1. Energy Efficient brain form light bulb →

    Belarusian industrial designers Maria and Igor Solovyov have created a fluorescent light bulb in the shape of the human brain. Very interesting design.

    energy efficiant lamp

  2. Walking by the shores of Caspian with my lovely brother-in-law Ata

  3. 12 Things Happy People Do Differently →

    “I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed.  I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live - that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
    -Dan Millman

    Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness.  These are things that we can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives.  (Check out her book The How of Happiness.)

    I want to honor and discuss each of these 12 points, because no matter what part of life’s path we’re currently traveling on, these ‘happiness habits’ will always be applicable.

  4. here we go for best mobile UI patterns →

  5. WE-DESIGNS.ORG: 3D MEDIA: scribbled line digital portraits →

    we-designs:


    ‘cinema-flash showdown’ scribbled line digital portraits by ayaka ito and randall church


    blending programming, design, and photography the ‘cinema-flash showdown’ is a series of digital photographic works created by american designers ayaka ito and randall church while…

  6. Winning Approval in Design Presentations  →

    New article by Ron George. Get better reception for your designs and ideas using these strategies for making presentations to stakeholders and colleagues.

  7. How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500% →

    Editor’s noteJames Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him@jaltucher.

    When I got separated from my ex-wife in November, 2008 I put an ad on Craigslist pretending to be a psychic and spent the day answering all the emails I got in return. I had various tricks to prove I was a psychic. For instance, if a woman wrote me and asked: prove you’re a psychic I would write back: when you were younger you had beautiful long hair. Then it was cut and you were horribly sad, all that beautiful hair lost. They would all respond, HOW DID YOU KNOW?

  8. 8 December 2011

    9 notes

    Reblogged from
    uxrave

    uxrave:

http://movethewebforward.org/  by Paul Irish and co
A new site to help developers “level up” and contribute to the internet. 
Also see the epic flame war comments between Paul Irish and Jeffery Zeldman

    uxrave:

    http://movethewebforward.org/  by Paul Irish and co

    A new site to help developers “level up” and contribute to the internet. 

    Also see the epic flame war comments between Paul Irish and Jeffery Zeldman

  9. oliphillips:

    The Chromatic Typewriter

    by Tyree Callahan

  10. Free Online Courses in HCI and Game Design from Top Universities

    Free online courses from world’s leading universities

    Human Computer Interaction
    Stanford

    Mobile User Experience Design
    Stanford

    Game Theory 
    Yale

    Game Design
    MIT

    Computer Graphics
    IIT

    Introduction to Computer Graphics
    IIT

    Besides the free courses there’s also a paid online MS in HCI from DePaul College, exam can be taken across the world

    MS in Human Computers Interaction, DePaul College of Computing & Digital Media, US

  11. Best Practices for Designing Mobile Touch Screen Applications - User Centric, Inc.  →

    While touch screen technology is no longer a novel concept, the meteoric rise in adoption of Android and iOS devices over the past few years has helped the touch screen phone market reach critical mass with an estimated 28% of mobile phone users in the United States owning Smartphones. There are over 700,000 applications across iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia, and other platforms making the need to differentiate even greater. User Centric recognizes this and having run more than 1,000 participants on touch screen devices, provides some tips for developers to consider when designing for these applications.

  12. 10 Key Considerations for Your Mobile Web Design Strategy →

    10 Key Considerations for Your Mobile Web Design Strategy
    Brian Casel is a web designer and co-host of Freelance Jam, the live web show for independent professionals who build the web. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam. There’s no turning back now. The web has gone mobile. More users are accessing the web from more places on more devices than…

  13. iPhone Design Guidelines →

    Human Interface guidelines

    (Source: mobiledesign.com)

  14. 4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other →

    4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other
    Fourteen years ago, in my first job where my title was “Information Architect,” I clashed with a designer. We were working at a large advertising agency that was known for stunning design work. The art directors wielded a level of power at the agency that I have never seen anywhere else, and …