Then there’s the inflatable doorknob.
kamranahmedse/design-patterns-for-humans: Design Patterns for Humans™ - An ultra-simplified explanation
I’m crap at object-oriented programming (probably because I don’t get get enough practice), but I’ve had a quick read through this and it looks like a nice clear primer. I shall return and peruse in more depth next time I’m trying to remember how to do all this class-based stuff.
A catalogue of objects and observations from cities around the world.
I really, really like this approach. I’ve used something similar in my responsive design workshops, where I get people to break things down into nouns and verbs (objects and actions). I think there’s a lot of crossover with good URL design here too—this is kind of like REST for UX designers.
We’re about to start trying out OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) at Clearleft. It’s a terrible, jargony label, and a lot of the discussion around them is steeped in valleywank, but I think they could be a useful way of helping shared understanding within a company.
I’ll be having a read through the accompanying guide.
Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.
Echoing Margaret Atwood’s observation:
If we abandon hope, we’re cooked. If we rely on nothing but hope, we’re cooked. So I would say judicious hope is necessary.
A nice profile of BERG’s Little Printer. That Matt Webb is a smart cookie. He is also a very thoughtful cookie.
Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.
Amber documents her attempt to turn physical objects imbued with meaning into digital artefacts.
A voyeuristically fascinating photoset that puts faces to the “here’s whats in my bag” meme.
I want one! An ambient signifier (in lamp form) to let you know when the ISS is flying overhead. Geekgasm!
Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.
Giving nostalgia a good slap-down with a big ol' bucket of kitsch.
The V&A has an API. Who knew? Looks very nice indeed.
I would kill to get hold of this Steampunk Mac mini, flat panel monitor and brass keyboard.
"The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder." Smart.
The creator of PHP offers an antidote to the profusion of frameworks out there.
Bruce Sterling SIGGRAPH 2004 speech