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Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design
Given the rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones — and the fact that users currently seem to prefer reading their news on the mobile web rather than in apps — I think it’s inevitable that 2013 will be the year that responsive design takes off.
How 3D Printing Actually Works
Could 3D printing eventually change the world and even make mass manufacturing obsolete? We’ll have to wait and see.
Les SmartWatch vont-elles détrôner les Smartphones et les tablettes ?
La Smartwatch devrait rapidement trouver sa place dans ce marché saturé par les Smartphones et les tablettes. L’engouement pour ces deux appareils a été constant ces dernières années, mais les modèles se sont multipliés et le marché est encombré. Les consommateurs auraient donc tendance à chercher un peu de fraîcheur et la Smartwatch devrait être le prochain appareil à succès.
Innovation Excellence | 5 Creativity Lessons from Facebook’s Soleio Cuervo
- Before you start creating, push yourself to look for intriguing analogous situations to what you’re working on. Learn from how others address comparable situations to yours.
- Plan in a different creative medium than you’ll ultimately implement in. Draw the document you’re creating. Write prose about the design you’ll be doing.
- Test what you’re working on with real-life situations/data/elements, etc. Real users don’t use things in clean elegant ways; they beat on them and use them incorrectly. Your testing should do the same.
- When creating, you have to look closely at what you’re doing, but also step far away from it to see what things look like at a distance. You’ll see very different patterns and specifics.
- Just because you spent a lot of time on something doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be willing to walk away from it if it’s not right. You’ll spend more time fixing it or disaffecting others by keeping what’s clearly not on target.
Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition
In fact, it is an almost certainty that within the next few years, three biometric options will become standard features in every new phone: a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, facial recognition powered by high-definition cameras, and voice recognition based off a large collection of your vocal samples.
The design challenge of adapting interfaces to different screen sizes will seem trivial compared to developing experiences that work across mediums and contexts. That’s why it’s an exciting time be creating digital experiences. I believe we’re up to the task even if we’ll no longer be able to find those brilliant ideas in our touch-enabled, voice-activated, Internet-connected showers.
Why the Apple iWatch Will Have These 6 Killer Features
I believe Apple will enable custom haptics for the iWatch. You’ll be able to set up custom vibration patterns for specific people and/or specific types of information, so you won’t even need to look at the watch to get some kinds of messages.
You can also be given enough information by buzzing to make a decision even to look at the watch or not look. For example, you’ll have a specific pattern of buzzes for incoming text messages and another pattern when someone in your “Close Friends” group on Facebook posts a status update. If you’re in a meeting with your boss, you might choose to check the iWatch to see the incoming text, but ignore the status update.
Marissa Mayer writes her own rules
“I actually have a very different philosophy about burnout,” she told BuzzFeed last year. “I don’t think that burnout comes from not getting enough sleep or not eating enough square meals. I think that burnout comes from resentment. … It is possible to work ‘too hard,’ but you need to figure out what things it really is you need to stay fueled up, to stay energized, to not get resentful.
Quelques règles pour bien apprécier SXSW
SXSW Interactive – The 7 Ways to Make the Most of It – Forbes
1.Leave your friends and colleagues behind: Even if you came to this event with your coworkers or friends, say goodbye to them each morning and head a separate way. SXSW is about meeting new people.
2. Diversify: Make it a point to attend sessions about subjects that you know nothing about. SXSW provides the rare and valuable opportunity to share time with experts from many diverse fields. Indeed, one of the recurring bits of advice we get from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists like investor Vinod Khosla (who shared this advice on Saturday afternoon) is that “diversity matters”. The most successful businesses and executives deliberately surround themselves with people who have different personalities, different areas of expertise, and different backgrounds. SXSW brings you that opportunity to a degree that is hard to match.
3. Conserve your phone battery: SXSW has most attendees tweeting, texting, calling, emailing, and taking notes on their phones all day long. Somewhere around hour 7 they all notice that they are running out of power. In the early morning, turn down your screen brightness and turn off unnecessary services like Bluetooth and GPS if you can. Also take advantage of charging opportunities throughout the day.
4. Bring food: Throw some granola bars in your bag before you head out each day. Sessions get long, and continue one-after-another. Eric Ries of the Lean Startup commented yesterday that he “didn’t know what he was thinking” leaving the hotel without breakfast, and without carrying anything to snack on for the day. Most sessions have water available, so you don’t need to carry around a water bottle all day.
5. Take Notes: Bring a pen and a paper notebook. Capture the best ideas you get during the day, including names and contact info for people you meet. After you get back home or to your hotel at night, go through your notes and notate them from what you remember of the sessions. Be sure to send a quick email to any folks that you met and want to keep in touch with. If you wait until after the whole event is over, your memory of who you met and what you learned will be hard to sort out – do this exercise each night.
6. Plan for serendipity: Allow yourself to spend a good bit of your time at SXSW in an unplanned manner. Move through the venues and sessions and stumble upon new and unexpected things.
7. The most value is between the sessions: Each event is a magnet for certain types of people: Investors, startup teams, designers, technologists, etc. Before and after the sessions, take the opportunity to meet the people sitting next to you. I have made some good friends during the wait time between sessions, and come across business connections that continue to positively affect my business even years later.
8. Contribute: Do you want to participate as a presenter or panelist next year? As a SXSW attendee, I got the chance to talk with panelists and authors who were making a splash on the presenting side of SXSW. I used some of that advice to write a book and have it published, so that by the next year I had a couple of events in which to share my message from the stage, instead of just sitting in the audience. You can do the same.