5 lessons from redesigning NYC.gov

Government isn’t exactly known for good design. Design firm Huge used design to improve the city government’s website and, by extension, city services.

In online dating, data dictates design as well as matchmaking

Online dating startup Zoosk uses big data techniques and technologies for a lot more than just computing which members might make the best mates. Data from its young audience well versed in social media lets the company design a user experience that matches their expectations.

What does it take to make a web font? A lot of work

Now that modern web browsers can make greater use of more fonts, dozens of companies are springing up to service growing demand. But turning print typefaces into web fonts is no easy task, as one of the industry’s leading figures explained at the Ampersand conference.