This week, I came across some useful and neat-looking slides on design, (the latter of which is a good thing given the theme!).

First, from grammar to models and perception, Simon Collison, a freelance designer, writes about a dialect for design. The presentation has really clean graphics; don't forget to look at his website.   

Second, the smart folk at Jess 3 have authored this presentation on the art of social web design. 'Curators are the DJ's of the web': indeed!

The Art of Social Design

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And finally, Daniel Burka, interface designer and co-founder of Milk, writes about how to design to ensure that you have the user's attention in the first 15 minutes.