Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Apr 2015 ]

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INFOGRAPHIC

The Science of Happiness

What happiness is, and what happiness is not, how people find meaning, and some little things that we all could learn to do to make ourselves happy – because it is up to us.

INFOGRAPHIC (it is the day)

Would you make a good superhero?

We all say (or wish) we were superheroes – well, here's your chance to look at all the different qualities and elements of a superhero and decide for yourself!

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Apr 2015 ]

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TECH

Algorithms x Humans

If algorithms know all, how much should humans help? Good article on what it means to have algorithms in place making decisions…and the human involvement in it

FUN

KuKuKube

Fun game developed that claims to ''test your eyesight'' – not so sure about that being a scientific claim but otherwise, it's just a really fun and challenging colour game – try it out!

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Apr 2015 ]

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Moonlight over the Mediterranean, as seen from the space. (source)

UNICORNS

The full-stack employee

Via Massimo Sgrelli
These days, the set of skills necessary to succeed are broader and more nebulous than they’ve been before. You’ve gotta be a real polymath to get ahead; you’ve got to be a full-stack employee.

FROM THE FRONT

We Make The Internet

"Jon starts an introspective journey trying to show us the intrinsic multidisciplinary nature of the design role. A nature we should be embracing not rejecting or consider weird."

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Apr 2015 ]

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Engineering vs. Design (source)

DESIGN

Responsive Design Problems and Fixes

Excellent article about some common problems (and possible solutions) you should expect to face when designing a responsive website. Not only for (UX) designers, but for developers too.

TOOLS

xip.io: wildcard DNS for everyone

xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address. Say your LAN IP address is 10.0.0.1. Using xip.io, 10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1. Easy peasy!

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Apr 2015 ]

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TECH / DESIGN

3D Map of Colours

Following the black and blue or white and gold conundrum, this tool was developed to analyse colours and show you what they are without naming them…Geeky & interesting!

PERSONALITY

Introverts at Work

A recent study has investigated the relationship between personality and its expressions at work and found that introverts are mode adaptable. Read more & see if you agree…

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Apr 2015 ]

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Have nice holidays, relax and… don't do like that

BOOKS

"The User Experience Book of One" – by Leah Buley

If you ever have to read a book on UX design and product design processes and methodologies, this is the one.

PS: have a look also at her slideshare, it's definitely worth it.

BUZZ & HYPE

How Product Hunt Helped Me Grow A List Of 12,989,483,288+ Valuable Subscribers…

… And Generate 220k+ In Sales In Less Than 20 Minutes Without Having To Write A Single Line Of Code And Also Taught Me These 5+ Startup Lessons From My Mistakes About Being A Product Manager in 2016 on Meerkat

Obviously, a joke. But that tells a lot about the click-bait battle out there.

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Mar 2015 ]

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Masterpieces of Fashion Photography (source)

EVENTS

Reasons To Be Creative

Whether you are a designer, a coder, an artist, a film maker, illustrator, back-end, front-end, head of department or student, Reasons To is for you. And hurry up, early bird tickets will expire in a few days.

FRONT END

Building Better Interfaces with SVG

Slides of the talk that Sara Soueidan gave at CssConf Australia on how SVG's features allows us to build better web interfaces and UI components.

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Mar 2015 ]

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TECH

Apple x Fashion?

Looks like Apple is greatly gearing up to delivering great sales service and efforts for its Apple Watch… Check what they will be training their teams on to make this happen!

HAPPINESS

ThxThxThx

Some of you were curious to find out where one of the previous imgs came from – the 'Dear X…Love, Leah' series. This is a pretty cool collection of funny daily thanks to random everyday things that we always overview & take for granted. Enjoy!

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.