Realism in UI Design →
by Lukas Mathis, UX Magazine “People are confused by symbols if they have too many or too few details. They will recognize UI elements which are somewhere in the middle. The trick is to figure out which details help users identify the UI element, and which details distract from its intended meaning. Some details help users figure out what they’re looking at and how they can interact with...
The Storm and the Line →
by Frank Chimero “When I think about the times I connect with the work of others, it is a bit like this. A moment has been plucked from the day-to-day and made special, and I have been snagged, put under increasing tension, and drawn to a thinness. I snap softly at my weakest points, drawn away from my typical numbness, and sometimes I will even let out a barely audible sigh, overflow with...
There’s an old joke. Two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain resort and one...– Woody Allen, Annie Hall
Sorting a Mass
viafrank: To prepare for an upcoming lecture, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between collecting and curating. This morning, I tweeted: Thinking about collecting vs. curating, and how the internet is muddying the line between the two. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it seems I hit something unexpected with that tweet. I received many responses from folks telling me what they...
Your own life while it’s happening to you never has any atmosphere until it’s a...– Warhol (via nevver)
Embracing the zeroes →
bobulate: Sam Anderson on the art of seeing, or what a physical almanac can teach us about our physical selves under the crush of nonphysical information on the Internet: We need to remember the value of nothing. It’s like breathing: you can’t inhale all day. We need to learn to make peace with the information we don’t know, to embrace the zeroes, to relearn the pleasures of hunger, need,...
Richard Dreyfuss performs a dramatic reading of... →
It Just Works →
MG Siegler, TechCrunch Amid all the big announcements at this year’s WWDC keynote, there was an undercurrent that was subtle, but important. “It just works.” Steve Jobs kept saying this over and over again on stage. When Jobs does this,it’s never an accident. It’s a message. And it’s a message that was underscored by another word. “Automatically.” Jobs must have said it a couple dozen times...
Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range...– United Nations Report
Canadian scientists 'bottle' antimatter →
“Makoto Fujiwara has spent more than a decade in laboratories hunting an elusive prey, the stuff of science fiction — the missing half of everything. He and other Canadian researchers have finally managed to trap their lightning in a bottle. Only it isn’t lightning they’ve got in the bottle — it’s antimatter.”
Freaker USA—Making You & Your Beverage Cooler! by Zach Crain Freaker USA is a NC based company that will change the relationship between you and your beverages… forever!
mom, this is how twitter works. →
All real atemporal shit. No authenticity. →
“But the kids aren’t idiots, just because they won’t buy into your historical temporal-subscription business model. With a single Google search, anyone could tell you more about Kodachrome than you could, even if you used it yourself for over twenty years. As if they didn’t know that an antique is found on eBay, while up-cycled vintage is found on Etsy. They haven’t forgotten history....
Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the...– Dieter Rams
‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All...– Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
GMail Blog: Our plans to support modern browsers... →
“…Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version. As the world moves more to the web, these new browsers are more than just a...
Writing a new library? Sketch it out first →
by Dan Webb “Usability isn’t just for designers. If you want your co-workers or other developers to use and be productive with this code your creating its got to be as simple and fun to use as your user interfaces. Your library’s API is a user interface. History has shown that libraries and open source projects that put their API design up front are far more successful than their...
It's About The Hashbangs →
by Dan Webb
Cool URIs don't change →
by Tim Berners-Lee
Are your users S.T.U.P.I.D? →
How good design can make users effective by Stephen Turbek, Boxes and Arrows