Please see About GlimmerSite to learn about the mission of this site and how you can best use it.
As for me, I’m a longtime journalist (Wired magazine, New York Times) and book author who has written about a variety of subjects over the years—design being one of them. (For those interested in a more complete bio or a look at some of my other books, you’ll find all of that at www.warrenberger.com.)
A few years ago, I began to immerse myself more deeply in the world of design, initially because I wanted to answer, for myself at least, the fundamental question, “What is design?” It’s a big question and one that gets asked a lot, by designers and non-designers alike. Design is a fascinating subject in that everybody’s interested in it, but very few have a clear understanding of what it is and how it works. So I set out to write a book that might demystify design a bit, without oversimplifying it. I wanted to take some of the best thinking and principles of the world’s top designers and try to make that accessible to the rest of us.
I discovered (as I’m sure design professionals already know) that the more you learn about design, the more fascinating it becomes. And the more you begin to see that it is relevant to, and has an impact on, just about every facet of our world and our lives.
While the book Glimmer was intended to broaden the conversation about design, this site aims to keep that conversation going and growing—as we continue to talk about what design really is about, what it can accomplish, and why it matters (or should matter) to all of us. I hope you’ll join in that conversation, and become part of the GlimmerSite community.
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