Articles in category Design
Ever since Gutenberg put together metal types by hand, typography had been something seldom dealt with by people without a professional background. That has changed though with the dawn of the digital age. Today everyone has at least some degree of knowledge about typefaces — it can be something as simple as choosing font for work document in accordance with company guidelines or just making fun of Comic Sans — but it doesn’t change the fact that typography is still a subtle art that requires years of experience to be fully grasped.
In 2016 users of older version of Windows were displayed a pop-up recommending an update to Windows 10. What started as a benign offer, over time turned into something more sinister. As the meaning of close button was changed — from simply closing the window to actually initiating the operation — to force the upgrade upon the unsuspecting users. Unsurprisingly, it was met with substantial public backlash.