A literal back door, not the programming equivalent.
When you’re designing do you spend much time thinking about how the client will access and service components? We recently had a client stop by our shop who we had worked with on many projects together. We walked around the shop showing him all the projects we had in progress. Read the rest of this entry »
“Praxis,” meaning: “theory in action.”
In other words, “putting your money where your mouth is.”
In school, I spent a good chunk of time becoming well-acquainted with the theory of constitutive rhetoric – basically, it’s a communicative strategy that goes beyond persuasion to motivate people to do something, whether it is to join a cause, vote a certain way, buy a product, etc.. I came to this out of my deep interest in geography, maps, and the cultural implications of both. In most cases, borders are nothing more than arbitrary, invisible lines on paper that act to delineate people and property into their established space. But what does constitutive rhetoric have to do with maps? I have argued that while boundaries may separate, they may also serve to unite; to construct community. After all, those who reside within borders have a common interest in the health and vitality of that space, and who better to protect those interests than those who live them? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Meet the Staff Monday, but with three new faces, we thought this was a great opportunity! Please welcome Kate, Molly, and Matthew! Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, an old friend and several time past client stopped by Taylor Studios for a visit. He suggested I blog about what we need from a good client. I believe he was thinking of things like the photos and other resources a client provides during the course of the project. Another client told me he wished he had been gathering these types of resources years before he began working with us. If he had only known to gather photos, quotes, facts, and more ahead of time it would have saved him time and enhanced the project. I certainly have criteria for a good client, like paying on time. I walked around today and asked some of my staff what they want and need from a client. The overall theme was conscientiousness. Here are some details: Read the rest of this entry »