if you’re in a studio. But if you’re a […]

All those 0101010111100010101’s

Ok, I thought today was going to be a non blogging day – that lasted all of twenty minutes. I caught a great comment from the post titled Binary Code […]

Me at the World Graphic Design Foosball Championship 2006 (WGDFC)

WGDFC 2006 was a great way to end a busy week. Foosball, beer, designers and some friendly competition. Organized by the office of paul sahre and the studios of karlssonwilker […]

wikiality by Stephan Colbert

Quoting from the landing page: Welcome to Wikiality, the Wiki dedicated to upholding and documenting truthiness. Wikiality isn’t about what “factonistas” might sneeringly deride using phrases like: “statistical trends”, or […]

Blogging

Steve Portigal, a fellow Canadian and instructor at CCA passed me on to Katie, a student wondering about bloggers and blogging for a future project she’s doing. Here’s how the […]

Two degrees of Hi, a likemind success story

There’s probably an infinite number of way to start this post, so I’ll just pick the one that first comes to mind. A number of weeks ago I was sitting […]

Designism Tonight

Two days, two design talks. Last night was Ellen Lupton, tonight was Designism with Tony Hendra, George Lois, Jessica Helfand, James Victore, Milton Glaser, Kurt Andersen, Brian Collins and Steve […]

Damn Email

For some reason my michael [at] michaelsurtees.com address is not working at the moment – if you sent some exciting news to me over the weekend, I probably didn’t get […]

Jeffrey Aaronson deux

Below are some of my notes from visiting “Maybe it’s You” by Jeffrey Aaronson a second time. iPod shuffle may be hard for older people to understand if they’ve never […]

iPod Shuffles Beside Art

Aside from the fascinating photos, the exhibition by Jeffrey Aaonson was notable to me for another reason. Beside each photograph was an Apple iPod Shuffle that contained a sound file. […]

http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees Tags

Have you ever studied your http://del.icio.us tags? What does it say about your interests? Here’s all of my tags for http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees 10, 37signals, accessibility, activism, adobe, ads, advertising, agency, aggregator, […]

Wikiality

Stephen Colbert illustrates the new wikiality of the wiki over at Colbert on Wikipedia. How’s that for a fragmented sentence?

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