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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #57

by | December 4, 2015, 3:42pm

  1. The Life of ¶: The History of the Paragraph | “How can we build a better web experience? By unboxing the fascinating history of the paragraph, and figuring out how to best apply it in our interactive work today.”
  2. Maybe Your Team Doesn’t Need to Be More Creative | “When it comes to creativity, organizations are a lot like people. They have no problem generating ideas, including some that are potentially useful and novel. Furthermore, they are also generally able to access creative ideas generated by others. Where they fail, however, is at turning those ideas into actual innovations. Indeed, few creative ideas ever become innovative products or services.”
  3. Who Owns Erased de Kooning Drawing? | “Erased de Kooning Drawing isn’t much to look at, but when we ship it to other museums for exhibitions, their staff members flock around with anticipation to see the fabled work emerge from its crate.”
  4. What Web Can Do Today | “Can I rely on the Web Platform features to build my app? An overview of the device integration HTML5 APIs.” (Bonus: for a look backwards see oldweb.today)
  5. Common MythConceptions | “The world’s most contagious falsehoods.”
  6. What I’ve learned in 11 years working at the Chicago Tribune | “In my younger days, I was an insufferable colleague (some would argue with “was”). I was dismissive of other people’s ideas. Maybe it was because I was an incorrigible 23-year-old, freshly hired at the Chicago By God Tribune, and thought I was hot shit. Nope.”
  7. The Utopian UI Architect | “An ex-Apple interface designer’s 40-year plan to redesign not just the way we use computers, but the way we think with them.”
  8. Procrastiworking Poster | “A few years ago, I was asked ‘What’s one piece of advice you would give to young designers’ and my answer has since become a somewhat well-known quote within the design community. Over the course of my career I’ve tried to pay attention to the work that I do when I’m putting off other work and I even coined a term to describe it—procrastiworking’.”
  9. Life reboot a month later: how are we doing? | “It’s been just over a month since I wrote about rebooting my life, and I thought it would be a good time to check in, see how I’m doing, and give myself some grades. If you were inspired to reboot your life, maybe this is a good time for you to check in, too.”
  10. 22+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer | “Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones on this list.”

Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953, via link #3.