"A brand can be a company’s most valuable commercial asset, but persuading CEOs to invest in theirs has never been harder. In an open letter to all CMOs, everywhere, Tom Roach, Managing Partner at BBH, shares key data-points to help them in that task."
branding  brand  ceo  cmo  data  marketing  research  value  stats  advertising 
5 hours ago
Indie Hackers: Work Together to Build Profitable Online Businesses
"We're a few thousand founders helping each other start profitable online businesses and side projects."
2 days ago
Writers' HQ - Stop f***ing about and start writing
3 days ago
Retreats – Studio D Radiodurans
"The world is awash with data.

There are many ways to reveal what people do and how. We can reveal why.

Studio D provides discreet international research, design and strategy services to multinational clients with a global remit.

The studio is able to draw on unparalleled international user and consumer research experience. The team have hands-on experience running complex projects across the globe. Most of the Studio's work is for commercial clients, although we also take on nonprofit and governmental projects.

We use human centered design, remote sensing, prototyping, rapid calibration and many other established and experimental techniques to document and decipher human motivation. Our projects impact strategy, design, public policy, community engagement, partnership models and brands."
3 days ago
"HOALA is the first to provide specialized training in advertising, design and creativity, exclusively to communication professionals. An international and high-quality training, carefully curated to be exclusive but affordable. All of these attributes allow HOALA to offer something completely new in the segment of communication training. Executive master courses, inspirational workshops and in-house training are only a few of the possibilities that HOALA offers for your professional development."
3 days ago
Famous writers, artists, etc. Black and white photography paired with inspirational quotes.
3 days ago
Hundred Rabbits
“We have sailed 17'569km making tools and games aboard Pino.”
3 days ago
Tools Guide – Hand Lettering Pens, Pencils & Brushes | seanwes
"While I do reveal my instruments here, I can’t stress enough that the best pen is the one you’re comfortable with. You don’t need anything you see here to create good work, or to be a great artist. Remember, tools are just that: tools!"
handlettering  art  tools  pens  pencils  brushes 
4 days ago
Your Career in Web Development Starts Here | The Odin Project
"Our full stack curriculum is free and supported by a passionate open source community."
webdev  classes  free  learning  education  ruby  rubyonrails  html5  css  javascript 
5 days ago
MDN Web Docs
Resources for developers, by developers.
mozilla  webdev  html  css  html5  javascript  reference  resources 
8 days ago
Gallantry: Carry Strong
"Our team at Gallantry has one key component in common: we are all obsessed with everyday carry. We’ve got a penchant for American crafted goods and finding utility pieces that will stand the test of time. With the goal of uncovering top notch goods, showcasing independent brands, and exhibiting skilled makers across the globe, Gallantry is committed to the everyday carry community. We believe that form and function can co-exist, constantly hunting down the perfect gear for your EDC arsenal — so you’re prepared with the proper tools to tackle any situation at hand."
shopping  accessories  functional  military  technical 
10 days ago
Neil Freeman / Fake is the new real
"Neil Freeman is an artist and urban planner. He lives and works in New York City. Fake is the new real is a collection of his work, ongoing since 2000."
art  artist  bots  cartography  geography  maps  portfolio  urban  visualization 
18 days ago
Jarvis Monitor Arm
"By elevating your monitor into your natural line of sight, you can bring your spine back into its natural alignment. As with all of our products, we listened to a lot of customer feedback throughout the making and remaking and re-remaking of our Jarvis Monitor Arm."
monitor  arm  shopping  office  vesa  accessories 
18 days ago
Voyages in sentence space
"Now imagine a sentence gradient between them—not a story, but a smooth interpolation of meaning. This is a weird thing to ask for! I’d never even bothered to imagine an interpolation between sentences before encountering the idea in a recent academic paper."
ai  writing  sentence  gradient  neuralnetwork 
19 days ago
tumblr  internet  screenshots  interface  error 
19 days ago
Flutter - Beautiful native apps in record time
"Flutter is Google’s mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source."
