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In publishing, the little things do matter.

May 6, 2013

Today, one of my editors was kind enough to send me an email that read simply: Go to the Texas Supreme Court website. So I did, and guess what I saw? This: Now, I happen to know that Justice Hecht told a CLE crowd a few weeks back that Thomson Reuters’ West Texas Rules of [...]

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Westlaw Analytics: Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery

February 4, 2013

So, I was perusing this month’s edition of Thomson Reuters’ PracticeInnovations (pdf), and was about to dive into the piece on Westlaw Analytics when I caught a glimpse of the screen cap.   And then I thought, here we go again.   [Image from Google Analytics] At the end of the day, mimicry of what we know [...]

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Could Improvements in Page-Flipping Navigation Make eReader Reference Books Compelling?

January 30, 2013

After watching this video from last year, I’m reminded once again of how we’ve really only touched the surface on touch navigation. Regardless of where you come out on skeuomorphic design, it’s hard not to see how this might more easily translate to reference books, like annotated codes and rules. [Image (CC) by Horia Varlan]

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The Making of Artrepreneurs

September 21, 2012

From John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design, in a Wired Op-Ed: We want the products we buy to be made responsibly, sold truthfully, to have come from the mind of a human being just like us – not just from an algorithm. [¶] Art speaks to us as humans, not as “human capital.” [...]

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Workspace & creativity.

October 13, 2010

By Jason Wilson This is a terrific video about the workspaces of creatives. The end raises some interesting questions about mobile workspace. One disappointing aspect was the fact that digital workspaces on the desk weren’t really covered. The Desk is one thing, the Computer another, both are essential. [Image (CC) by niznoz]

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New post on Slaw.ca: More design please.

October 8, 2010

By Jason Wilson My new post, Upgrading to Elegant, is up on Slaw. Related to that post, I would like to point out a couple of others who have recently called attention to the the death of “the publisher.” Richard Leiter, Two Observations About the State of Modern Law Book Publishing (Oct. 6, 2010). Sean [...]

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What is wrong with this picture?

October 6, 2010

By Jason Wilson There’s something about it that I can’t quite put my finger on….

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Typography: You need to know this.

September 16, 2010

By Jason Wilson Google “typography for.” Do you know what the first result is? Right. “For lawyers.” Do you know why? Because lawyers, of all the professions, need to get a better handle on the rules for great document design. This isn’t a font issue folks. It isn’t just about should I use Helvetica or [...]

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