Reading: IDEO Patterns, DESIGN INSIGHTS EMERGING... →
We are so distracted by and engulfed by the technologies we’ve created, and by...– Jonathan Franzen quoted in this TIME magazine article (via More Intelligent Life) (via lanipauli)
thisgivesenergytome: What the f**k is social media now?
What Is It About 20-Somethings? →
youmightfindyourself: Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up? Even if some traditional milestones are never reached, one thing is clear: Getting to what we would generally call adulthood is happening later than ever. But why? That’s the subject of lively debate among policy makers and academics. To some, what we’re seeing is a transient epiphenomenon, the byproduct of...
Retail: New Wave of Digital Technologies →
Marketing companies are experimenting with a new wave of digital technologies to pitch to consumers while they shop: interactive dressing-room mirrors, kiosks with virtual customer-service representatives, and shopping carts and digital scanners that offer personalized discounts. “The role the store is playing is changing,” says Mr. Ross, who was previously chief marketing officer...
thisgivesenergytome: Lemonade What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off? They get creative with their own lives. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”
If the Web has changed what qualifies as fact-checking, has it also changed what...– Virginia Heffernan, “What ‘Fact-Checking’ Means Online” (New York Times Magazine) (via keeptheballrolling)
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
What fascinates me is that teens are taking these strategies into the digital...– Danah Boyd writes about our (she talks of teens specifically in the article) ability in digital realms to create a message communicated to different audiences simultaneously and relying on specific cultural awareness to provide the right interpretive lens. (via lanipauli)
I’ve decided not to publish any more books in the traditional way. 12 for...– Bestselling author and marketing guru Seth Godin in a Mediabistro feature.
Designers deal in ideas. They give shape to ideas that shape our world, enrich...– Ken Peters (via wearethedigitalkids)
The extraordinary of doing 'being ordinary' →
lanipauli:bobulate: Alain de Botton on distraction: One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible. The obsession...
Cult of less: Living out of a hard drive
Many have begun trading in CD, DVD, and book collections for digital music, movies, and e-books. But this trend in digital technology is now influencing some to get rid of nearly all of their physical possessions - from photographs to furniture to homes altogether. Let’s face it - digital files, applications and web services are replacing the need for many of the physical goods that...
Looking forward to the screening of 'This American... →
NY Times article about retail trends and new... →
One major finding is that spending money for an experience — concert tickets, French lessons, sushi-rolling classes, a hotel room in Monaco — produces longer-lasting satisfaction than spending money on plain old stuff. It’s better to go on a vacation than buy a new couch’ is basically the idea. According to retailers and analysts, consumers have gravitated more toward experiences than...
fflick: movie trailers, reviews and ratings based... →