Showing posts from April, 2011


Clipped from: ( share this clip ) "From the same guys that brought you Printing Facebook,'s a super simple service that lets you turn all the glorious pics you take using the iPhone's popular, free Instagram app into real,physical art," - Thrillist

Zynga’s Mark Pincus: The ethical founder?

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) "Yes, Pincus did in fact say that “he did everything horrible in the book” to get revenue. By horrible, he did not mean backstabbing people, arbitrarily chucking cofounders, and such. In fact, what he did was hustle, and hustle through one of the biggest economic downturns in the history of business. He did indeed use offer networks at the same time that they were popular with large reputable companies. He copied competitor’s games. He stole talent out of established gaming companies like EA. He replaced or demoted several executives as the company grew quickly. The type of hustling Pincus did is now considered de rigueur for startups, with Dave McClure now stating that the perfect startup has a hustler, a hacker, and a designer."

Apple CEO Steve Jobs on How the iPhone Does and Doesn’t Use Location Information

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) “We haven’t been tracking anyone,” Jobs said in a telephone interview with Mobilized on Wednesday. “The files they found on these phones, as we explained, it turned out were basically files we have built through anonymous, crowdsourced information that we collect from the tens of millions of iPhones out there.” - Read More by selecting the image above.

Great video pitching Hyper Island school #education

Hyper Island On a Wall from Hyper Island on Vimeo . Schools take note.

The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) "Ok, I have a confession to make.I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years– caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging me.I can’t take it anymore. It’s stupid, and it’s not good for my well being. It has made me a punching bag– a flighty, nervous wuss. But worse than that, it has made me someone who doesn’t take a stand for anything. It has made me someone who stood in the middle, far too often, and not where I cared to stand, for fear of alienating others. No more. Not today.Today, ladies and gentlemen, is different.We’re going to talk about the cure. We’re going to talk about what’s necessary. We’re going to talk about the truth.Do you wonder if someone is talking shit about you? Whether your friends will approve? Have you become conflict-avoidant? Spineless?Well, it’s time you started not giving a fuck." - Read More Select the image above.

Better together the practice of successful creative collaboration #ux

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) "Savant. Rockstar. Gifted genius. Many of the ways we talk about creative work only capture the brilliance of a single individual. But creativity also thrives on diversity, tension, sharing, and collaboration. Two (or more) creative people can leverage these benefits if they play well together. Cooper’s pair-design practice matured over more than a decade, and continues to evolve as we grow, form new pairs, and learn from each other every day. While no magic formula exists, all of our most successful partnerships to date share remarkably similar characteristics..." - by Stefan Klocek, Cooper

Silicon Valley CEOs see hiring surge #jobs

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) Good news for us in the Bay Area, from Bloomberg, "In a survey of 175 chief executives, 66 percent said their companies added jobs in 2010 - twice the number of those polled the previous two years. That was also the highest percentage since the annual Business Climate survey began eight years ago.In addition to declaring 2010 a turnaround year for the region, the report from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group found optimism going forward: Most CEOs expect their companies to boost hiring in 2011 as well."

Hand Drawn Icon Set #ixd

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) I'm such a sucker for icon sets, love this one.

iPod Touch: Devices in the Classroom #ux

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) Select the image above for the full story. "The kids that seem to benefit the most in the classes we observed were 1) the children who had been least exposed to English (English as an Additional Language students), and 2) the students who were least engaged with traditional methods and materials. As this is an international school, the language issue counts for a lot: students speak more than 60 different languages at home, and fewer than 25 percent of the students are native English language speakers (there were only one or two in all the classes we observed). EAL students help each other, and use translation tools on the devices." - sheryl cababa

BP: A Textbook Example Of How Not To Handle PR

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) Select the image above for the full story. "I was literally yelling at the TV set. I thought that the first reactions should have been more humble and more conciliatory." - Glenn DaGian, a retiree who worked with BP and Amoco for 30 years

Apple Still Trouncing Android

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) A fascinating read from the Wall Street Journal and largely what we have been suspecting for some time, we get a ton of slack when we speak critical of Android. We love Android heck I own a Droid X that has been very solid, however I also own a first generation iPad that I still find to be extremely compelling. Remember when the iPad came out and all the so called "experts" where calling it an oversized iPhone or iTouch? To them I and apparently the mainstream once again say, "FACE".

Maker Faire flaming robots coming for you.

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) We can't wait to hit Maker Faire this year, were partial to our Bay Area show (May 21-22) but I hear the other locations rock as well. Nerd Stalker will be covering the event and we look forward to saying hello to each of you.

Twitter to buy TweetDeck

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) According to the Wall Street Journal Twitter is offering around $50 million for TweetDeck, one has to wonder what will happen to the other players like Seesmic.

Mind Bending #UX Lightning Series

Hover over black box above to see video controls. Speakers: Robby Ingebretsen, Rick Barraza, Arturo Toledo, Sean Gerety Bend your mind and relax your senses in this "Mind Bending" UX lightning session, packed with four topics on how to think outside of the proverbial design box. UX Lightning sessions are a full hour session with 4 exceptional speakers each presenting 10 minute topics. Hear from Sean Gerety speaking on "What Software can Learn from the World of Magic", Arturo Toledo with "Extending the Human DNA with Design", Rick Barraza with "What Brains, Football and Hobbits teach us about Designer & Developer", and Robby Ingebretsen with "Farming for Ideas: How to Be The Most Creative You". Attendees will learn from these experts how to rethink design and UX.

Fonts, Form and Function: A Primer on Digital Typography

Hover over black box above to see video controls. Speaker: Robby Ingebretsen Typography in digital experiences is unavoidable, and for years it was a fight we mostly lost. Today, however, technology is on our side! High resolution screens, an expanding library of open fonts and new flexibility in nearly every UI technology have made digital typography more fun and more interesting than ever. We'll cover all aspects of working with digital type: everything from choosing complimentary typefaces to licensing, rendering and a system for layout and sizing. We all love type.

Inspiring UX - UX Lightning Series

Hover over the black box above to see the video controls. Speakers: Chris Bernard , Thomas Lewis , August de los Reyes , Corey Schuman The August de los Reyes one will blow your mind, just amazing.

Silverlight 5, Win Phone dev platform, Kinect for Win SDK #MIX11

Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 5 Beta: Microsoft also announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 5 beta , which provides advances in rich media and application development. New capabilities include Hardware Video Decode, for enhanced video quality and performance, and “Trickplay,” which provides variable-rate video playback with audio pitch correction. New Opportunities and Capabilities with Windows Phone: Today Microsoft provided the first deep look at the development platform for the next version of Windows Phone, arriving on new and existing handsets later this year. New features of the platform, including multitasking and deeper integration, will enable developers to create even more creative and engaging Windows Phone apps and games. Onstage, Belfiore showcased the new features with demos from Kik Messenger and Qantas (all demo videos available here ). The free Windows Phone Developer Tools for the new Windows Phone OS will be available to the 38,000 registered deve

Microsoft Translator Widget Upgrade Coming Next Month #MIX11

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) We hear that a new version of the Microsoft Translator Widget will be released next month. An awesome new feature will be to allow up to 1,000 editors to help "fix" translations, can't wait to get it.

Hey #mix11 attendees look what you got delivered to your room

Nice touch Mix 11 conference organizers.

Internet Explorer 10 previews at #Mix11

Web developers rejoice were calling it official Microsoft is taking web standards seriously with the release of the IE 10. Just four weeks after the release of IE 9 Microsoft unveils the platform preview of IE 10 a very impressive dev pace we must admit. IE 10 can be previewed at . Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview: Just four weeks after the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft unveiled the first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10. Dean Hachamovitch outlined how the next version of Microsoft’s industry leading web browser builds on the performance breakthroughs and the deep native HTML5 support delivered in Internet Explorer 9. With this investment, Microsoft is leading the adoption of HTML5 with a long-term commitment to the standards process. Taking Advantage of Modern Hardware with HTML5: Microsoft is leading the adoption of HTML5 with its long-term commitment to the standards process and platform investments spanning Internet Explorer, Wind

Watch the MIX11 Keynotes Live 4/12-13

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) Can’t attend MIX in-person? Watch the keynotes live from Las Vegas, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT (4pm GMT), via . Tune-in for the latest announcements from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight. Keynote streaming is free; no registration is required to participate.

Placeholder Image Generator

Clipped from: ( share this clip ) Placeholder Images for every case. Webdesign or Print. It's simple and absolutely free!