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Dave Gray on How to Draw a Car

I first heard Dave Gray talk at the VizThink conference in January this year. To open the event, Dave taught the audience of 400 plus how to draw a stick figure proving that anyone, even those who aren’t artists or designers, can participate in the creative process. What I found remarkable about VizThink, besides my [...]

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Google’s SearchWiki

Scrolling through those I follow on Twitter, @ryancarson posted a link to this video about Google’s new SearchWiki tool. Today we’re launching SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or [...]

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow

I studied the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi when completing my degree in Psychology and incorporated his ideas into the adult learning section of a Microsoft Certified Training program I wrote and managed. Mihaly developed the concept of Flow; the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she [...]

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Form follows Emotion

Creative Director Jennifer Kilian at Frog Design talks about Wayfinding, and the importance of form following emotion in the development of an intuitive user interface for the GPS Merian Scout Navigator. At the O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference in May 2008, frog Creative Director Jennifer Kilian spoke about the shifting focus of location-based services today – [...]

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“Getting Baked” Takes on a Whole New Meaning

For the past few years, people have asked me to describe my business model. I tell them plainly, “Share everything!”. In an era of greedy corporations hoarding hundreds of millions of dollars; scams and spam; building relationships with others via the sharing of knowledge and experiences, trumps all! No one, except maybe you, cares about [...]

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