Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
Beautiful gif art. <3
Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.
Creative Portraits Of People Posing With Old Vinyl Sleeves
‘Sleeveface’ is an internet phenomenon whereby people obscure their faces with old vinyl sleeves, creating an optical illusion.
Some people have gone online to share their humorous self-portraits, portraying themselves as famous singers like Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Bryan Adams and many more.
To me, the most exciting part of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal has nothing to do with the deal itself. Instead, I’m excited about the ramifications of such a deal. And I’m not talking about Facebook or WhatsApp here either. History will ultimately prove that deal genius or folly. But more importantly, I know that a deal like this has other people talking, thinking, and building.
The last group is key, but let me start with the first group. Once the fervor around the deal itself died down, we got a couple of compelling posts from the likes of Benedict Evans and riffing on it, John Lilly. Incidentally, both are now VCs. But neither started out that way, and both have long histories of solid thinking and writing.
Both understand that the Facebook/WhatsApp deal is simply the strongest signal yet that we’ve fully entered a new age in the world of computing where mobile is now the kingdom. And the $19 billion price tag simply shows that there isn’t yet a king.
This door wins. All other doors are lame and should die.
Hand Made is a tool to produce a collective library for future reference of everyday hand gestures, questioning how they have, are and will be shaped by technology. IDP 2013 - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) Thesis project. Project URL http://handmadegestures.com/ Project Blog http://thefinalmadness.tumblr.com/ Project Videos http://vimeo.com/channels/597608 Hand Made Hand Made emerged from the research as a tool to allow reaching a broader audience with the study. It is a platform to produce a collective library for future reference of everyday hand gestures, with the goals of provoking, inspiring, discovering and speculating how current digital activities (e.g. sending and email or opening a file) will influence the way people communicate with their hands. If physical objects like the phone, a pen or a watch have influenced the way people use hand gestures to communicate, how will current digital activities do the same? Inspired by the research this tool took the form of a website in order to generate collaboration, sharing a discussion. Everyone can access and record their gestures, as well as see and compare with others. It is digital content provoking physical movement beyond a tap or a mouse click. Besides contributing with hand gestures for “read a book”, “send an email”, “print a file”, “open a file”, “save a file”, people have already suggested more digital activities: “logging in”, “googling” or “liking”. In the future Hand Made will track age, gender and location, to be more aware, investigate and visualise the cultural factors which are believed to influence hand gestures.
Nielsen Norman Group has published a fascinating survey about UX careers. They had 963 professionals respond to their very thorough survey. I seem to remember taking the survey myself. I’ve found it particularly interesting in that it backs up the survey I conducted a couple years ago with a…
Adapting to the needs of the business
A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education By Putting An R&D Lab In School
Can this one-room school with a Silicon Valley approach scale up a more personalized model for educating kids?
Full Story: FastCoExist
LinkedIn Opens a Volunteer Space
LinkedIn’s new volunteer marketplace at volunteer.linkedin.com has launched with searchable postings for unpaid volunteer positions around the world. More than 330 of the initial postings were for positions at U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) organizations, with 22 of the postings for positions in the United Kingdom.
Full Story: HERE
The Pattern Library: A project that “complies patterns shared by the most talented designers out there for you to use freely in your designs”
Jeremy Zimmer, the co-founder and CEO of United Talent Agency, in an interview with Adam Bryant.
I think this is a great way to frame the difference between information and knowledge.
I’m not a fan of the term viral, but I’m a huge fan in marketing to your B2B customers like they’re normal people. And while these are impressive numbers, I’d be interested to see how it impacts sales.
The communication strategy itself is part of a larger shift in how Volvo Trucks market their products to a wider audience. Simply put, it is B2C marketing of B2B products.
"Our marketing strategy is based on the insight that also in B2B, individuals make the decisions. Today’s trucks are high tech machines, designed to ease the driver’s work, safeguard driver, load and surroundings and be as profitable as possible. But for the drivers and hauliers, it is not only factors like these that affect their choices, but also the image of the truck they are driving," says Per Nilsson.
Success in numbers
‘The Epic Split’has not only become the most viewed automotive commercial on Youtube ever. The response in the first four weeks can be summarized in numbers.*
‘The Epic Split’ and the story about it has:
- been shared over 6 million times on social networks.
- over 10 million impressions on Google.com.
- received extensive media coverage from all over the world: the commercial has been the subject of approximately 20,000 editorial pieces online so far.
- an estimated earned media value of €70 million.
Communicate to people, not companies.
Breaking down communication barriers
ERNEST WATCH / I love ugly
The name Ernest evokes a feeling of pioneering achievement. New Zealand Physicist Ernest Rutherford and American literary scholar Ernest Hemingway, both pioneering Nobel Prize winners in their respective fields, used their time to make their mark and with the Ernest Watch so too can you.
Time waits for no man, in fact, on average we only live for 29,000 days, so it’s up to you to make the most of every second. Make the seconds count and the years take care of themselves. They say well-arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.
The Ernest Watch Series features added detail and accuracy for the punctually driven individual. The minimal design provides an everyday wear and features a genuine leather strap with laser engraved logo, hardened glass face and a quality finish.
Forget pesky 3D printers that require software and the knowledge of 3D modeling and behold the 3Doodler, the world’s first pen that draws in three dimensions in real time.