android  dart  development  flutter  app  ios  framework  mobile 
22 days ago
The Aleph: Infinite Wonder / Infinite Pity
"The Aleph is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges in which a man is suddenly able to see all things at once... I wanted to present a version of what The Aleph might look like now, designed as an endless stream of descriptive passages pulled from the web. For source texts, I took the complete Project Gutenberg as well as current tweets. I searched for the phrase "I saw.""
aleph  art  borges  experimental  inspiration  literature  netart  projectgutenberg  text  twitter  writing 
24 days ago
A Total Beginner’s Guide to Twine 2.1 | Adam Hammond
"Here are some guides I’ve put together for my students in ENGL 563, “Introduction to Digital Humanities,” to get them started with Twine. These guides assume some basic familiarity with HTML and CSS."
howto  twine  tutorial 
24 days ago
Paxton Gate
Discover our curiously mind-expanding treasures and oddities inspired by the garden and natural sciences.
shopping  gifts  science  taxidermy  curiosities  nature  oddities  garden 
25 days ago
Games for Friends
A lovingly curated selection of games for people who don't often play.
games  play  curation  introduction  easy  videogames  gaming  bestof 
4 weeks ago
Virus trading cards
This week I made a set of virus trading cards! Viruses are surprisingly symmetrical, and I love them because they remind me of a biological version of snowflakes. Each trading card shows you the structure of the viral capsid - the protein shell protecting the genetic material inside a virus.
animation  gif  infographic  tradingcards  virus  disease  3d  design  eyecandy  art  via:asymmetrical 
7 weeks ago
To avoid disaster, we must teach robots to disobey us - Quartz
"...It is essential for autonomous machines to detect the potential harm their actions could cause and to react to it by either attempting to avoid it, or if harm cannot be avoided, by refusing to carry out the human instruction. How do we teach robots when it’s OK to say no?"
robots  ai  obedience  ethics  law  morality  prediction  behavior  via:asymmetrical 
7 weeks ago
Why we post
"Why We Post is a global anthropological research project on the uses and consequences of social media."
socialmedia  research  global  anthropology  reference  data  via:asymmetrical 
7 weeks ago
Future of Workforce Automation: America's Predictions | Pew Research Center
A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts.
work  jobs  ai  robots  prediction  demographics  data  future  automation  counterintuitive  illustrative  via:asymmetrical 
7 weeks ago
RUN and RUN / lyrical school 【MV for Smartphone】 on Vimeo
"lyrical school is a hip hop idol group with 6 members and made a major debut with "RUN and RUN"!! Its MV is a vertical movie, which is unprecedented and groundbreaking with taking full advantage of smartphone. You might feel as if your smartphone is taken over and operated on its own!"
video  inspiration  art  storytelling  eyecandy  vertical  smartphone  interface 
7 weeks ago
Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. - DIY
"DIY is a safe place for kids to learn new skills online and share what they make and do with other creative kids."
education  classes  children  creativity  community 
7 weeks ago
Story Map — Design story — Medium
A story map is a new type of design document that shows the big idea of your product experience at a glance. A good story map is your golden ticket to unify your team, secure executive support, and help you find a way to ship. Halfway between a storyboard and a treasure map, it bundles the value and functional flow of your product with the delight people might feel at each step in your product. It sketches the UX flow without locking it down, and it delivers the gist of an idea and the emotional gestalt without prematurely belaboring the details.
framework  storytelling  design  ux  experiencedesign  customerjourney  reference  map  model 
7 weeks ago
Introduction - Material design - Google design guidelines
We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. This is material design. This spec is a living document that will be updated as we continue to develop the tenets and specifics of material design.
design  ux  google  material  app  website  experiencedesign 
7 weeks ago
Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun • MOCA
"MOCA presents the U.S. premiere of Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. In this immersive work... Steyerl probes the pleasures and perils of image circulation in a moment defined by the unprecedented global flow of data. Ricocheting between genres—news reportage, documentary film, video games, and internet dance videos—Factory of the Sun uses the motifs of light and acceleration to explore what possibilities are still available for collective resistance when surveillance has become a mundane part of an increasingly virtual world. Factory of the Sun tells the surreal story of workers whose forced moves in a motion capture studio are turned into artificial sunshine."
