The Future Of Mobile →
Bio as Bible: Managers Imitate Steve Jobs →
“I’ve worked with people who have idolized Steve Jobs in an almost perverted way I guess,” says Mr. Bleikamp, who is careful to stress that the blog wasn’t about his current or prior employer. “People see a super-picky, design-focused guy and think if they emulate that they can do something similar.” vis WSJ
If we came to grips with the concept, if we agreed on whatever it was we were...– Douglas Riccardi on Tibor Kalman.
I hate all those expressions like ‘Think outside the box, because I think the...– Scott Stowell talking about M&Co. where he was a designer from 1990 to 1993 WRONGNESS IN THE WALLS
99% Invisible →
Blog, radio show, and podcast about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.
Entypo - 100+ carefully crafted pictograms →
Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures →
“Improved handling of kerning pairs and ligatures in modern browsers using the text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;declaration.”
None. It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want. It’s hard for...– Steve Jobs when asked how much research was done to guide Apple when he introduced the iPad. The 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time
The MBA became a degree in methodology. We produced masters of financial...– Yash Gupta, former dean of The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School commenting on MBA programs in general.
BBC - Future - Infographic - How big is our own... →
A Hardy Group Holds Out on Smartphones →
This is the opportunity Apple has missed. As with the iPod line, there needs to be a “simple” (and cheaper) model of the iPhone. Apps are useful but there needs to be a line of widget like apps. Simple apps that don’t take up much memory. Combine those on a simple (thiner) iPhone line. Price it at $100 and offer a pay as you go version. Make sure it has wi-fi in it though…
Book Review: The Strategic Designer →
by David Holston from the design strategist “Despite this categorization, the subject matter transcends graphic design and can be universally applied to any of the design trades and professions including product and environmental design. The book description will sound familiar to anyone working in architecture and related design professions: As designers look for ways to stay competitive in...
Massive Harry Beck Style Maryland Regional Transit... →
I was recently searching for something and ran across this incredible Maryland transit map. What makes it so crazy is that it uses a grid like system similar to the Beck London underground map used by almost all subway systems but; This map applies it to a massive region and mixture of transit systems. If you click on this, it will load in a PDF and you can see much more detail. From the edge...
Companies Pick Up Used Packaging, and Recycling’s... →
“A growing number of large food and beverage companies in the United States are assuming the costs of recycling their packaging after consumers are finished with it, a responsibility long imposed on packaged goods companies in Europe and more recently in parts of Asia, Latin America and Canada. Several factors are converging to make what is known as “extended producer responsibility” more...
Viewbook - Poster Exchange →
Send a design to Viewbook. They print it and send it to a student who then sends them a poster and they print that and send it to you. Got it?
This is a first here on Design Info. Music for a...
It alarms because I know what we can do… and we can’t believe we are the only...– Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on “cyber warfare” threats speaking on Charlie Rose, March 2012
The two most powerful people in the world are... →
Charlie Rose interviews CJCS General Martin Dempsey. The General comes across as an intellectual. Then, at the end, Charlie reveals Dempsey taught English at West Point. Thank God the leadership of the U.S. military is a thinker, a historian, and a realist.
Surging Seas →
Interactive sea level map based on climate change data projected outcomes.
Private Brands Evolve From Generics to Must-Haves →
“Today, private brands have become so prevalent and popular that they’re “forcing the national brands to fundamentally find other ways beyond product and price to differentiate,” Advertising Age
‘Damn Good Advice’ From One Of The Real ‘Mad Men’ →
George Louis on Mad Men on NPR.
Flow: Task Management and Online Collaboration for... →
Interesting product for long distance creative projects in various time zones.
No dictator can burn an e-book.– I am not sure who said this but, it is a pretty important statement! Either Dwight Gardner in the NYTimes or he was paraphrasing Tim Parks in the NYRB.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please...– Bill Cosby via Quotes on Design No attribution but it is also on other quotation sites.
The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time →
Some excellent advice from Tony Schwartz - Harvard Business Review “If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting: 1. Maintain meeting discipline. Schedule meetings for 45 minutes, rather than an hour or longer, so participants can stay focused, take time afterward to reflect on what’s been discussed, and recover before the next obligation. Start all meetings at a...
Sharpness of type is being celebrated. But that’s not a quality in itself. Just...– Erik Spiekermann on the iPad Retina display Tweet, March 17, 2012
Bike-Friendly Cities: How the Dutch Do It →
Good video showing some American city planners visiting some cities in the Netherlands to learn about safer biking and planning.
Africa Could Produce More E-Waste Than Europe by... →
“Across Africa, a combination of population growth and increased access to mobile phones and other technology will produce a surge in e-waste over the next five years” e360.yale.edu
How The JOBS Act Could Change Startup Investing... →
“Today, startup investing is reserved for the 1%. Less than 1% of Americans are ‘angel’ investors and less than 1% of all small businesses receive outside equity investment. (This despite significant investor returns, according to the Angel Investment Performance Project). Within this narrow band, the distribution tightens further – a majority of all angel investments go to technology driven...
‘Non-Humans’ Account for 51% of All Internet... →
The Atlantic Wire