1. Provide Value
It's not enough to just get into people's inboxes. You have to provide high-value content. You can't spark conversations or make people care about what you're doing by constantly telling them about the latest deals. We give readers something of value with newsletters, and while we do mention …
…interactive context. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design's Communication and Design program, Liam has applied unique visual design thinking to a vast range of solutions aimed at improving the human experience.
Leading interactive design projects with ABC News, Red Bull, and Bloomberg, Liam's experience with Nventive (a Montreal-based mobile agency partnered with Microsoft) honed his sense of efficient user experience design in the modern mobile …
§ Design porn: How to Make a Vesper :
In both cases, the problem really came down to a lack of physicality. After some experimentation, we settled on the idea that the note — the thing — is text on a white card. It doesn't intrude on the design of the list view, but it does lend a physical presence to the archive gesture, and allows us to draw clean lines between things that ought to have clean lines between them.
§ Continuous Design and the NoPSD Movement :
As of today, we're changing the name of our company from Argument from Design to Ardes .
Why are we doing this?
There are many reasons for the change. Let's go through them:
The URL for the company's website has been ardes.com for virtually its entire history;
Ardes has always been our shorthand name for the company;
You'd be surprised how few people know how to spell "argument";
The connection between the philosophical concept of the "argument …
Improve Your Design by Surveying Your Work
If you walk around a theme park or a mall, chances are someone holding a clipboard is going to stop you and ask you a couple questions. These questions will undoubtedly range from asking how your trip to the park is to asking how many sodas you purchased throughout the day for your family.
These questions, among others, let the surveyor tell a story about the park's guests. This lets them decide where to focus improvements with their guests' …
Persuasive Design techniques based on the Fogg behavioral model that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of the users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion.
Social Sharing and Cooperative Gaming techniques that can provide powerful incentives for changing behavior.
Data Visualization best practices to communicate complex ideas with clarity, precision and efficiency. Information analytics (the u se of interactive information representations to …
…§ Hilaruous tongue in cheek, Announcing the Flat Design Conference :
Come see famous designers speak on topics such as:
Rounded Corners: Are They Flat Enough?
10For Not Using Shadows
You may want to skip this conference and just go ahead and use Flat . Free
§ Brian McKenna :
"mocking" means something else to functional …
In Algorithm Design for Performance Aware we learn some shocking facts (gambling in Casablanca?): Consolidation
Average server utilization in many data centers is low, estimated between 5% and 15%. This is wasteful because an idle server often consumes more than 50% of peak power.
Surely that's just for old style datacenters? Nope. Indata centers, workloads that are consolidated use only 50% of the processor cores. Every other processor core is left unused simply to ensure that performance does not degrade.
Every insurgency must recruit from an existing population which is already affiliated elsewhere. For webthe easiest group to recruit is the younger demographic. They naturally want something different than their elders and they have fewer allegiances to defend. What's your counter insurgency strategy?
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As it turns out, I'm no longer using a stand to lift up my portable Generational made me rethink my original article into what you have in front of you right now.today. And a recent episode of 's
But let me back up for a moment.
My Current Desk Setup
What you will read in the paragraphs to follow is a personal …