Design http://wlrn.org en Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore http://wlrn.org/post/why-most-highway-signs-arent-all-caps-anymore <p>A drive down I-95 is full of dozens, probably hundreds, of tiny design decisions that are ultimately about driver attention. From the lettering on a road sign to the shape of a road, engineers are constantly trying to find a sweet spot between getting a driver’s attention and distracting them.<br /><br />As part of our End of the Road series we wanted to ask an expert about the thinking behind some of the things drivers see everyday on I-95 but aren’t supposed to pay much attention to.<br /> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:45:39 +0000 Kenny Malone 35015 at http://wlrn.org Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore Why We Make Things and Why it Matters http://wlrn.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">05/01/14 - Thursday's&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents </strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">begins with a look at creativity through hands-on work.&nbsp; We’ll visit with woodworker <strong><a href="http://www.peterkorn.com/">Peter Korn</a></strong>, author of </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Why-Make-Things-Matters-Education/dp/1567925111">Why We Make Things and Why it Matters</a></em>.</u></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Korn explores the nature and rewards of the creative practice.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And more, <a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer"><strong>Linda </strong></a></span><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Gassenheimer</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong> </strong>speaks with <strong><a href="http://www.chefrli.com/">Chef Richard </a></strong></span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.chefrli.com/">Ingraham</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the personal chef of Miami Heat star, Dwayne Wade.&nbsp; What keeps him going in their race for another championship?&nbsp; Fred </span>Tasker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> offers his wine suggestions.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us for </span><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Thursday at 1pm.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 31655 at http://wlrn.org Why We Make Things and Why it Matters A Case For The Paper Business Card In A Digital World http://wlrn.org/post/case-paper-business-card-digital-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If there is one rule at the Miami Shakers and Stirrers Business Networking Mixer it is this: DO NOT forget your business cards.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:30:07 +0000 Kenny Malone 30191 at http://wlrn.org A Case For The Paper Business Card In A Digital World