Contents tagged with Interesting
The Freakanomics blog has an interesting anti-pattern for a software engineering career. I was chatting with a 70-year-old man who is an independent “software engineer”—a programmer. I asked him how he keeps up with all the young hot-shots who know the latest fancy programming languages. Simple, …
Here’s an interesting slide deck I found on SlideShare about Agile UX. Agile UX – How To Avoid Big Design Up Front By Pretending Not To Do Big Design Up Front View more presentations from sparrk
Here’s an interesting article in Bloomberg about open government initiatives around the world and how the US is falling behind. From the article: (emphasis added) When Brazil’s government buys anything from fighter jets to a fancy villa, details are available online within 24 hours. Such …
Admittedly, I’m a fool for infographics. Here’s on I found via AllTop on Las Vegas.
Here’s an interesting slide deck on “Designing for Bears” that should help reboot the way you approach user experience design. Designing for Bears View more presentations from Lucy Spence
Mashable has a great write up and infographic on what it takes to go viral.
An interesting talk from Dan Pink and animated by RSA on what motivates people and how money isn’t the only factor.
Another great animation by RSA to a talk by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.
The size and scope of the internet is hard to fathom for techies. Clearly, it’s also hard to fathom for traditional media companies, politicians and regulators. Just the fact that SOPA was even written testifies to that fact. Here’s a visualization of the amount of data consumed and created on the …
Interesting slide deck on the long term impact of DoD R&D on consumer technology. I would also add the manned space program as the origin of our everyday tech. 2012 Holiday Military R&D Shopping Guide from AEI
The animated GIF is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance. Cinegraph is a handy little app for the Nokia Lumia 920, that lets you “film” a short animated GIF. Here’s one from today’s MoDevUX 2013 Hack-a-thon in Clarendon, VA and it captures the interesting mementoes on someone’s desk.
Here are two interesting videos on inspiring typography that exists all around us. The first one is from San Francisco and the second, Disney World. Take a moment today to notice all the unique and interesting uses of fonts and typography all around us. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, even on a …
Next time my GPS freaks out, I will wonder if my maps are just outdated or something else is going on.
Likely by now, you’ve heard of BitCoin, a virtual currency that’s completely decentralized and based on cryptography. But how does it work and when did it start? This infographic provides a handy and easy explanation.
The construction of the World Trade Center was the engineering feat of the 1970s. Watching this film points out that a modern skyscraper needs more than concrete and steel to connect tenants to the world. From the video’s description: After 9/11, it was reported that one of the few things …
It might be premature to run out and buy a “Mr. Fusion, ” but researchers at the University of Queensland might have given would be time travelers something to look forward (or behind) to by simulating time travel on a minuscule scale. via engadget
In case you ever wondered if your Kindle gets heavier when loaded down with e-books, here’s your answer.