Bill Moggridge Would’ve Been 70 Today: The Designer of the First Laptop on Human-Centered Design | Brain Pickings

Today is Bill Moggridge’s birthday. He would have been 70. Don’t know who he is? He’s the inventor of the first laptop, championed interaction design and co-founded IDEO among other things. In short, he’s a complete bad ass!!! Maria Popova wrote a great article on him today which is basically a summary of an interview […]

1 | Solar-Powered Public Charging Stations Will Keep New Yorker’s Phones Running | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in 21st Century, Inspiration, Social, Technology | No Comments

Lately, I’ve been growing tired of seeing all the energy wasted by climate organizations fighting the false claims that Climate Change is not real. The people that believe that will not be changed and while organizations spend time on trying to convince them otherwise, people who do care are being ignored. Seeing ideas like this […]

How Jony Ive’s Apple iOS 7 Hinders the Future of Design | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

John Maeda’s perspective on the debate being had around skeuomorphism (the design style used on the iPhone) versus flat design (the design style revealed for iOS 7 yesterday). Definitely worth the read. Here are two parts that stood out to me. (I added the emphasis) “Design, like many disciplines, is about a diversity of approaches […]

The Tyranny of Email — 10 Tips to Save You

Another excellent piece by Shane Parrish of Farnam Street. In this review he weaves in thinking and ideas on other topics related to Flow, productivity, attention and habits. He goes on to use these examples to build a case for slowing down and detaching from digital tools to make space for reflection on our own […]

The Making Of BLOOMBERG – Coverjunkie.com

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Design | No Comments

A fun look at the process of making a Bloomberg cover. I especially like the feedback notes added between versions 4 and 5. The Making Of BLOOMBERG – Coverjunkie.com.

The Casey Neistat Lesson: Don’t Pay That Bike Ticket, Fight It | Living on GOOD

This is a great way to make a point on the absurdity of how we treat bikers. Here in Atlanta, some drivers hate that they have to share the road but also vote against funds to create bike lanes. Regardless, this video is pretty funny. The Casey Neistat Lesson: Don't Pay That Bike Ticket, Fight […]

The Golden Rule of Creativity | Psychology Today

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Insights & Reflections, Inspiration | No Comments

We all know the golden rule, treat others they way you would like to be treated and it’s variations, give back to others that have given to you. But, perhaps what we don’t know or at least keep in conscious thought is the key to the rule, be the one to make the first move. […]

New Google Maps Looks Spectacular

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Design, Inspiration, Technology, Video | No Comments

Yeah, google is pretty much killing it these days. The new google maps looks sweet! New Google Maps Looks Spectacular.

Incredibly Smart Use of Technology

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Design, Empowerment, Inspiration, Social, Technology | No Comments

From, Only Children Can See the Secret Anti-Abuse Message On This Ad | Health on GOOD This is an amazing campaign. The outdoor posters carry two messages, one for adults and one for kids. The amazing part of it comes from the kids message being hidden from adults. It’s a brilliant example of audience/user centered […]