by Michael Nolan
Lately I was doing some massive office overhaul and decided to reorganize the books, which had taken on a fairly haphazard arrangement over our last couple of moves. I puzzled over the categories. Web books here? Photoshop ones there? Did I need a shelf of “obsolete” for books like Live Picture Revealed? My indecisiveness caused me to delay the project for days.
Then I came across an article by Rob Giampietro on the Design Observer blog. It introduced me to an idea that should have been obvious to a visual thinker like me: organize them by color! Now I can easily find my Chicago Manual of Style. It’s right next to Search Engine Visibility in the bright orange section. Makes perfect sense to me.