is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Somewhat unexpectedly, many designers are now would-be animators too, thanks to the transformation wrought by native mobile apps. Mike Rundle’s new book, “Motion Design for iOS,” the latest installment in his “Design Then Code” series, offers the best yet overview of what it means to bring the magic of movement to what has until very recently been the relatively static art of designing digital products. It’s a how-to book, but it’s also a flag planted in the ground—if it’s not the first, then it’s likely the best yet statement on the intersection of these two disciplines.
“Motion Design for iOS” debuted just this week, and is on sale for US$20 off for a limited time.+