Month: June 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Jun 2015 ]

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INNOVATION

Luring Millenials

Marriott has made considerable efforts to engage millenials and change the brand's strategy to attract more of this elusive group. Find out how – it's pretty cool!

GAME

Typoroids

Remake of the 1979 game Asteroids – where you blast letters with your guns… very appealing to anyone who wants to take out their frustration on something!

Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Jun 2015 ]

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Moanalua Saddle to Haiku Stairs, Hawaii. Better known as "Stairway to Heaven" (source)

BOOKS

Swift by Example

Apple will release Swift as open source in next months. Also, according to many developers, it's a great programming language. So what better reasons to start and get your hands dirty?

FUN (?)

It's The Future

This post is just for joke and means no harm to any of the tools and libraries mentioned in it (here the counterpart).

Readings for Lunch — [ 23 Jun 2015 ]

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The Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program (source)

CSS

Solving Problems With Selectors

“CSS is so badly designed. It should be more modular and specificity is a PITA and it just doesn’t make sense”.
Translated: “I like javascript”
So true… 🙂

STARTUP

Don't Fall for the Uber-fication of Sales

Conventional wisdom: If you've got a smart phone, you can outsource a sales force. On the contrary: Spend the extra money to build a team of your own.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Jun 2015 ]

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FUN

Are you a Yuccie? Find out

So you've probably heard or read that the Hipster is dead, and now is the rise of the Yuccies (Young Urban Creatives). Find out if you are one through this funny listicle of 99 things Yuccies love!

PSYCH

The Stanford Experiment: the movie

One of the hallmark psychological studies, the Stanford prison experiment, is being turned into a film – this much controversial study, with a few exaggerations, could make a great one… look out for it!

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Jun 2015 ]

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(thanks Jonathan Davidoff for this link: 31 images that show true face of the world)
HELP

Make Time your friend, not your enemy

We always blame not having enough time for not doing the things we want or should do. Read this to maybe find ways to make time actually work for you, and not against you!

ART

Interactive Art (that you can actually touch)

Check out these amazing art installations in museums around the world, that ask viewers not only to look but actually to participate and live the experience. Now trips to the museums are much more fun!

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jun 2015 ]

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(amazing photos of double rainbow @ sunset in Sydney)
TECH

Time > Click

One of online businesses' main goals is to measure engagement / attention of users, and now, a new variable is entering the mix: time people spend on posts (surely, the more time, the more curious we are…) – read on to learn more why time is indeed precious!

FUTURE

Postcards from the Future

Ever wondered how London would look like in the future, after all the potential impacts of climate change? Two artists have developed a series of images…scary!

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Jun 2015 ]

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MANAGEMENT

Image-Based Words?

Using image-based words when conveying your vision or communicating goals to people results in higher performance, researchers have found. Interesting idea on the effect of vivid language!

FUN

Two Kinds of People

There are 7,321,341,482 people in the world, but really, just two kinds of people. Check out this very funny blog by a Portuguese designer…which type are you?

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Jun 2015 ]

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The Greenwich foot tunnel, that runs below the Thames (source)

WORK

How to work with designers

Continuing the serie "how to work with", now it's time for the designers. A Cheat Sheet for Engineers and PMs, on how to deal with these strange creatures, that can see that a button is shifted by 1px at 1 metre of distance, or can convert at hart an HEX code in RGB values.

FASHION

Could You Wear 28.5cm Heels?

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is the new exhibition on show at the V&A in London. 200 pairs of shoes ranging from an ancient sandal decorated in pure gold leaf to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers

Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Jun 2015 ]

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Crossrail workers celebrate completion of the eastbound cavern 40 metres beneath Stepney Green in London (source)

Sorry, missing link 🙂

THINK

Increasing the barrier or: how we shot ourselves in the foot

How easy it is today to enter in the "web development" world? A few years ago you just needed a text editor, a browser, curiosity and passion. Today the barrier is incredibly high. Why?

DESIGN

Deceptive Simplicity

Less interface doesn’t mean cutting away UI, but enhancing flow, which in turn reduces the UI’s effective visibility.

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Jun 2015 ]

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WEB PERF

Improving Web Fonts Performance

This talk by Vitaly Friedman covers a few strategies and a few practical techniques to deliver content faster, load web fonts faster and deal with them across different browsers and devices.

APPLE

Apple: it’s not you, it’s me

A lot of comments on yesterday's WWDC Keynote. I have picked one quite opinionated, by Paul Robert Lloyd, to summarise what – more or less – I have read online and the reactions to the announcements that Apple did.

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Jun 2015 ]

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(Living Staircase source)
AUDIO

Office sounds x Productivity

With more open-plan offices than ever, and more noises than the brain can handle, researchers were looking at which sounds increase productivity at work…

BRAINS

Puzzles for the brain

If you particularly feel like challenging your brain on this Friday, or generally enjoy solving puzzles and playing games, check out these 9 and see if you can get them right!

Readings for Lunch — [ 04 Jun 2015 ]

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WORK

Employees' 10 commandments

A Barclays employee has sent an outrageous email to all the new summer interns with his version of the 10 commandments – surely he won't be part of the company much longer after this…

MISC

Mapping Smells

There are billions of smells in each city, but is there a way to map them? Some researchers have gone on a quest to create these 'smell maps' of cities…check them out!

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Jun 2015 ]

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(Full Image here: really interesting list of companies working in this industry)
VIDEO

11 Year time-lapse

One World Trade Center. New York. October 2004 to May 2015. 11 years of construction. Hundreds of thousands of high-def images from Earth Cam. One time-lapse. Incredible!

GADGETS

Not your typical wearable

(via Lotti Haxell)

The Tikker is a new piece of wearable tech that calculates your life expectancy & then counts down to your death. Could be a pretty good motivator to get you out of bed in the morning – no more snoozing!!!