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Learn how to design your own original waveform tattoo with Inkscape, Audacity, and Linux! In this, the first of 52 planned videos for 2016, John LeMasney starts off the "What I love about..." series with a true love of his: Inkscape, the open source vector illustration application

What I love about Inkscape cc-by lemasney (1/52)

Jedediah Higgins House, Barriers, gate, cc-by lemasney
Photo Essay: The Jedediah Higgins House - Wood, metal, stone, and love in Princeton, NJ. cc-by lemasney

Photo Essay: The Jedediah Higgins House – A story of ...

John has an idea on Facebook.
I had a thought about the limits of emoticons. So you know when you are chatting with someone, and you write something with a smile on your face and it is interpreted as though you were scowling? 🙁 Some would argue that emoticons, (forming emotional *mostly* facial expressions made of joint text) […]

Meanwhile, on Facebook… Stage directions

Venn diagram of nutritional management by lemasney
My Weekly ‘Therapy’ Session I was having a conversation with a very good friend the other day. We were talking about the circle of topics that we always talk about, e.g. life, work, relationships, status, and emotion. I deeply enjoy the conversations and they happen almost weekly. It is my […]

On quantification and truth

20 of 365 - Confirmation design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
Confirmation is necessary when you want to remind, warn, or make a user especially aware of the importance of a change or choice that they are about to make. Confirmation can happen in industrial design, such as when you have to confirm your intention to arm a device by lifting […]

20 of 365: Confirmation #design principle

19 of 365 - Comparison design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
Comparison as a design principle takes into account the effect of illustration of differences in a controlled system. Comparison is most effective when it is benchmarked against standard systems, enforced by fact and citation, and when apples are compared to apples. It is easy but not recommended to create a […]

19 of 365: Comparison #design principle

18 of 365 - Common fate design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
Common fate is another of the gestalt principles, and states that objects that are closer to each other or grouped in some way comparative to the overall set seem to be together, on a common path, or associated more closely than other design elements. In this illustration, I started with […]

18 of 365: Common fate #design principle

17 of 365 - Color design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
Color is an incredibly rich and deep topic for design, but color theory has been established to make working with color as a designer easier. One misconception about color is that color is equated with emotion, e.g. blue=trust or yellow = fear. Blue used in context can evoke trust, but […]

17 of 365: Color #design principle