IMAGE OF THE DAY
Via Blai Pretdesaba
Some tips on how to better manage your time, avoid interruptions, foster your creativity and productivity.
A short TED talk about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we've invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.
The new hires on-boarding and setup process at Github, fully automated and configurable using smart technologies (and a very pragmatic approach).
How our (unconscious) bias negatively impacts our decision making, especially when it comes to the working environment. And women in technology.
A #mustsee video.
How do you decide what to buy? Some insights by Dan Gilbert into the psychology of decision-making when buying.
"Aerial Bold" – brilliant name. You can show your support by backing their Kickstarter here!
Bundles, Highlights, Reminders, Assists, Snooze – everything you've ever dreamed of (or not).
Interesting correlations (yes, just correlations) between test scores & band / artist preferences. Not judging anyone…
Easy to use tools and interfaces for visualising data. Be sure to check the comments section as well for additional links!
On the fear of taking the plunge, and the thought that maybe, to get started, wading is the way to go.
Interesting upcoming installation of 8,000 glowing white orbs along 10 miles with footage, personal stories & memories of people who lived on each side & whose lives were affected.
"It’s absolutely essential to treat front-end development as part of the design process. However, the (foolish, artificial) line between design and development “phases” gets in the way of true collaboration between disciplines." – Dixit.
An incredible project to re-define the visual identity of an entire city. Have a look at the iconography, and how it can be applied to every architectonic aspect and urban element. Simply amazing!
A selection of must-read books about the dramatically changed roles and responsibilities of leadership and management in the emerging "creative economy".
“I find it touchingly poetic to think that as our technology grows more advanced, we may grow more human.”
Life and work at the distributed wonderland (that is Automattic, the company behind WordPress). On how people and culture are at the roots of every good and healthy company.
via Daniele Esposti
No more tedious sessions on drawing ASCII art with Vim, with this tool you can be a ASCII artist in a couple of minutes! (Warning: by the way if you use it you cannot be considered a complete geek)
A strongly opinionated (and sometimes taunting) article on the reasons behind the “exodus of talents” from lots of London agencies. It's worth a read, if you are a manager: prevention is better than cure 😉
A mini series of posts (lessons) on how to apply architecture principles to product design. Many analogies between the two.
It's sleek. It's glossy. It's rounded. It's air-cooled! It's the new London tube. Unfortunately we will have to wait until the 2020s, to see it live…
It's always good news when a new graphic software appears on the scene. According to its creators, this will be the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available.
A brain teaser riddle. The powered-up version of an old classic: two doors to choose from, one single question to pose, and the uncertainty if we are told the truth or not.
An increasing problem with the culture in the design/startup community: measuring only velocity, and forget about the quality of the released products.
There are really a lot of less-known, secret treasures in this list of front-end development tools.