Tag: LONDON

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Jul 2017 ]

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Chiesa S. Giovanni Evangelista in Scicli, Sicily

DESIGN

Foundations of Chat Bot Design

This talk by Davide 'Follett' Casali, presented at IxDA London, tries to present a simple high level model for designing chat bots. See also Boon Chew's ones, on the same topic.

LONDON

The insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London

Pseudo-public space – squares and parks that seem public but are actually owned by corporations – has quietly spread across cities worldwide.

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Oct 2016 ]

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Nurses help dress infants in Halloween costumes at neonatal intensive care unit at Saint Luke's Hospital (source)

TEAM BUILDING

Employee evangelism: make your team badass

Blog post version of Melinda Seckington script/speaker's note "The Lead Developer called How To Succeed at Hiring Without Really Trying" talk.

LONDON

Stik in Shoreditch: the artist’s hidden tribute to a sold-off London

The street artist Stik got permission for a major new mural in his neighborhood, so he asked the denizens of Old Shoreditch what he should paint in response… before the wall is hidden again by a billboard

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Oct 2016 ]

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Waldsassen Abbey Library in Bavaria, Germany – (source)

SCIENCE

The science of naming

There are stories about how perfect names have come to business owners in dreams, in visions, on sailing trips or, in the case of Steve Jobs, at farmers markets. While these lucky few were blessed with moments of creativity, for most of us mere mortals naming isn’t an art – it’s a science.

LONDON

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: Urban Heart Surgery

The BBC produced a three-part documentary series which took the public behind the scenes of Europe’s largest infrastructure project as it constructs a new rail line through the heart of London.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jun 2016 ]

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COSE CHE MI MAGNO ("Things that I eat") a hand-drawn food blog by Alekone (source)

WEB

Progressive Web Apps in Nigeria and Kenya

Via Peter Gasston
Developers in Kenya and Nigeria explain why they’re enthusiastic about Progressive Web Apps.

LONDON

Uncovering The Secrets Of The Curtain Theatre

A few years back, the remains of an old theatre in Shoreditch were uncovered. The theatre predates The Globe, and staged several of Shakespeare's plays.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 May 2015 ]

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'The most dangerous animal in business'
GOOGLE

Secretive Project

Google has a team of 100 ppl working on a secretive project on advertising fraud, a problem they want to combat. Read more about this quiet project here…

LONDON

Floating House

Interesting marketing stunt by… you guessed right… airbnb on the Thames River. Check it out – you can even stay in it (if you win the competition)!

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 May 2015 ]

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This is what a nuclear reactor being made in a forge looks like. (source)

UX & WEB DESIGN

There Is No Fold

Just in case it's not clear enough yet, here an extensive explanation of why talking of "above the fold" no longer makes sense. Even worse, probably it's counterproductive.

LONDON

Non-Native Animals On The Loose In London

Ever been to Greenwich park and noticed the green parakeets flying from tree to tree at the dusk? Well, they are not the only "wild" animals on the loose…