I typically attempt to bring something new to the blogosphere on DesignAday, rather than simply pointing out posts on other blogs. I am, however, often inspired by the blogs I read. Yesterday’s post was inspired by Adaptive Path, and that’s far from the first time.
I think there are two specific attributes that make Adaptive Path’s blog stand out from the crowd.
First, it’s the blog of one of the truly great design firms of our time. Not only does the firm do great work for it’s clients, it contributes to the design community through events and publications. This is a firm that doesn’t just practice design—they participate in defining our field. It is obvious that Adaptive Path employees are encouraged to present at conferences, publish, participate in the design community, and blog, which brings me to the second attribute.
There isn’t just one or two people at Adaptive Path charged with maintaining the blog. A large percentage of their employees post, from the presidents on down—certainly the majority of the creative staff. And seeing as how it’s such a prestigious firm, these are the cream of the crop. There is rarely a day without a new post, and it’s all quality content. Furthermore, with that many people posting, they cover a lot of ground. Just a glance at their list of categories reveals everything from the expected, like Experience Design and Interaction Design, to “Idealism, uncensored” and the Bathroom Blogfest. They even put up the occasional podcast.
Everybody in the industry should be subscribed to their RSS feed. No excuses.