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Bill Ervin

Design: Happy or Sad?

I was navigating my iPhone the other day and had a series of irritating interface issues that made me pretty angry. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting pre-arthritic (is there such a thing?) and can’t type and swipe as artfully as I used to, or I’m too quick to push a virtual button

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Brian Ervin

Minimalism in Design

Minimalism is one of the most significant design movements of the 20th century and early 21st century. Classified as more of a principal of design rather than a type of design, it involves taking design down to its essential elements.  What unnecessary parts can be removed and still have the design function at 100 percent

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Bill Ervin

Define Public Relations

Ask someone to define public relations and you’ll get a million different answers, even among PR pros. When I taught graduate-level courses in PR, I would always provide the textbook definition from Fraser P. Seitel (The Practice of Public Relations), which was rather long and convoluted and something about managing relations across various organizational platforms.

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