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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #47

by | September 4, 2015, 2:55pm

  1. First picture drawn in space to appear in cosmonauts show in London | “Sunrise sketch by Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, is part of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Science Museum exhibition on [the] Russian space programme.”
  2. The Data Visualisation Catalogue | “The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an on-going project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, this project was a way for me to develop my own knowledge of data visualisation and create a reference tool for me to use in the future for my own work. However, I thought it would also be useful tool to not only other designers, but also anyone in a field that requires the use of data visualisation regularly (economists, scientists, statisticians etc).”
  3. Five years, building a culture, and handing it off | “After 5 years, the time has come. This is my last week as Etsy’s CTO. Five years ago I joined a tiny site, with a struggling software product. I wasn’t sure how long I’d stay. I was coming off 5 intense years helping scale Flickr. But I had some theories about engineering I wanted to test, and Etsy had a nascent team with some great folks who were up for the challenge, though a number of the odds were stacked against us.”
  4. How important is it that an Art Director knows how to draw? | “This past month Scott Hull Associates was involved in a LinkedIn discussion that posed the question, ‘How important is it that an Art Director knows how to draw?'”
  5. How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive | “Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson.”
  6. Rethinking Work | “How satisfied are we with our jobs? Gallup regularly polls workers around the world to find out. Its survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” with or “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Think about that: Nine out of 10 workers spend half their waking lives doing things they don’t really want to do in places they don’t particularly want to be.”
  7. The Racial Dot Map | “One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.”
  8. A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know | “The world of typography often seems like it has its very own language, full of serifs, strokes, and swashes.”
  9. Think for yourselves, plagiarists | “In 2006, Jossey-Bass published a book of mine on Informal Learning. The book describes informal learning as “the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way people learn to do their jobs”… For the second time in a week, I came upon words I had written, unattributed, in an infographic and a presentation on the web.”
  10. The Pac-Man Dossier | “This web page is dedicated to providing Pac-Man players of all skill levels with the most complete and detailed study of the game possible.”

Image courtesy Museum of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.