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Monday Report | 06·27·11

Marriage Equality Bill, Five Things IDEO Taught The Feds About Design Thinking, Optimistic Weather App

New York finally passed the Marriage Equality Bill. It was also incredibly serendipitous that the announcement was made during Pride Week and when the Empire State Building was lit up like a rainbow.
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a perfect video for anybody considering the latest version of Final Cut Pro

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Five Things IDEO Taught The Feds About Design Thinking
Metropolis magazine has a good feature this month about IDEO’s Tet Offensive against Washington bureaucracy. Peter Hall reports that the feds, inspired by President Obama’s push to demystify big government, have tapped the innovation whizzes at IDEO to take on everything from web design for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to greening federal buildings. The ultimate goal: Make government more humane.

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Optimistic Weather App
Tell yourself some sweet lies about that picnic tomorrow.

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Just in time for the fourth of July, Jon Contino offers up a patriotic desktop wallpaper over at The Fox is Black. (thanks designworklife)
Attention young designers — this should be your bible: 34 Typographic Sins.

James Donaldson

While he swears he won’t design for internet explorer and is unable to breathe without his iphone, James is generally an easy-going guy who can be convinced to do almost anything if there’ll be food involved.