The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #153

  1. John Maeda’s 4 Rules | “My 4 Rules (1999) 1. Don’t speak ill of others. 2. Avoid passive aggressive behavior. 3. Listen broadly, but don’t waffle on decisions. 4. When in error — admit, apologize, move forward.”
  2. Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research | “You are probably not using the most effective, research-backed study technique.”
  3. Found: An Ancient Roman Comic Strip With Speech Bubbles | “A recently unearthed Roman tomb in the northern Jordanian town of Beit Ras features a collection of striking, sequential paintings complete with speech-filled captions, forming what looks to many like an ancient, proto-comic strip.”
  4. Arrows and targets | “Instead of shooting arrows at someone else’s target, which I’ve never been very good at, I make my own target around wherever my arrow happens to have landed. You shoot your arrow and then you paint your bulls eye around it, and therefore you have hit the target dead centre.” —Brian Eno
  5. Ideo breaks its silence on design thinking’s critics | “Ideo partner Michael Hendrix discusses how design thinking can be used as a superficial tool to make a company seem innovative–even when it’s not.”
  6. Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happier | “In collaboration with creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh, Kurzgesagt explores what beauty is and how it makes people happier.”
  7. Japanese Woodblock Print Search | “Ukiyo-e Search provides an incredible resource: The ability to both search for Japanese woodblock prints by simply taking a picture of an existing print AND the ability to see similar prints across multiple collections of prints. Below is an example print, click to see it in action.”
  8. The Little-Known Reason Pencils Are Yellow | “Prior to 1889, the highest-quality pencils were left “natural polished.” Manufacturers usually painted their pencils if they were looking to cover up imperfections in the wood. Accordingly, typical paint colors were dark: purple, red, maroon, or black.”
  9. The Case Against Running With Headphones | “In an excerpt from his new book, the NPR host Peter Sagal writes: ‘If I don’t leave my headphones behind when I run, I wouldn’t spend a single minute of my waking life free from input.'”
  10. 100 Websites That Shaped the Internet as We Know It | “The World Wide Web is officially old enough for us judge what it’s produced. That’s right, it’s time for the world to start building a canon of the most significant websites of all time, and the Gizmodo staff has opinions.”

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