Squaring a circle on Pi day!

Pie upon reflection is nothing but 3.14! A new version of a design I had created a year ago. Original idea stolen from the Interwebs Since it is Pi(e) day, I th...

Sliding into 2018

Over the years our family has developed a mini-tradition of creating short videos to celebrate the new year. These videos are short, always typographical, and u...

Design book-review podcasts

I am teaching a new masters/doctoral seminar titled Design in the real world. This is the first class I am teaching here after coming to ASU and it is exciting ...

The beauty of randomness

I have always been intrigued by the idea of how truly random our lives really are. Seemingly minor events can trigger effects, rippling through our lives, effec...

Robert Pirsig, 1928 – 2017

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was one of those books that have influenced me deeply. I read it when I was in high school and read it again and again...

Failed Haiku

Failed Haiku Five syllables first Second one has seven more A failed Haiku! So close… almost had it. In keeping with the meta-theme, here is another one, ...

Wordplay

Just some visual wordplay that I have indulged in, just for the heck of it. Nothing really special, though I am partial to the “Explore, Create, ShareR...

Goodbye 2016, Welcome 2017

Since 2009, our family has made short videos to welcome the new year. These videos are great fun to create, often requiring days of discussion, planning, constr...