I suppose an explanation is in order for the stop in Link Drop posts for the last couple of weeks. Basically I’ve been really busy and my attention has had to focus on other things. I haven’t even had time to go through all my tabs that I usually do. With that said I’m trying a couple new things that hopefully will make my Link Drop continue as is. I was thinking about making it an email subscription thing, but the logistics didn’t seem right. In any case here’s a couple sites over the last couple of weeks that I thought was worth sharing…
If this picture is to scale—wow.
Looking at the context of design through the eyes of TED, they discover the days of design being just about aesthetics are over.
A couple points to consider about design and first time I’ve read about the Dick Van Dyke Show in the context of design.
While they’re calling it Use-based design, to me it sounds a lot like Agile design. It’s essentially the same in that iterating the design is based on how people use and interact with the product.
I found this first hand account of experiencing the dust storm in Australia to be quite compelling. While a post like this doesn’t really fall into the realm of journalism, it was by far more interesting than anything else I read on the topic.
I saw a bit of this play action watching Monday Night Football. It seemed a like it was drawn up from a high school football coach. But as weird as it seems I’m happy to see creative play making going on.
Here’s a pretty good post about a potential news model (just when I thought I had read them all). Interesting things to note are the size of team (just 4), the expanded roles each person plays, and the reliance on advertising revenue.
It’s quite amazing to experience this first hand seeing how Manhattan has evolved quickly to more walking friendly.
I was asked recently about working collaboratively with people outside the normal office walls. Where there was to pass on ideas without meeting face to face? One way is simply opening up a group chat where people can throw links and ideas out. Here’s a couple more ways…
Sometimes a quick post about a person’s experience and a lot of photos is sufficient. This is one of those cases where it’s great to see what’s in the gallery from a first person pov.
Hard to say if this works, but an interesting view on the iTunes App Store search algorithm.
I am really liking the three dimensional and print version of this identity, though I have to admit that I haven’t walked by it yet…
There’s an experimental music app from the developer Delaware that changes up the normal consumption of music and the iPhone. This review has some video clips of what the whole thing is about. I haven’t bought any of the music but as an experiment it looks quite smart.
If anyone asks me to use the typeface Impact for anything, I’m going to make them buy this beauty…
It’s hard not being a fan of car destruction put on video. It’s an epic battle of old vs new. Amazing to see technology advancements helping people out.
I’ve never heard of Tcho though by the description of their process it sounds rather fascinating. Using a lot of digital stuff they’re making a pretty cool chocolate factory. I’m going to need to investigate a bit further with this one…
This looks like fun.
This is a great process post. The subject matter is a bit scary to the creative mind but considering the tech constraints these days, it’s pretty important if you’re going to build something. I’m looking forward to the expanded content once the book is published on from this post.
Are you a Canadian wanting to be a designer in the NYC or anywhere else in the US? I highly recommend you reading this pdf that a friend of mine created. I wish there had been something like this when I was getting ready for the move. I learned almost all of this on the fly in about a week.
Interesting way to exam public/private data.
While this is kind of old news, the break down is spot on.
I think we can get lost in the day to day headlines of the tech companies. Looking at the bigger issues makes for some interesting strategic thought.
In terms of big brother this idea is kind of scary, in terms of practicalness it kind of makes sense. Having agreed upon standards where creativity can be expanded probably isn’t bad. And just imagine if competitive products actually interacted with each other—novel concept…
After publishing this Link Drop, this is the next thing I’m going to read. Interesting topic…