art  installation  video  film  eyecandy 
7 weeks ago
"Art director | Motion Designer
Run this art blog from year 2583."
art  animation  gif  retro  80s  cyberpunk  tumblr  motiongraphics  3d  inspiration 
8 weeks ago
Experiments with Google
"Since 2009, coders have created thousands of amazing experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, WebVR, AR and more. We're showcasing projects here, along with helpful tools and resources, to inspire others to create new experiments. Here are collections of experiments to explore, with new ones added every week. Have fun."
ai  ar  art  chrome  creativetechnology  design  experiments  google  tech  voice  vr 
8 weeks ago
Dollar Street
"In the news people in other cultures seem stranger than they are. We visited 264 families in 50 countries and collected 30,000 photos. We sorted the homes by income, from left to right."
data  income  global  lifestyle  culture  family  visualization  database 
8 weeks ago
How To Do Propagation Planning
"Plan not for the people you reach, but the people that they reach."
planning  propagation  strategy  deck  howto  education  model  advice  advertising  commsplanning 
8 weeks ago
Brand New: New Identity for Spotify by Collins
"One of the trickiest issues for the team was how to deal with photography. Since Spotify uses images borrowed from thousands of musical acts, it needed a way to brand a picture so that it looked like something from Spotify even if the company’s logo wasn’t plastered on it. The answer came from a deep dive into music history, in the duotone photos from album covers and concert posters from the 1960s. That style originated with bands that were trying to find a low-budget way to promote their concerts."
branding  identity  design  spotify  photography  duotone  color 
8 weeks ago
Da Share Z0ne: THE DEVIL'S LEVEL Card Game by Da Share Z0ne — Kickstarter
"The Devil's Level is a tabletop card game where 2+ players battle life's challenges to achieve an ultimate state of Chill."
boardgames  cards  games  influencer  kickstarter  twitter  weird 
8 weeks ago
The Interactive Fiction Competition
An annual celebration of new, text-driven digital games and stories from independent creators.
competition  fiction  interactive  interactivefiction  gaming 
8 weeks ago
"My first released game was Seedship, in which the player controls an AI ship filled with frozen colonists, searching for the best planet on which to found a new human colony. It's about how far you want to push your luck: do you settle here, on this not-quite-ideal planet, or keep searching and risk your ship being damaged in the journey? The planets you encounter are randomly generated, and as you travel you encounter random events, so each playthrough is different. Seedship is also available as an Android app."
gaming  games  twine  adventure  ai  fiction  interactive  interactivefiction  scifi 
8 weeks ago
"SugarCube is a free (gratis and libre) story format for Twine/Twee."
twine  tools  interactive  fiction  interactivefiction  storyformat 
8 weeks ago
Harmonia: An interactive utopian tale
"Harmonia is an interactive short story by Liza Daly entered into the 2017 Interactive Fiction Competition."
games  interactivefiction  interactive  fiction  inspiration  gaming  stories 
8 weeks ago
Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories
"Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready. Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes. Twine was originally created by Chris Klimas in 2009 and is now maintained by a whole bunch of people at several different repositories."
tools  interactive  fiction  storytelling  code  gamedev  gaming  opensource  interactivefiction  stories 
8 weeks ago
Story Speaker by Mike Lacher & Nicole He - Voice Experiments
Story Speaker lets anyone create talking, interactive stories with no coding required. Just write your story in a Google Doc, push a button, and every Google Home device linked to your account can play it, instantly.
audio  fiction  gaming  google  googledocs  googlehome  interactive  interactivefiction  stories  storytelling  voice  tools  extensions  experiments 
8 weeks ago
MoMA | Video Games: 14 in the Collection, for Starters
"Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe. The games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design—a field that MoMA has already explored and collected extensively, and one of the most important and oft-discussed expressions of contemporary design creativity. Our criteria, therefore, emphasize not only the visual quality and aesthetic experience of each game, but also the many other aspects—from the elegance of the code to the design of the player’s behavior—that pertain to interaction design. In order to develop an even stronger curatorial stance, over the past year and a half we have sought the advice of scholars, digital conservation and legal experts, historians, and critics, all of whom helped us refine not only the criteria and the wish list, but also the issues of acquisition, display, and conservation of digital artifacts that are made even more complex by the games’ interactive nature. This acquisition allows the Museum to study, preserve, and exhibit video games as part of its Architecture and Design collection."
