The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #45

  1. Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling adapted for UX | “In 2011 Emma Coats, a former storyboard artist at Pixar, tweeted the “22 rules of storytelling”. The post has become well known and was recently re-done as image macros. As I was reading each of the 22 rules, I felt drawn to the message Emma was trying to convey. Stories create experiences — great stories make for great experiences. Put heart into your stories and consider your audience.”
  2. Five app prototyping tools compared | “, Pixate, Origami, Framer & Form.”
  3. Stop Trying To Be Creative | “I recently finished a story I’d spent several months obsessing over. When I pitched the piece to my editor, I knew that I’d found a worthy subject, but I couldn’t quite articulate what the story was about. It wasn’t that I didn’t have the words — it’s that I didn’t have an answer yet. All I knew was that I had something interesting that I couldn’t help pursuing, even if I had no clue what it would become.”
  4. The Lytro, A Camera That Captures Full Light Field Adjustable Focus ‘Living Pictures’ | “The Lytro gives photographers a new level of control over their pictures well after they have been captured.”
  5. What are conference organizers afraid of? | “Q: What can we do to make conferences safer, and what the fuck is your problem with codes of conduct?”
  6. Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters | “Since 1953, TO be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love time travel, extraterrestrials and tales of the imagined future.”
  7. Q&A: Susan Kare On Why Pinterest Feels Like Apple In The ’80s | “The legendary Silicon Valley pixel designer explains why she made Pinterest her first full-time job in decades.”
  8. CEOs are often the last to know | “I’m not surprised that Jeff Bezos didn’t recognize the Amazon depicted by Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace, a NYT exposé on its culture. Jeff would never have heard those stories, because nobody would ever tell him. These are the stories you have to dig for, and the NYT did.”
  9. 64 Ways To Think About a News Homepage | “Last September, I went to Chicago for a conference. On the third day of the conference, I slipped away to my friend Max’s apartment on a mission. The mission was to gather together a lot of very smart people who don’t work in news — and ask them to design a new news homepage.”
  10. NASA’s logo: the worm vs. the meatball | “NASA’s original logo [was circular]… It was referred to, colloquially, as the meatball. In the 1970s, the meatball was switched out for the worm, a more Modernist take…”

Image by Valeria Spirovski, link #1.