Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Mar 2015 ]

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A map of every device in the world that's connected to the internet. Quite impressive (and scary too) this digital divide, isn't it? (source)

PERFORMANCE

Improving the Performance of your HTML5 App

Maybe old, but still very valid tips about ways to improve the performance of a web application or page/website. Because performance matters.

READINGS

Out of the Ordinary Emails

Don't have enough of these readings: here there are a lot of other exceptional newsletters "about creative obsessions".

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Mar 2015 ]

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ADVERTISING

10 Most Important Things

Here are the 10 most important things happening in the world of advertising today: from Google retail store to investments and NSFW ads…

CULTURE

The Power of Touch

Ever wondered about the benefits of touch (no, not in that way…) and how it is important in different situations? Interesting read about physical and emotional effects of touch.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Mar 2015 ]

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DESIGN & PRINCIPLES

Mike Monteiro: Keynote

This is the closing keynote that Mike Monteiro gave at Interaction15 a few days ago. A great performance, with a strong message for the designers.

SOFTWARE DESIGN

Try

Very smart observations on what makes a software try to do a good job of a fuzzy task, let you help it with the last mile, and give you a fallback option.

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Mar 2015 ]

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APOLOGIES 🙂

Sorry everybody for sending out the newsletter at midnight, yesterday. Apparently Mailchimp's interface sometimes still confuses me. My fault.

MUST READ

The Web’s Grain

This is a great piece, written by Frank Chimero, on what the web ultimately is. Is _the_ article to read, today, really.

Readings for Lunch — [ 04 Mar 2015 ]

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B4-XVI: an invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century.
IOT

Hackaball: A Toy for 21st Century

Creators Made by Many give us an insight on an epic 2-year design process, recently launched on Kickstarter.

SCIENCE

The LHC is preparing to restart

With almost double the collision energy of its previous run, it will allow physicists to check previously untestable theories, and explore new frontiers in particle physics.

Readings for Lunch — [ 27 Feb 2015 ]

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CULTURE

This Idea Must Die

From the left and right brain myth to romantic love – there are some theories that are 'blocking progress' according to some 175 scientists…Long read on the topic but book looks super interesting

FUN

Brickin' Good!

Lego lovers, be prepared! These are the tastiest looking pieces of plastic ever seen before… Makes you glad you just had lunch!

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Feb 2015 ]

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FUN

The Internet of Useless Things

London-based Rehab Studio has come up with this idea of a website where to banter the rising wave of connected apps and object that makes no sense at all.

SCIENCE

NASA GeneLab

Cutting-edge biology experiments conducted in space. Discoveries made. Results analyzed on big data platforms. Research shared. This is science amplified. What will you discover?

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Feb 2015 ]

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Apparently transparent – Have a look at this incredible experiment done only with CSS and one single image (a modern browser is required).

INTERVIEW

Defining Moments In My Career

She is Claudia Romano, and together with Sebastiano Guerriero is probably one of the rising stars of the front-end scene (have a look at their Codyhouse experiments, to see what they can do).

TYPOGRAPHY

Recovering the Doves Type

In 1916, the Doves Type was seemingly lost forever after it was thrown into the River Thames.
Almost 100 years later, designer Robert Green has recovered 150 pieces from their watery grave…

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Feb 2015 ]

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APPS

Apple x Pinterest

Pinterest wants to be the digital corkboard for Apple apps, making it easier for people to find relevant apps that appeals to their needs and preferences.

CULTURE

Behind the Scenes

Ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes of all the 'Made in China' products? Have a sneak peek of some of the snapshots taken by two curious designers.