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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #68

by | April 1, 2016, 10:30am

  1. Lingo | “Lingo is the best way to organize, share and use all your visual assets in one place – all on your desktop.” Via Chris Glass
  2. 50 Signs of Hope for Culture in 2016 | “Everything is terrible. Or, at least, sometimes it feels that way — the presidential election has long since devolved into a bleakly comic farce, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the planet’s temperature continues its slow, inexorable rise. But! In amongst the gloom, there are signs of hope, and happily, many of them come from the world of culture. From highbrow to lowbrow, from literature to TV and music to video games, here are 50 cultural phenomena that give us hope that somehow, maybe, everything’s gonna be OK.”
  3. DESIGN FOR REAL LIFE by Eric Meyer & Sara Wachter-Boettcher | “You can’t always predict who will use your products, or what emotional state they’ll be in when they do. But by identifying stress cases and designing with compassion, you’ll create experiences that support more of your users, more of the time. Join Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer as they turn examples from more than a dozen sites and services into a set of principles you can apply right now.”
  4. Florence Nightingale Saved Lives by Creating Revolutionary Visualizations of Statistics | “I’ve long counted myself as a fan of Edward Tufte, the preeminent living expert on the visual display of quantitative information. I like to think this puts me in the company of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing as well as a prolific writer and still today a household name. Having lived in the Victorian era, she of course never got to enjoy the work of Tufte himself, though her own zeal for data and statistics, in a time that valued such things less than ours, made her, in some sense, a Tufte of her day: the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society and an honorary member of the American Statistical Association. The video above, an outtake from Hans Rosling’s The Joy of Stats, offers a brief introduction to the statistical side of Nightingale’s career, and the important role data visualization played in her mission to save lives.”
  5. Record Envelope | “A reference for vinyl geeks and graphic artists. Ms Kavel Rafferty’s collection of company sleeves.”
  6. Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think | ” A 2013 study on mice published in the journal Brain, Structure and Function used differed types of noise and silence and monitored the effect the sound and silence had on the brains of the mice. The silence was intended to be the control in the study but what they found was surprising. The scientists discovered that when the mice were exposed to two hours of silence per day they developed new cells in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a region of the brain associated with memory, emotion and learning.”
  7. The New Science of the Creative Brain on Nature | “Beautiful vistas and outdoor fun impact your brain in real ways, and the latest research is finally cracking exactly how—which means you’re just trails away from becoming a better thinker.”
  8. 10 Critical Skills You’ll Need to Succeed at Work in 2020 | “A new infographic shows that six key factors are driving the change were seeing right right now: extreme longevity, the rise of smart machines and systems, our computational world, new media ecology, superstructures organizations and the globally connected world. With all of these massive issues in play, what will the working landscape look like in five years? What skills will employees need to succeed?”
  9. This is What Happens When You Rip Off a Designer | “Milton Glaser + Mirko Ilic speak out on their stolen work… Anthony Burrill recently considered this in detail. His ‘WORK HARD & BE NICE TO PEOPLE’ posters are continually a source of ‘inspiration’ for Etsy users, some of whom straight up copy his type and layout for their own posters, while others take a more calligraphic approach.”
  10. Blandly | “We build bland experiences with meaningful outcomes.”

Image via It’s Nice That, link #9.