Hyperrealism: HD Paintings Leave You Questioning What’s Real

Posted by on Oct 26, 2010 in Illustration, The Little Things | No Comments

Amazing collection! 6 artists are previewed in the article.

 

Andy Denzler‘s paintings resemble digital images that have only partially loaded or have encoding problems.

Hyperrealism: HD Paintings Leave You Questioning What’s Real – Culture – GOOD.

Ambient User Experience – UX Booth | UX Booth

Posted by on Oct 26, 2010 in 21st Century, Design, Experience Design, Technology | No Comments

What makes an experience memorable is the whole of the experience not the individual pieces.

“Ambient user experience is design applied to the context in which users get things done in the course of using a website. Providing a good experience on our websites, in turn, means incorporating elements of ambiance. If done correctly others will catch on, and your experience will define ones that follow.”

Ambient User Experience – UX Booth | UX Booth.

How Forethought (Not Intuition) Separates the Good from the Great – Jeff Stibel – Harvard Business Review

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010 in Education, Insights & Reflections | No Comments

“Here’s how forethought is different from intuition. To have forethought, you need an abundance of details and you must labor over them. There is no right answer when thinking about the future, merely an endless number of scenarios. It is what the Stanford economist Thomas Sowell calls “long-range thinking.” Forward thinking is the brain’s way to chip away at the edges of uncertainty, to make bets based on past experience. The best of the best do this incessantly.”

How Forethought (Not Intuition) Separates the Good from the Great – Jeff Stibel – Harvard Business Review.

Odopod – Flash and Web Standards, Some Perspective

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in 21st Century, Design, Experience Design, Technology | No Comments

This is by far the best article I have seen comparing Flash and HTML 5 and provides an even assessment of each technology.

Odopod – Flash and Web Standards, Some Perspective.

The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in 21st Century, Insights & Reflections, Social | No Comments

Great collection of 20 companies and their “above and beyond” benefits for their employees.

1. Google
2. Microsoft
3. Whole Foods
4. Intel
5. Timberland
6. IBM
7. Quicksilver
8. Deloitte
9. Nike
10. Patagonia
11. Method
12. Trader Joe’s
13. Southwest Airlines
14. Target
15. Bank of America
16. Netflix
17. 37 Signals
18. Zappos
19. Best Buy
20. Habitat for Humanity

The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better – Business – GOOD.

IBM’s New Pipeline: Training High School Students | Technology on GOOD

It’s about time that overhauling education in the US got some serious backing!!!!

“Students who attend the school will graduate with both a high school diploma, an associate’s degree, and the computer giant’s most sincere wishes that they continue into they join the corporation as an employee. It won’t quite be an engraved invitation, but certainly a preferred spot in the hiring queue.”

IBM’s New Pipeline: Training High School Students | Technology on GOOD.