Creative Community Bulletin 6 January 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.

  • The Surprising Ways Social Media Posts Bias Hiring Managers
    “YOUR POTENTIAL BOSS MIGHT HAVE FORMED AN OPINION ABOUT YOU BEFORE YOU WALK THOUGH THE DOOR. A NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT NEARLY A THIRD OF COMPANIES SCOURED SOCIAL MEDIA AND CUT CANDIDATES FROM CONSIDERATION BEFORE MEETING THEM. WHAT THEY LOOK FOR…
  • Why Printer Ink Should Be Packaged Like Chanel No. 5
    “IT’S NOT AS ABSURD AS YOU THINK. YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT PRINTER INK IS ACTUALLY COSTING YOU.”
  • This Video Game Inspired By M.C. Escher Is Interactive Puzzle And Straight Up Artwork
    “Monument Valley is an Escher-inspired game with puzzles that challenge the brain but visuals that stand on their own as wall-worthy art.”
  • Making an Awesome Photo Book

    “So I was very pleased to find that they now support “PDF to Book” capabilities, which means I could design my own book using a product like Adobe InDesign. This new process gives a few distinct advantages:”

  • Apple Takes A Step Backwards From Flat Design
    “Hate minimalism? A new option in iOS 7.1 developer preview allows users to turn on “button shapes,” bringing back a bit of skeuomorphism to Apple’s latest OS.
  • Google Makes You Smarter, Facebook Makes You Happier, Selfies Make You A Better Person

    “WRITER SHERRY TURKLE IS USING SELFIES TO PROMOTE A POPULAR ARGUMENT: THAT TECHNOLOGY HARMS THE WAY WE RELATE TO EACH OTHER. BUT SHE’S WRONG AND OUTDATED–AND LISTENING TO HER MAKES US MISS WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT.”

  • What Does a UX Designer Actually Do?

    “I still remember the first time I came across the term “User Experience Designer”. It was years ago, embedded in the email signature of a friend of mine—someone whose job I never quite understood. So I asked him.”

  • You Don’t Need To Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers

    “There’s a reason most “conventional” career advice sucks: the world is changing at a rapid clip. When well-meaning mentors give advice based on their experiences decades ago, it’s kind of like teaching someone how to drive using a horse and buggy.”

  • A Survival Guide To Web Fonts

    “Basic type design became something of a forgotten art, but it’s come back into vogue again as a way to fight software bloat. Then again, it also helps to understand the ins and outs of modern embedded typefaces as well.”

  • For Start-Ups, the Ultimate Goal is Becoming a Verb

    “When starting a new Web site or Internet service, most technologists are aiming to sell to a larger company or gain hundreds of millions of users. But for some there is an even bigger glory than cash: their company name becomes a verb.”

  • Establish Lunch Traditions with Your Coworkers to Boost Productivity
    “According to productivity analyst Sociometric Solutions, employees that ate together in large groups communicated more. The effect was particularly pronounced when compared with more intimate seating options:”
  • How to get creative with your domain name registration

    “The list of important factors when naming your startup is practically endless, and there are many common roadblocks when it comes down to choosing the final name. Once you’ve racked your brain and come up with a couple of potentially perfect ideas, you then have to figure out if the domain name is actually available.”

  • The Importance & Impact of Color

    “Josef Albers was an accomplished designer, typographer, photographer, painter and color theorist, who’s best known for revolutionizing the application of color. He created the ultimate learning tool with his book, Interaction of Color, first published in 1963. With lessons in color theory alongside practical exercises, Albers encourages you not only to read, but actively experiment with colors to fine tune your ability and perception. Help develop your eye for color, and the sense for color relationships with this resource, now available as a stunning iPad app, as reported by Gizmodo.

  • Why Companies Are Terrible At Spotting Creative Ideas
    “COGNITIVE BIASES CAN KEEP US FROM ASSESSING CREATIVITY WITH A CLEAR MIND. HERE’S HOW TO GET AROUND THEM.”
  • Use a Plagiarism Checker to Get References for a Research Paper
    “When you run your paper through a checker, you’ll get a bunch of sources you can use to quickly assemble a bibliography. This takes less work than figuring it out yourself through the books. Here are a few checkers you can use:”
  • New year, new calendar strategy: 10 hacks for staying organized in 2014

    “But, when it comes to keeping your work and family life organized, there’s a way to stay on track. The secret: using your electronic calendar as more than just a date keeper.”

  • 9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You

    “They are the creators of beautiful logos, awesome labels, and creative typographic layouts. Some have been featured in typography magazines, major news publications, & adobe forums across the world. Scroll down and discover the world of type design, custom lettering, & calligraphy with these amazing type designers & letterers.

  • 9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You

    “They are the creators of beautiful logos, awesome labels, and creative typographic layouts. Some have been featured in typography magazines, major news publications, & adobe forums across the world. Scroll down and discover the world of type design, custom lettering, & calligraphy with these amazing type designers & letterers.

  • 9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You

    “They are the creators of beautiful logos, awesome labels, and creative typographic layouts. Some have been featured in typography magazines, major news publications, & adobe forums across the world. Scroll down and discover the world of type design, custom lettering, & calligraphy with these amazing type designers & letterers.

  • Customers Want the Dream More Than the Product

    “Quality is what we make. It’s what we stand for. It’s what we believe in. But it is not how we will sell our jeans. People have desires and dreams and you have to learn how to make your product fit into them.

    People buy a lifestyle, an image, a purpose, a superiority, part of a small elite club, rejection of the norm. Part of your job will be to understand their desires, and make sure what you make appeals to them.”

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