George Nelson (1908-1986) was an American industrial designer and one of the founders of American Modernism. I look at the way George Nelson designed the ball clock, asterisk clock and starburst clock, and I see a designer who pioneered among many things in architecture & design.
Our last major redesign in April 2015, explored the idea of " a real time magazine" and the implications therein. Stories had large images, the page was fully curated, and there was modularity, which in theory provided editorial flexibility. The hope was that we could give the entire page the same care and attention as the top of the page.
I had a great conversation with Jenae Ramos, UX designer and co-organizer of Orlando's Downtown UX Meetup, talking about design and the Internet of Things. Jenae joked that designing for the screen involves many permutations of "fancy rectangles." While that's completely selling the complexity of UX design short, I get the point.