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 OUTDATEDAND 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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