Link Drop (week 32 of 2012)

  • An Unexpected Ass Kicking Great post by Joel Runyon, who talks about getting schooled by Russel Kirsch. 2 takeaways: 1) Nothing is withheld from us which we have conceived to do. 2) Do things that have never been done. The first meaning: if you’ve conceived something in your mind, decide to do it, and are willing to put in the work – nothing can stop you. The second is fairly self-explanatory but carries the extra weight of it coming from the guy who invented the very thing that’s letting me type these words out on the internet.
  • NASA: First full resolution Mars images from Curiosity Rover If this doesn't inspire you, you need to watch some Star Trek.
  • Disney Researchers Augment Touch Sensation with REVEL "Presenting at SIGGRAPH earlier this week, Disney researchers showed off REVEL, experimental technology for adding virtual textures to everyday objects using electrical charge. You can touch two-dimensional objects, projections or objects in the distance and receive sensation of touching a texture or even a whole, complete three-dimensional object."
    /via @paperequator
  • XOXCO - Is it time for password-less login?
  • | Free UI Kit PSD
  • Forcing scroll bars to appear on an element in WebKit Stack Overflow comes to the rescue on CSS overflow issues where the scrollbars are now hidden on Mac OS webkit browsers. Nice.
  • The Bricks - Photoshop User Interface Framework
  • Wikipedia Redefined New! agency Wikipedia redesign project. Looks for the ways how to make it better, reader or editor friendlier, clearer and aesthetically satisfying.
  • Context-Rich Scenarios Make UX Projects Manageable
  • Sketchcamp San Diego | A Design Day for UX folks Sketchcamp SD is a one-day unconference in San Diego where UX professionals share and learn sketching techniques that can be applied to user experience design.
  • Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See on Vimeo “This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”