In her TED talk, “Social Services Are Broken: How We Can Fix Them,” Hilary Cottam displayed a chart mapping 20 years of social services interventions in the life of one family (screen shot shown above). Color-coded shapes along two timelines mark each encounter in which schools, police and social services interacted with the mother, sister...Continue reading
New Zealand is redesigning their national flag – and they are crowd sourcing ideas.
When I wrote about government brands, the NASA brand was one of my top two. So I was thrilled recently to find free online the 1976 NASA Graphics Standards Manual.
In his TED talk, Roman Mars of the podcast 99% Invisible makes a strong, touching and often funny plea for city branding, beginning with the flag design for a city flag.
I was prowling TED recently and came across Emily Pilloton’s talk about applying design to improve education in rural North Carolina. I liked her view of radically improving a public service like education through fresh application of design and distribution.
Here’s my marketing take on the PRISM surveillance scandal currently unfolding for the National Security Agency: it’s as if IBM started making staplers, although much more nefarious.