The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #230

  1. 2020: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics – The New York Times.
  2. Stop Counting Clicks. The Myth is Busted. | “Every user interaction is a decision. Every decision can lead to an exit. So the more options we offer, the more exit opportunities we create, which will reduce the probability of conversion. Right? Well…” Via Airbag.
  3. Design Is Not Art: Uncovering the Brilliant Logic Behind Massimo Vignelli’s Famous Designs.
  4. Six ways your office will be different in 2021, assuming you ever go back to it | “The office changed forever in 2020. What workplace experts say we should expect next year.”
  5. Why the end of Flash animation marks the end of an era for creativity on the web | “On Dec. 31, Adobe will no longer support Flash, the animation plug-in that allows the game to function. Unless it is recoded using another program, it will become impossible for most web users to access it.”
  6. The Best Art of 2020 | “This has been a despicable year, but not without its silver linings. The puppy population of New York City soared, Biden beat Trump, and the truth-to-power urgency of Black Lives Matter finally became undeniable. But to reflect on the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others—including the more than three hundred thousand lives lost to covid-19 in the U.S.—returns us to the annus horribilis.”
  7. 7 Steps to Tidying Your Digital Life | “In a tweet, infosec blogger John Opdenakker laid out the idea of “security by removal.” In short, the fewer accounts, software, files, and apps we all have, the less potential there is for data breaches, privacy leaks, or security issues. Think of it like data minimalism, a Marie Kondo–style approach to data and security.”
  8. Adult ADHD, Perfectionism, and Procrastination | “How doing things perfectly may get in the way of starting AND finishing them.”
  9. Why do we need nostalgia? | “Nostalgia and homesickness are part and parcel of the human experience. Most of us associate them with feelings of sadness and sometimes loss, but do they actually play a positive role in the human psyche? Medical News Today investigates.”
  10. Some BODY Put All of Shrek onto a 1.44 MB Floppy Disk | “GreedyPaint’s accomplishment, if you want to call it that, is actually a two-part hack. The most important piece is a custom x265 video codec that crushes video files down to resolutions of 120 x 96 pixels running at four frames per second.”

Bonus link: How Bad Is Your Spotify? | “Our sophisticated A.I. judges your awful taste in music.”

Image: From the NYT page in the first link.