Interesting design principles such as matching icon element widths and corner radii with fonts. Lots of thought went into creating this design system.
Came across this via a TED talk. I especially like the paper folding project she made as a holiday card.
I’m sure Tufte would be all for this. Sometimes, we have so much data that it is just overwhelming. Generally, we do statistical analysis on data to get the underlying story behind it. But what about visualizing it. ManyEyes is a data visualization tool built by Martin Wattenberg at IBM that does just that. (Full disclaimer, I do know the creator.) It allows anyone to upload a dataset and use any number of their visualization tools to view the data. It is amazing how looking at data from a different angle can result in new discoveries.
It really simplifies the methodology of designing web applications.