The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #126

  1. How to solve problems like a designer | “IDEO’s Tim Brown explains design thinking.”
  2. A Science-Backed Guide to Taking Truly Restful Breaks | “We know, this sounds made up. But stick with us, because not just any kind of break will do.”
  3. How Designers Turn Into Design Leaders | “Design leadership is a hugely important topic these days. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire track of our UI22 Conference Featured Talks to helping you become the best leader you can be. Hear insights from Richard Banfield, Kim Goodwin, and Steph Hay on the key steps to up your leadership game.”
  4. The secret cost of pivoting to video | “Publishers must acknowledge the pivot to video has failed, find out why, and set about to fix the reckless pivots so that publishers focus on good video. It should be original, clever, entertaining, and part of a balanced multimedia approach to digital journalism that includes well-written, well-reported stories, strong data and graphics, and good art.”
  5. Branded In Memory | “10 iconic logos. 156 Americans. 80 hours of drawing from memory. The logos of global corporations like Apple, Starbucks, and Foot Locker are designed to create instant brand associations in the minds of billions who see them every day. But how accurately can we remember the features and colors of these famous symbols?”
  6. Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person | “To clarify, Chomsky paraphrases a ‘leading physicist’ and former MIT colleague, who would tell his students, ‘it’s not important what we cover in the class; it’s important what you discover.’ On this point of view, to be truly educated means to be resourceful, to be able to ‘formulate serious questions’ and ‘question standard doctrine, if that’s appropriate’…. It means to ‘find your own way.’ This definition sounds similar to Nietzsche’s views on the subject, though Nietzsche had little hope in very many people attaining a true education. Chomsky, as you might expect, proceeds in a much more democratic spirit.”
  7. Acts That Amplify | “Ann Hamilton on Art, the Creative Value of Unproductive Time, and the Power of Not Knowing.”
  8. Take Your Post-it Game To The Next Level With This Giant Mural Maker | “Buzzfeed teamed up with its longtime advertiser 3M to build a Post-it art generator.”
  9. The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing | “One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?”
  10. Don’t @ me, bro. | “If Twitter won’t #BanTrump, it’s time to #DeleteTwitter.”

Image: sticky note art by Buzzfeed & 3M, link #8.