“All of them are quite alone, some involuntarily, some by their own hand, some without realizing it, but none of them come to the study room table with the emotional advantages held by that mythical creature known as ‘a normal person.’ … The good news is, being messed up doesn’t mean the story’s over. It means the story’s just starting, and in the end, we all find out we’re not alone, or maybe that we’re all alone and united in our loneliness.” — Dan Harmon
I thought this was really great. I just think it’s something that’s interesting in the way they sum up human frailty… Not really on subject but interesting to go through.
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All boundaries are conventions waiting to be transcended”
— Cloud atlas
Joe Stewart of Huge Inc, kicked off the very first CreativeMornings/LosAngeles of 2013. Joe is the Partner & Global Creative Director at Huge, and spoke on the difficulty of maintaining happiness, or satisfaction, as a designer. Here’s his advice:
Keep it simple.
Be a designer.
Give a shit.
Watch the talk.
Today, Google shared their first, practical vision for Glass’s HUD. If there’s one mantra, it’s transparency. Aside from videos and photos, every bit of the interface focuses on clarity, from the use of what must be the sveltest font possible, to contrasting that font against the lightest matte possible.
To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan (by Shane Koyczan)
A change of environment stimulates creativity.
Even in the most awesome of offices we can fall into a routine, and a routine is the enemy of creativity.
Being surrounded by awesome team and officemates means being interrupted for water cooler chats and work questions. Being interrupted kills productivity. The coffee shop environment combines the benefit of anonymity with the dull buzz of exciting activity.
Community and meeting new people.
Meeting new people always provides me with new ideas, a different perspective at existing problems, or an interesting connection to a new person doing something awesome that inspires me.
Rotate coffee shops.
Avoid the stifling feeling of routine you were trying to avoid in the first place.
Coffee shop workers are awesome, and they’ll be awesome to you if you are a good customer. That hidden power plug will be revealed, an extra free refill will be given, an introduction will be made.
Don’t sit near the door or the register, if you can avoid it.
Come with a full charge.
[Image: Flickr user Kyle Hale]
Where will you work today?
Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?
Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:
Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:
And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:
1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.
2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS
3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me