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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #69

by | April 8, 2016, 6:38pm

  1. Website Seeks to Make Government Data Easier to Sift Through | “A project coming out of the M.I.T. Media Lab on Monday seeks to ease that challenge and to make the value of government data available to a wider audience. The project, called Data USA, bills itself as ‘the most comprehensive visualization of U.S. public data.’ It is free, and its software code is open source, meaning that developers can build custom applications by adding other data.”
  2. A brief history of the World Wide Web by web developers | “The web will be so much better when we have images… The web will be so much better when we can use more than 216 colours…”
  3. Great Books for Designers to Read in 2016 | “A list with over 100 books that any designer should have in his personal library, recommended by worlds greatest minds.”
  4. Our Brief Guide to Building a Better Press Kit | “In this line of work, writers like myself are constantly browsing product pages, online shops, reviews, videos, and press releases — whether we heard about them through the grapevine or by someone reaching out to us — in the search of neat items to write about. Because of this, we make extensive use of press kits. Personally I’ve seen some good ones, and frankly, a lot of bad ones.”
  5. Guiding Principles for Design | “An attempt to articulate the ‘why’ behind how we design, and what should guide us.”
  6. Design Twitter Round Up | “Every Tuesday at 11 AM, I tweet 9 design-related things that caught my eye over the past week.”
  7. The Little Book of Design Research Ethics | “Respect, responsibility, and honesty sound great. But they’re big abstract ideas that seem completely clear until we’re asked to define and apply them in the complicated, messy, human situations of real life. The Little Book of Design Research Ethics aims to provide practical guidance we can use in the work we do every day.”
  8. How To Accomplish More By Doing Less | “It’s not just the number of hours we sit at a desk that determines the value we generate. Accomplishing truly great work also requires rest and renewal.”
  9. Play Ball! | “Just one year ago, on baseball’s opening day, graphic designer Jacob Heberlie launched a new business called Stadium Graph. A huge baseball fan, his idea was to create objects that honor the memories we make at the ballparks we attend.”
  10. Phil Collins past and present | “When six of Phil Collins’ albums were recently remastered, he went back and recreated the covers as well.”

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