December 3, 2014

Museum of Endangered Sound

Museum of Endangered Sound is a fascinating project by Brendan Chilcutt. It's a fascinating concept. Some of the sounds really bring back memories.

h/t @Mitcho

November 5, 2014

Speaking: Typography & User Experience

I had the great pleasure of speaking on Web Typography and User Experience at WordCamp San Francisco this year. Check out the video and the slides!

August 25, 2014

Mood Indigo – A Film by Michel Gondry

At this years Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, I got to see Mood Indigo - a new film by Michel Gondry based on the 1947 novel by Boris Vian. It was an incredibly creative film. Check out my thoughts over on my art journal:

August 19, 2014

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Love this video from Tony Zhou - portraying texting in film is an interesting challenge.

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

August 14, 2014

Link: X to Close – The origins of the use of [x] in UI design

Wonderfully insightful article on the origins of the X in UI Design: X to Close


August 12, 2014

Speaking at WordCamp Birmingham

I'm am so thrilled that I am going to be speaking Saturday Aug 16th at  WordCamp Birmingham! This year, the incredible Andrew Searles has headed up as lead organizer with an incredible team of co-organizers and volunteers. What they are bringing to our community this weekend is going to be FABULOUS and I can't thank them enough for their hard work. Get your ticket if you haven't yet already & come learn from all the incredible speakers!
Typography and User Experience by Sara CannonThe past two years, I had the great pleasure of co-organizing the camp but was unable to speak because of organizer duties. The last time that I spoke at WordCamp Birmingham was in 2010 on “Beyond the System Font – Advanced Web Typography.” I am so thrilled to be speaking again and can't wait! This year my topic will be: "Typography & User Experience."

Type on the web has many roles: it is an interface, a brand, sets tone, and directs the user. Typography has many roles and can either add or take away from User Experience. In this beautiful and exciting talk we’re going to look at various ways type is used, implemented, and dissect the role that it plays in user experience on the web.

Join us at WordCamp Birmingham!!!

August 6, 2014

Homeless Fonts

An incredibly powerful combination of typography and a cause, takes the handwriting of the homeless and turns them into typefaces. These typefaces are then sold to support the Arrels Foundation, who is working on getting people off the street. The symbolism of the personal hand drawn street begging signs turned into an actual source of real aid is quite incredible. I'm still wrapping my head around it.

July 1, 2014

Blogging on a Chalkboard in Africa

Truly amazing story about a chalkboard Blog. A great reminder about the importance of self publishing and community. - S

This is Alfred J. Sirleaf, the founder and sole editor of a ‘blackboard newspaper in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city. Everyday, Alfred updates his newspaper, The Daily Talk (I can’t even paste a link), neatly writing the latest headlines using sticks of chalk in his “newsroom”, a small wooden shack attached to the back of his blackboard.

via Blogging on a Chalkboard in Africa | Messy Nessy Chic.

Sara Cannon is a UX/UI Designer, Former Business Owner, Creative Director, & Artist remote working in Birmingham, Alabama. 
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