Link Drop from October 26th to October 29th 2009

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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.


Utility Marketing: Usefulness Creates Connections

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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.


Empowering The Audience

Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Empowering The Audience_1256786612969

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 Business needs to keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities as opposed to forcing people through outdated model of communication.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’

8 Best Ways to Share ‘Mix Tapes’ | Epicenter | Wired.com_1256786646584

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

 entrapment in the iPhone is a failing long-term strategy « @vanelsas_1256786749733

A good continuation to the story of empowering the audience post…


Getting it completely wrong

 Getting it completely wrong_1256786759521

And a differing pov about how it’s good for a company to control its assets.


“Just add an egg” – Usability, User Experience and Dramaturgy

“Just add an egg” – Usability, User Experience and Dramaturgy- 90 Percent of Everything_1256786787293

Old school usability vs all around great experience…



See-through walls as Invitations to Experience

Heavyset » See-through walls as Invitations to Experience_1256786800858

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?


Weather Bracelet – 3D Printed Data-Jewelry

 Weather Bracelet - 3D Printed Data-Jewelry_1256786811670

It’s fashion, it’s art and it informative—the only question is if it’s actionable?


How Smartphone Apps Are Pushing Forward A Car 2.0

How Smartphone Apps Are Pushing Forward A Car 2.0 « MobileBehavior_1256786827672

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.


Skype Session Turned Editorial: The Future of Photography?

 The Future of Photography

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.


School of Visual Arts – MPS in Branding

School of Visual Arts - MPS in Branding_1256814488878

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.


Emigre No.70: The Look Back Issue – Selections from Emigre magazine #1 – #69

I> magazine #1 - #69_1256814963316

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.


Sled Coffee Table and Rug

swissmiss | Sled Coffee Table and Rug_1256786852375

I really like the snow tracks on the carpet. Reminds me of cross country skiing.


The design process taught at the Stanford d.school.

Young and Brilliant | The design process taught at the Stanford..._1256786860685

Process diagrams never go out of vogue.


A Tale of Two Strategies – AOL vs. Newspapers

 A Tale of Two Strategies - AOL vs. Newspapers_1256786874392

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.


At Slate, small is the new big

At Slate, small is the new big | Knight Digital Media Center_1256786887098

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.


Communicating Value through Cause & Effect on Fanfeedr

Communicating Value through Cause & Effect on Fanfeedr - Bokardo_1256786894952

Simple example of iteration about value. Now the question is if it’s valuable in real life or just on paper.


Simple or minimal?

Simple or minimal

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…


Mad Men’s New York City: Your Guide To Living Out The Don Draper Dream

 Your Guide To Living Out The Don Draper Dream_1256786921821

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.


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Enough said…


Your Halloween Costume will suck compared to this

oneplusinfinity » Blog Archive » Your Halloween Costume will suck compared to this_1256786943775

I said this once on twitter and I’ll say it again—this wins best costume found on the interwebs to me…


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  • http://youngandbrilliant.net ninakix

    Thanks for the link, Michael! (: