Learning from Filmmakers: Designing with Movement -
I wrote up some thoughts on how its time for our digital experiences to embrace transitions and movement for better storytelling and learnability.
Of all blunders, there is hardly one which might not be avoided through diligent study of simple textbooks on grammar and rhetoric, intelligent perusal of the best authors, and care and forethought in composition. Almost no excuse exists for their persistent occurrence, since the sources of correction are so numerous and so available. —
H. P. Lovecraft’s advice to aspiring writers (via explore-blog)
(I guess I need to read more to fix my writing problems)
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Eightpack Dude’s land kayaking epitomizes childhood, and older brothers.
Just need some snow on that hill and they’d really have some fun :)
Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration - it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done. — NYTimes op-Ed piece by Tim Kreider | http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/?_r=0
Love this poster of the Nautilus being chased by the giant squid - made from the text of the first 8 chapters of the book.
Chris Monro DeLorenzo
All Eleven Doctors Run Forever in an Amazing ‘Doctor Who’ GIF
Breathtaking NASA photo of aurora and unusual clouds over Iceland. Complement with The Cloud Collector’s Handbook and the fascinating science of how the aurora borealis actually works.
Ride the stairs people. Ride the stairs.
We should, whenever possible, be designing for content parity across the web, ensuring users can access their words and perform their tasks—regardless of the device they have on hand, or the context they’re currently in.
There are, of course, always exceptions: while there might be broad agreement across all the views of your site, you might decide that certain segments of your audience actually need different content, or that users of a certain device class would benefit from different features. But the deciding factor in figuring that out isn’t the devices themselves, but ample research and a well-informed content strategy. — Responsive design, screens, and shearing layers — Unstoppable Robot Ninja
When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice. When you’re in town stand outside the theatre and see how the people differ in the way they get out of taxis or motor cars. There are a thousand ways to practice. And always think of other people. — Hemingway’s advice to aspiring writers (via explore-blog)
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