Sometimes when the moment is right a person has to break with convention. As it so happens I’m going to be pretty busy for the next couple of days and I already had a pretty good list of sites to check out, so I’m publishing my Link Drop earlier than usual. Things that got me excited aside from the release of Emigre #70 was all the conversations about media, tech, and people that are already shaping how next year is going to be.
Next time you think of designing a site from the ground up, visit this post and ask yourself if the site would fit within the listed examples? While not appropriate for everything these service sites offer a lot of value.
I’ve tried to pass this link on to anyone that would listen. It goes to the core of a lot of what I think a lot of people should be thinking about in terms of business. Business needs to keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities as opposed to forcing people through outdated model of communication. There’s huge opportunities to being agile.
8 Best Ways to Share ‘Mix Tapes’
Since we’re talking about muzak, he’s some ways to spread your taste.
Why Google will win: entrapment in the iPhone is a failing long-term strategy
A good continuation to the story of empowering the audience post…
Old school usability vs all around great experience…
This is bizarre demo on making the invisible visible in terms of walls. I’m not sure if making walls hide is a good idea. What happens when someone forgets that there’s a wall and hits the building?
It’s fashion, it’s art and it informative—the only question is if it’s actionable?
The potential for mobile and cars to connect is really fascinating. People are starting to get used to a level of connectivity with expectations of communicating and interacting. Tons of stuff could happen in unexpected ways.
While I don’t think this is the future of photography, nor should be taken as a serious shoot—it does suggest that there’s some potential to create a story using real world tools.
I love the typography of this site. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been this surprised to see something used in such a unique way. The program looks pretty cool to. The only thing missing from the site is a View All button where all the bios of the faculty and lecturers can be displayed—at the moment a person has to refresh the page to change up the order.
I’ve been looking forward to this book for a very LONG time. When I got the email alert letting me know that it final was available I nearly exploded.
I really like the snow tracks on the carpet. Reminds me of cross country skiing.
Process diagrams never go out of vogue.
Sure AOL doesn’t exactly have the respect like most agile publishers of content, but the assessment in this post is hard to ignore. Compare that strategy to most mainstream publishers and one could argue that AOL has the potential of being a success.
The ideas from this speech on measuring online value has been picking up speed. Will be interesting to see if it transfers around the online world.
Simple example of iteration about value. Now the question is if it’s valuable in real life or just on paper.
Before clicking on the link, which (simple & minimal) do you think is an effort to make an understanding of the complex, and which is style…
If I ever became a tourist of the best city in the world again, I’d bring this list along with me. Thankfully I’m not a tourist so I’ll continue visiting my top secret local locations on the island for now.
I said this once on twitter and I’ll say it again—this wins best costume found on the interwebs to me…