(In before the end of March, Ideas of. I guess this is about another blogging microtrend, and how I link dump.) Even if you have a Y SO SRS blog that happens to be on Tumblr because it’s much easier to maintain, you’re probably aware of its reputation of being all about the fun. That is, memes, fandom, GIFs, art, and all the derp in between. For designers, the derp […]
Social media is not as easy or brainless as you think it is. Especially when you’ve spent a fair amount of time on it for things that you’re really passionate about. The more you use it, the more you want the workflow—the experience—to be better.
“Here is why The Ninth Watch is an important piece of design. Not because a big ad agency did it, or because it’s a clever media stunt. It’s important because it was designed like someone gave a damn. And not just about the science or the facts–but about you and me. That’s where design starts. And you don’t need to be BBDO to do it.” Finally, Science Branding That Doesn’t […]
I’ve stood by WordPress for the longest time but that doesn’t mean I don’t keep tabs on the new shiny things. I’ve mentioned Svbtle, Jux, and Medium—before it adapted a more typographic design. Ghost, said to be the next WP contender (I heard that about Anchor before) is the most buzzy one these days now that it’s finally launched to the general public. But the list is a lot longer […]
I like the colorful stuff. While other people would prefer neutrals or hues that aren’t turned up to 11, and while my favorite color is the safest, most popular one in the world, I don’t discriminate. I welcome the possibilities of each speck in the spectrum. (Although navigating the tints and shades of orange is the trickiest in my experience.) The thing is, while I wanted to delight in the […]
“We can’t begin being empathetic when another person arrives. We have to already have made a space in our lives where empathy can thrive. And that means being open—truly open—to feeling emotions we may not want to feel. It means allowing another’s experiences to gut us. It means ceding control. Empathy begins with vulnerability. And being vulnerable, especially in our work, is fucking terrifying.” The Pastry Box Project entry on […]
It’s amazing how many old, backward methods can be eradicated by the Web. Months ago a friend invited me to attend a business networking chapter meeting. I knew not too many details about it, only that it was a very prestigious organization, it would help grow my roster of contacts as a budding entrepreneur, and it would be better to experience firsthand how it worked. MLM? Despite how suspicious it […]
Jefferson Han‘s multi-touch screen system requires not too many words to describe it, only a few videos (represented here in thumbnails, though): Multi-Touch Sensing through FTIR
Someone has listed ten reasons why, all radical, to say the least. While I totally agree with his discussion on the following— Gaining experience: This is a major item on my things-I-think-about-at-night list. It’s been bugging me ever since I took a not-so-conventional job. In any case, I want to experience things and milk life for what it’s worth. Social brainwashing: It’s a conspiracy! Related to gaining experience, we have […]
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