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Agile and Change
Denning's article here (suggested to me by my colleague Sheldon Monteiro) is a good example of the challenges common to operating scales that are at the 10,000+ – but also can be applied to smaller orgs. My favorite piece is: Change is difficult in part because of the many cross-dependencies between ...
3 hours ago
John Maeda
Agile and Change
Amstel launches new global brand identity in bid for "coherence"
The Dutch beer company required a more united visual identity across its international markets, while also still adapting to local needs. The post Amstel launches new global brand identity in bid for "coherence" appeared first on Design Week.
3 hours ago
Design Week
Amstel launches new global brand identity in bid for "coherence"
Take our latest coronavirus business impact survey
Three months on from our last survey, Design Week wants to know how you've been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and whether you've been able to access the government's financial support packages. The post Take our latest coronavirus business impact survey appeared first on Design Week.
7 hours ago
Design Week
Take our latest coronavirus business impact survey
Experiences Overloaded With Phy-gital Umami
The largest collection of umami hybrid experiences and terminology is by the Trybe team. I think I learned at least a hundred new buzzwords that I don't know if I wanted to know, but it was fun. Phy-gital was my phavorite. It reminded me of the piece by Nemesis on the umami economy – which [...]
9 hours ago
John Maeda
Experiences Overloaded With Phy-gital Umami
Co.Design
Where you grew up can influence how your genes work
New research suggests that outwardly healthy children from disadvantaged neighborhoods may enter adulthood wired differently at the cellular level–which may lead to poorer health outcomes later on. Numerous studies have shown that children who grow up in more deprived neighborhoods tend to have worse ...
9 hours ago
Co.Design
Where you grew up can influence how your genes work
Co.Design
These striking blankets visualize the COVID-19 genome
Textile artist Phillip Stearns wrote custom software to turn the SARS-Cov-2 genome into glitchy patterns that adorn $249 cotton throws. They're as beautiful as they are nightmarish. Stay-at-home orders across the country are meant to protect people from contracting COVID-19. But it has an additional ...
10 hours ago
Co.Design
These striking blankets visualize the COVID-19 genome
Co.Design
Five things schools can learn from this new Zoom summer camp
Dash Camp gives parents two hours of free time a day. Where do I sign up? For one blissful hour last Thursday, I sat in my living room, enjoying a cocktail, while my preschooler, Ella, attended a virtual summer camp. She participated in a dance party led by a professional dancer from the Alvin Ailey ...
11 hours ago
Co.Design
Five things schools can learn from this new Zoom summer camp
Co.Design
How the world's most remote buildings can help us adapt to climate change
In many cases, the right thing to build is . . . nothing. Climate change has already reshaped the world's most extreme landscapes. As glaciers recede and permafrost melts, the signs of what's to come are worryingly visible. Read Full Story
12 hours ago
Co.Design
How the world's most remote buildings can help us adapt to climate change
Buying Experiences Is Less Stressful Than Buying Real Stuff
Waiting for an experience apparently elicits more happiness and excitement than waiting for a material good (and more "pleasantness" too"an eerie metric). By contrast, waiting for a possession is more likely fraught with impatience than anticipation. "James Hamblin, The Atlantic Experiential purchases ...
21 hours ago
John Maeda
Buying Experiences Is Less Stressful Than Buying Real Stuff
Product Analytics Stack
Looking at what tools like Quantum Metrics can do now, as well as admiring Intercom's cool Product Tours has been a useful endeavor. Also Lex Roman's tutorial on the difference between Google Analytics and Amplitude is such a terrific primer on the space. Meanwhile looking at the backend of Segment and ...
22 hours ago
John Maeda
Product Analytics Stack
YC Concrete Poetry
I've been looking at the various Fintech cohorts for Y-Combinator and studying their mission statements. There's common patterns in every 20-word "superhero" statement. And it was fun to read more about "madlibs" for pitching: My company, (company name) is developing (a defined offering) to help (a target ...
23 hours ago
John Maeda
YC Concrete Poetry
Co.Design
Working from home? Here's how to block distracting noises
You thought your noisy coworkers were annoying. Then you met your neighbor's lawnmower. Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown. Read ...
1 day ago
Co.Design
Working from home? Here's how to block distracting noises
Multiple Product Forces in the Product Lifecycle
Thinking in this level of detail is important for product managers because they're involved in the entire product lifecycle. They need to get a product from 0 to 1, 1 to 10, 10 to 100, etc. If they can think through all those scenarios that Kaz mentions and make smart decisions, it's likely that the ...
1 day ago
John Maeda
Multiple Product Forces in the Product Lifecycle
TGI Fridays becomes Fridays in brand shake-up
Design studio SomeOne has given the American restaurant chain a new identity in the hopes of making it a high street favourite. The post TGI Fridays becomes Fridays in brand shake-up appeared first on Design Week.
1 day ago
Design Week
TGI Fridays becomes Fridays in brand shake-up
Waze gets a "community-driven" brand refresh from Pentagram
Google-owned Waze has a new visual identity designed by Pentagram and its in-house creative team, which plays to the driving app's social side. The post Waze gets a "community-driven" brand refresh from Pentagram appeared first on Design Week.
1 day ago
Design Week
Waze gets a "community-driven" brand refresh from Pentagram
Co.Design
How 80 artists protested immigration abuses over July 4th weekend
Messages were written in the sky above detention centers across the country. Immigrant detention centers have largely fallen out of the headlines over the past few months, but more than 200 of these sites exist all over the country. They're often invisible to the general public, which has no idea ...
1 day ago
Co.Design
How 80 artists protested immigration abuses over July 4th weekend