The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #201

  1. Ranking Girl Scout cookies from worst to best | “We consumed many, many boxes of Girl Scout cookies and ranked them so we can now put the issue of which cookie is best to rest.”
  2. Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling Applied to Product Managers & UX Designers | “The most powerful person in the world is the story teller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come” — Steve Jobs
  3. A visual introduction to machine learning | “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions.”
  4. Can The Charts Be Beautiful? My Exploration Of Data Visualization | “More than six months ago, after another tedious infographic project, I decided to take upon a new challenge: exploring data visualization without the traditional charts. Several times per week, I apply my love to collages to the expression of data for projects that matter to me (social justice, homelessness, human rights, climate change, or sometimes silly personal things).”
  5. Datylon Graph | “Design compelling data stories with our advanced data visualization plugin for Adobe® Illustrator®.”
  6. Embracing openness during the feedback process | “Openness is about being honest—sharing thoughts and trying new experiences. But being able to receive valid criticism is essential, too. Let’s explore that.”
  7. I Pressed ⌘B. You Wouldn’t Believe What Happened Next. | “Whenever you press ⌘B in Figma, what happens is a choreography of events of surprising complexity. It’s a collision of two worlds – keyboard shortcuts and typography – each one with hundreds of years of history.”
  8. The Death of Helvetica and the Rise of the Bespoke Font | “Why some big brands are ditching typefaces like Helvetica in favor of creating their own bespoke font.”
  9. The Best of Illustration – The New York Times | “The most memorable illustrations of the year and the work we’re looking forward to in 2020.”
  10. Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain | “The launch of a new open access platform ushers in a new era of accessibility for the Institution.”

Image: artwork from How to Make a Collagasaurus by Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, made using visuals from the Smithsonian collections (link #10).