Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 13 April 2015
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer
It’s an amazing piece of engineering. Made of segmented leather, the strap is amazingly flexible and articulate — I laughed out loud when it magically closed around my wrist.
Inside each leather segment is a tiny magnet that holds the clasp closed. It’s a great piece of technological magic.
- Should Clean Reader Be Allowed to Censor eBooks?
- LinkedIn CEO Says Lynda.com Deal ‘Last Piece of Puzzle’ – Bloomberg BusinessJeff Weiner, chief executive officer of LinkedIn Corp., talks about the $1.5 billion purchase of online-education company Lynda.com. He speaks from Carpinteria, California, with Bloomberg Television’s Cory Johnson. (Source: Bloomberg)Tags: Lynda.com L…
- First version of SpecimenDropper for InDesign – create font specimensWith SpecimenDropper for Mac* you can automatically create multiple typeface specimens: Drop one or more fonts onto the app. It builds a specimen-file for every font and opens it for you in InDesign.Tags: InDesign Typography
- A Social Network Designed to Combat DepressionRobert Morris is taking the opposite approach. Starting with the desired effect of helping people deal with depression, he developed Panoply, a crowdsourced website for improving mental health. The site, which was the focus of his doctoral thesis at MIT Media Lab, trained users to reframe and reassess negative thoughts, embedding an established technique called cognitive behavioral therapy in an engaging, unthreatening interface. After a study confirmed the site’s effectiveness, Morris formed a company and is now working on turning the idea into a polished consumer app.
- Sign Electronic Documents with Your Own Handwritten SignatureDigital signatures are a legally binding way to affirm your agreement to PDF documents. They can include your name, your organization information, your e-mail address, and the date and reason you signed the document. Typically, though, digital signatu…
- Google Purges Hundreds of Maliscious Extensions from ChromeTens of millions of users who visit Google sites use a browser loaded with malicious add-ons, research suggests.Tags: Google Chrome spyware malware
- The Shut-In Economy — Medium
- Working with Adobe Slate – a mini guide for teachersSo how might a teacher like me use Slate to tell my story?Tags: k12 edu elearning
- How to Hire Freelancers Who Make Your Content Better
- Inside Manhattan’s Adorable New Pencil Shop“My love for pencils stems from many things. I was definitely influenced by my mother’s obsession with nice pencils but mostly I just grew to appreciate them on my own. In school it’s cool to use a mechanical pencil, but most of them are cheap, the lead breaks and they’re generally just truly awful. I made it a point to always have an arsenal of freshly sharpened pencils with me from a young age and grew to appreciate the feeling of writing with something so tactile. The smell of the wood, and the sensation of sharpening—nothing beats it, really.”