Zajal is a programming language designed to reduce the friction between creative vision and functioning software. Live coding allows artists to improvise code and experiment freely, turning programming into an act of sculpture rather than architecture. Zajal’s simple consistent syntax works hard to get out of the way of creativity, while its Ruby foundations expose coders to an immense world...
Sliced: 13 Tenets of User Experience →
rhjr: A list of 13 beliefs on the value of user experience strategy, design, and designers: User experience is the net sum of every interaction a person has with a company, be it marketing collateral, a customer service call, or the product or service itself. It is affected by the company’s vision and the beliefs it holds and practices, as well as the service or product’s purpose and the value...
Knight News Challenge Round 2: Market Maven:... →
newschallenge: 1. What do you propose to do? [20 words] Create an application that lets consumers research every aspect of the products they buy: from manufacturing practices to the political donations of corporate leadership. 2. How will your project make data more useful? [50 words] By drawing lines…
15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us →
nevver: Keep good company Notice the ordinary Preserve the ephemeral Design not for the elite but for the masses Explain it to a child Get lost in the content Get to the heart of the matter Never tolerate “O.K. anything.” Remember your responsibility as a storyteller Zoom out Switch Prototype it Pun Make design your life… and life, your design. Leave something behind.
You Are Not a Curator, You Are Actually Just a... →
As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I’m fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation… by Choire Sicha
Rule: Every object takes up your time. Ask yourself what it gives you in return.– Brian Eno