The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #224

  1. Imaginative Infographics Reveal Historical Facts About Iconic Objects | “UK-based studio Dorothy creates conceptual and innovative art with a clever and, oftentimes, educational twist. Their newest series of infographics, called Inside Information, was made in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and designer Malik Thomas and shines a light on the history of different objects from film, music, technology, and fashion.”
  2. Ballots Are Broken. We Redesigned Them. | “Part of a visual series from [NYT] Opinion on how the election could go wrong.”
  3. Learn Letter-Perfect Design | “Artist Jessica Hische lets us into her process with Adobe Illustrator.”
  4. Pro. Camera. Action. Introducing Halide Mark II | “After eighteen months of work, today we’re excited to announce a new photography app. It takes everything we’ve learned since launching the acclaimed manual photography app, Halide, and combines it with the technology developed for Spectre, Apple’s 2019’s iPhone App of the Year.”
  5. The Science of Nerdiness | “Do you get excited and energized by the possibility of learning something new and complex? Do you get turned on by nuance? Do you get really stimulated by new ideas and imaginative scenarios? If so, you may have an influx of dopamine in your synapses, but not where we traditionally think of this neurotransmitter flowing.”
  6. We Learn Faster When We Aren’t Told What Choices to Make | “The way we decide may even give insight into delusional thinking.”
  7. The 50-Minute Rule Makes Virtual Meetings More Productive, According To Neuroscience | “The human brain is the most complex system in the known universe, says neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley. But it comes with limitations, especially in a digital world. I spoke to Gazzaley recently to learn to apply the ideas in his bestselling book, The Distracted Mind, to virtual meetings. His tips will improve your productivity, reduce ‘Zoom fatigue,’ and increase the quality of your personal and professional communication.”
  8. WFH has kept us productive. But it may have made us less creative, too | “New research from Microsoft shows that productive employees won’t be enough for businesses to remain innovative.”
  9. Introverts faring worse than extraverts emotionally and psychologically amid the COVID-19 pandemic | “Contrary to popular belief, the psychological impacts of social distancing and lockdown measures are hitting introverted individuals harder than their extraverts counterparts, according to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology. The study suggests that personality dispositions can play an important role in how people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures.”
  10. What was fun? | “As we adjust to the ‘new normal,’ something’s missing.”

Image: poster design by Dorothy, link #1.