The carbon cost of collecting and storing data no one can use is already a moral issue.
So before you add another field, let alone make a new service, can you be sure it will make enough of a difference to legitimise its impact on the planet?
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
A collection of sci-fi short stories about oceans, featuring contributions from Madeline Ashby, Lauren Beukes, Elizabeth Bear, and more.
Monday, May 20th, 2019
Ted Chiang has new collection out‽ Why did nobody tell me‽
Okay, well, technically this is Joyce Carol Oates telling me. In any case …woo-hoo!!!
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Dave stops feeding his site’s visitors data to Google. I wish more people (and companies) would join him.
There’s also an empowering #indieweb feeling about owning your analytics too. I pay for the server my analytics collector runs on. It’s on my own subdomain. It’s mine.
Monday, April 8th, 2019
200 discarded objects from a dump in San Francisco, meticulously catalogued, researched, and documented by Jenny Odell. The result is something more revealing than most pre-planned time capsule projects …although this project may be somewhat short-lived as it’s hosted on Tumblr.
Friday, January 18th, 2019
Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea; to the contrary, data should be cooked with care.
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Friday, July 27th, 2018
A directory of progressive web apps.
Monday, July 9th, 2018
A collection of sci-fi short stories, featuring Becky Chambers and Madeline Ashby …and it’s free!
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
A fascinating treasure trove of objects recovered from the canals of Amsterdam.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
A collection of collections.
This site is dedicated to compiling and sharing useful resources for Designers and UI Developers.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
The transcript of Nat’s superb Webstock talk.
We need to start thinking about inclusivity the same way as we think about mobile design. We realised with mobile, that we have to put that experience at the centre of what we do, otherwise it won’t be successful and we’ll fail mobile users. We realised we have to design mobile-first.
The same is true for inclusivity. Instead of it being an afterthought if it’s thought about at all, it needs to be our first thought. It needs to be central to our strategy, embedded in how we analyse and solve the problems we encounter. Designing inclusive-first is the only way we’ll manage to serve and protect all of the people who use what we build.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Friday, December 8th, 2017
Collections of design principles that you can contribute to.
The aim of the site is to help us analyse what good Design Principles are. How Design Principles are created and measured. How they develop.
Monday, November 27th, 2017
A table of design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, or whatever we’re calling them.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
A collection of publicly available design systems, pattern libraries, and interface guidelines.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Here’s a fun premise for a collection of sci-fi short stories:
Flight 008 through a temporary wrinkle in the local region of space-time. What these passengers will soon find out as they descend into SFO is that the wrinkle has transported them 20 years in the future, and the year is now 2037.
Read the stories of the passengers from Flight 008, imagined by the world’s top science fiction storytellers, as they discover a future transformed by exponential technologies.
Authors include Bruce Sterling, Madeline Ashby, Paulo Bacigalupi, and Gregory Benford.
Monday, March 6th, 2017
To be clear, every company currently does some form of this tracking of users. There would simply be no other way to measure operations. But Facebook has quite clearly been tiptoeing outside the bounds of what is ethically acceptable data business practices for a while.
A thorough round-up of Facebook’s current data collection practices and what you can do about it.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
When Aaron talks, I listen. This time he’s talking about digital (and analogue) preservation, and how that can clash with licensing rules.
It is time for the sector to pick a fight with artists, and artist’s estates and even your donors. It is time for the sector to pick a fight with anyone that is preventing you from being allowed to have a greater — and I want to stress greater, not total — license of interpretation over the works which you are charged with nurturing and caring for.
It is time to pick a fight because, at least on bad days, I might even suggest that the sector has been played. We all want to outlast the present, and this is especially true of artists. Museums and libraries and archives are a pretty good bet if that’s your goal.