gaming  videogames  design  interactive  interactiondesign  museum  moma  behavior  aesthetics  space  time  collection  curation 
8 weeks ago
MoMA | Talk to Me
"Talk to Me explores this new terrain, featuring a variety of designs that enhance communicative possibilities and embody a new balance between technology and people, bringing technological breakthroughs up or down to a comfortable, understandable human scale. Designers are using the whole world to communicate, transforming it into a live stage for an information parkour and enriching our lives with emotion, motion, direction, depth, and freedom."
art  design  interactive  games  worldbuilding  museum  exhibition  communication  tech  moma 
8 weeks ago
"We've totally re-imagined the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station in Europe. Using your mobile device you can send it messages, get updates, or show patterns and colors."
board  display  gadget  shopping  tech  mobile  interactive 
8 weeks ago
Special Investigative Report for the Museum of Capitalism "There's No Such Thing as a Free Watch"
"On July 2017, a visitor to the Museum of Capitalism
contributed a watch (from here on referred to as “our
watch”) to the museum’s artifact drive. In his form, he
noted that Folsom & Co., a supposedly San Francisco-based
company, used Instagram to offer the watch “free,” but
with $7 shipping."
capitalism  culture  internet  watch  economics  museum  art  fake 
8 weeks ago
Die With Me
"The chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery. Die together in a chatroom on your way to offline peace."
art  app  battery  death  chat  ios  fun  ideas  inspiration 
8 weeks ago
Social Decay on Behance
Imagining social platforms as dead, long abandoned stores.
art  design  decay  dystopia  tech  social 
9 weeks ago
E-Prime - Wikipedia
"E-Prime (short for English-Prime or English Prime[1], sometimes denoted É or E′) is a version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be, including all conjugations, contractions and archaic forms.

Some scholars advocate using E-Prime as a device to clarify thinking and strengthen writing.[2] For example, the sentence "the film was good" could not be expressed under the rules of E-Prime, and the speaker might instead say "I liked the film", "the film made me laugh", or "the film has value".[citation needed] The E-Prime versions communicate the writer's experience rather than judgment, making it harder for the writer or reader to confuse opinion with fact."
english  language  writing  constraints  advice 
9 weeks ago
Video Game History Foundation
"We're preserving the history of video games, one byte at a time."
archive  gaming  history  videogames  journalism  reference 
10 weeks ago
Permanent Redirect: digital art that moves to a new URL when someone views it
“A net art piece that moves to a new URL whenever someone views it. It is not possible to link to the art piece. Over time the art piece will become very hard to view. This is an experiment in introducing artificial scarcity into digital work.”
clever  art  inspiration  netart  digital 
10 weeks ago
Google's 'user-centric' brand mission | WARC
"“But if you look at what we’re talking about from Google Brain, that team [of researchers], we’ve got a wide variety of research scientists, product managers, talking about the ‘why’: The why they are excited about machine learning, and what they think they’ll be able to solve in terms of big problems with it.”"
from instapaper
10 weeks ago
Wikipedia:Annual Top 50 Report - Wikipedia
"2017 has been a tumultuous and intriguing year,[citation needed] and with it came a swathe of things which readers came to English Wikipedia to learn about. The topics are diverse, incorporating pop culture, politics, pre-eminent deaths and perennially popular pages. In the spirit of sharing knowledge, trivia, opinions, and ideas, we prepared the 50 most read articles of the year with hand-written commentary."
wikipedia  list  bestof  annual  report  popular 
11 weeks ago
Notable Movie Posters of 2017 + Subtraction.com
"This afternoon I did a quick survey of several “best film posters of the year” lists, and compiled my own inventory of the posters that I thought were most worth commenting on."
