Month: April 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Apr 2015 ]

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WEB

Accepting Our Lack of Control

No, is not about OCD or control freak. It's about stop wanting to control the web, and embrace the medium as is: a liquid, ever changing platform that connects humans and machines.

CONFERENCES

Kerning 2015

Kerning is one of the best conferences about digital and web typography and the lineup of speakers is simply stellar (this is the last day you can buy the tickets with an early-bird price 😉

Readings for Lunch — [ 29 Apr 2015 ]

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Via Alex Platanov (source)

WORK

On Trust and Teams

The role of trust in the dynamics of a team is often overshadowed by more "tangible" factors (seniority, role, responsibility, temper). What maybe we don't know is that trust starts from us.

RESOURCES

Frontend.is

A side project by a friend of mine. A curated list of "pirates" front-end developers, people from who you can learn really a lot about front-end programming, design and development.

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Apr 2015 ]

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TYPOGRAPHY

Cameron Moll on Proxima Nova

"A brief visual history of Mark Simonson’s iconic typeface, a few of his thoughts, and my encounters with it along the way." Cameron Moll, on one of the most used typeface in the last years.

TOOLS

thefuck

You know when you type something wrong in the console, and you have to re-type it, losing your precious time? Well, this smart app corrects your previous command, "magically".

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Apr 2015 ]

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INFOGRAPHIC

The Science of Happiness

What happiness is, and what happiness is not, how people find meaning, and some little things that we all could learn to do to make ourselves happy – because it is up to us.

INFOGRAPHIC (it is the day)

Would you make a good superhero?

We all say (or wish) we were superheroes – well, here's your chance to look at all the different qualities and elements of a superhero and decide for yourself!

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Apr 2015 ]

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TECH

Algorithms x Humans

If algorithms know all, how much should humans help? Good article on what it means to have algorithms in place making decisions…and the human involvement in it

FUN

KuKuKube

Fun game developed that claims to ''test your eyesight'' – not so sure about that being a scientific claim but otherwise, it's just a really fun and challenging colour game – try it out!

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Apr 2015 ]

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Moonlight over the Mediterranean, as seen from the space. (source)

UNICORNS

The full-stack employee

Via Massimo Sgrelli
These days, the set of skills necessary to succeed are broader and more nebulous than they’ve been before. You’ve gotta be a real polymath to get ahead; you’ve got to be a full-stack employee.

FROM THE FRONT

We Make The Internet

"Jon starts an introspective journey trying to show us the intrinsic multidisciplinary nature of the design role. A nature we should be embracing not rejecting or consider weird."

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Apr 2015 ]

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Engineering vs. Design (source)

DESIGN

Responsive Design Problems and Fixes

Excellent article about some common problems (and possible solutions) you should expect to face when designing a responsive website. Not only for (UX) designers, but for developers too.

TOOLS

xip.io: wildcard DNS for everyone

xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address. Say your LAN IP address is 10.0.0.1. Using xip.io, 10.0.0.1.xip.io resolves to 10.0.0.1. Easy peasy!

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Apr 2015 ]

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TECH / DESIGN

3D Map of Colours

Following the black and blue or white and gold conundrum, this tool was developed to analyse colours and show you what they are without naming them…Geeky & interesting!

PERSONALITY

Introverts at Work

A recent study has investigated the relationship between personality and its expressions at work and found that introverts are mode adaptable. Read more & see if you agree…

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Apr 2015 ]

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Have nice holidays, relax and… don't do like that

BOOKS

"The User Experience Book of One" – by Leah Buley

If you ever have to read a book on UX design and product design processes and methodologies, this is the one.

PS: have a look also at her slideshare, it's definitely worth it.

BUZZ & HYPE

How Product Hunt Helped Me Grow A List Of 12,989,483,288+ Valuable Subscribers…

… And Generate 220k+ In Sales In Less Than 20 Minutes Without Having To Write A Single Line Of Code And Also Taught Me These 5+ Startup Lessons From My Mistakes About Being A Product Manager in 2016 on Meerkat

Obviously, a joke. But that tells a lot about the click-bait battle out there.