Breaking away from my connected life, I could feel how the compulsion, the...– Jemima Kiss about ‘Digital Detox’ Jemima Kiss: How I kicked my digital habit”, The Observer, Saturday 23rd April 2011
Nice Summary: How Good Designers Think
by Harvard Business Review Insight: They Look at What We Don’t Know Most insight, because it relies so heavily on asking consumers, only deals with improvements to known/ existing products and services (I’d like it bigger, cheaper, quicker, smaller, etc). It rarely deals with the new/never been done before — the unexpected but relevant solution. How? Firstly, good designers...
…the other interesting thing about media these days is that it can stand...– Rob Walker, “How ‘Radiolab’ Is Transforming the Airwaves” (via austinkleon) … just adding endless playlists, music libraries, link lists etc.
Fitting the remix topic, here my latest favorite: Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle) Good Morning!
Beyond The Mobile Web (via clashofculture) This presentation by Stephanie Rieger from Yiibu about the whole mobile web topic is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Not because it’s so extensive but because it’s based on cultural and human insights to draw a future of the mobile web and what it means to design content for an always on generation.
The thing I hate most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright,...– BANKSY
The End of Content Ownership →
damace: The cloud, along with subscription and on-demand services, will transform our perception of content access and ownership. Lance Ulanoff at PCMag.com
David Kelley on Designing Curious Employees →
Design thinking is a process of empathizing with the end user. Its principal guru is David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford design school, who takes a similar approach to managing people. He believes leadership is a matter of empathizing with employees. In this interview, he explains why leaders should seek understanding rather than blind obedience, why it’s better to be a coach and...
Interesting Article: How Tesco is integrating a...
The UK-based grocery retailer – faced with declining profit margins, intensifying competition and some evidence of customer dissatisfaction – came up with a way to centralize ongoing consumer focus. In the process, they reversed their slide of the early 1990s, and regained their place as the UK’s dominant grocery chain. The process involves two inputs: Brand Promise/Performance Gap...
When people romanticize the ‘90s, it’s not because it was particularly “better”...– http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/communicating-in-the-90s/
Funny Idea: The Hipster Trap →
Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine have set up a series of Hipster Traps in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with some sure-fire lures to entice even the most wary of tattooed baristas. The bait? A Holga 120N camera, some fluoro sunglasses, a yellow bicycle chain, a can of PBR, and a pack of American Spirits. (via Lostataminor.com)