design  2017  movies  posters  bestof  list  graphicdesign 
11 weeks ago
"Glitch yo' self." Interesting image manipulation tool.
images  tools  glitch  editor  effects 
11 weeks ago
"Our 3D display consists of (a) an iPad, a thin hollow plastic cone, and a rotatable base. The nickel at the base provides stability. (b-c) As the user rotates the display, the system renders a perspective-correct image for their point of view that gives a convincing impression of a 3D object suspended inside the cone. This provides a very simple way of interactively examining a 3D scene for a fraction of the cost of alternative volumetric or light field displays and doesn't require the use of special glasses. (d) In addition, the system can be extended to produce correct binocular cues by incorporating stereoscopic rendering and glasses."
3d  cheap  hack  display  diy 
11 weeks ago
Logo Pizza - Logos for sale
Designer selling logos with price increasing per logo sold. Interesting micro business model and promotional tactic.
design  logos  branding  business  ideas  micro 
11 weeks ago
"Archillect [archive + intellect] is a synthetic intelligence (or artificial intelligence, depending on the point of view) made to find and share inspiring visuals over social media channels. She is a living inspiration archive. She is a digital muse."
ai  archive  art  bot  gifs  images  inspiration  resources  social  visual  curation 
11 weeks ago
This column will change your life: Morning Pages | Life and style | The Guardian
"The pages must be done first thing: "You're trying to catch yourself before your ego's defences are in place." They must be longhand. And you must fill exactly three sides of US Letter paper (A4 is close enough). That three-sides rule is key: on an uninspired day, you might start writing banalities, but if you keep going, having dusted the cobwebs away, you might find breakthroughs occur. "It turns out you can't really write about nothing for three whole pages," Joanna says. Or, as Cameron writes: "The second page-and-a-half comes harder, but often contains paydirt." Equally, after three pages, you must stop, to avoid "self-involvement and narcissism". Brain-sweep complete, it's time to get on with the day."
advice  article  daily  habits  journal  morning  pages  practices  productivity  writing 
11 weeks ago
How a Decision Journal Changed the Way I make Decisions (Template Included)
"The way to test the quality of your decisions, whether individually or organizationally, is to test the process by which you make them. The best way to do that, according to Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and dean of biases, is to use a decision journal."
advice  article  bias  decision  feedback  hindsight  journal  learning  psychology 
11 weeks ago
Glucose on Vimeo
“A surreal journey through the dream of video game character who has been K.O. during a match.”
artdirection  inspiration  video  gaming  videogames  art  animation 
11 weeks ago
Stock and Flow, Revisited
"The most obvious stock owned by marketing is the brand. It’s an asset hugely valuable to a company, and can be added to and diminished by the choices an organization makes.
The question, I believe, is how to define that asset. Valuation is one way to measure brand — and many organizations use this — but that’s really just a proxy. I would argue that the better definition (and therefore, what we really need to keep in mind with our marketing) would be something along the lines of Byron Sharp’s memory structures or unique ownable brand associations.3 Here’s an explanation of how these memory structures work from Sharp’s 2010 book How Brands Grow:
Over time brands build memory structures; most of these are very simple, such as associations with color, pack shape, fonts and tone. These associations are vital because they allow consumers to recognize a brand and its advertising. In other words, associations allow a brand’s communications to do their job of refreshing salience and building new memory structures. Without these distinctive brand assets it is difficult for consumers to digest a brand’s communications. Failure to employ these distinctive elements in communications can also mean that existing customers screen out the communication as they do for the brands that they don’t use.4
Under this definition, the job of marketing is to fill and reinforce the stock of ownable brand associations and to find ways to avoid it becoming drained. In other words: build the brand’s mental salience."
article  brand  flow  marketing  social  stock  strategy  systems  theory 
11 weeks ago
Open Strategy
"Find some of the best strategy tools and resources for free and become a part of a growing community of planners, strategists, and business thinkers with Open Strategy."
planning  reference  strategy  resources  communities  tools 
11 weeks ago
Strategy Deck
"All strategy knowledge and tools"
strategy  resources  tools  cards  reference  planning 
11 weeks ago
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