Design Business Links 12 March 2014
Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.
- Kids Can Learn Programming Basics With “Make Your Own Flappy Bird” In 20 Minutes
“Kids have a new incentive to learn programming. Thanks to Code.org, they can design their own Flappy Bird game in 20 minutes. The “Make Your Own Flappy Bird” tutorial is designed for kids as young as six-year olds. It’s a great idea to leverage a popular game and tap into its global craze for teaching kids about the basics of programming. Children don’t even have to dive into intricate blocks of code and worry about functions, return values, loops and conditionals. It’s 20 minutes of fun.
- 9 Ways Startup CEOs Can Help Their Teams Avoid Burnout“Nine founders share their advice on how to help your team step back and decompress.
- Seven Downloads and Extensions to Make Dropbox Even More Awesome
“Dropbox is easily the internet’s favorite cloud storage provider—at the very least it’s our favorite. There are plenty of clever things you can do with it right out of the box (get it?). However, there’s also no shortage of apps and extensions you can get to make using Dropbox itself even easier.P
- Why You Should have a Messy Desk“Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain. What is one thing these three visionaries have in common?
They all had very messy workspaces.”
- AIGA: Rejustified, Christopher Simmons
“I’ve gone from one of the most outspoken critics of AIGA’s Justified design competition, to an entrant, winner, judge and now competition chair. This article explains how the competition (and I) have changed, and why more designers should consider entering it.
- The 10 Stages of the Creative Process
“Listen to your hunches, sponge up ideas, let them marinate, and know when you’re done.
- 20+ Free Sets of Line Icons for UI / UX Design“Outline or line icons are certainly one of the key design UI elements in mobile apps and web designs especially when designing in iOS 7 style. As a designer, you may always need to have a collection of various icons, especially free icons to h…
- End With The Beginning In Mind
“But the challenge for creatives is that we often don’t know what that end should be. We are working our way toward the end as we go about our work each day, iterating, collaborating, and pressing toward our (often vague) objectives. If we endeavor to prematurely determine the solution to our creative struggle, we will likely wind up (a) blocked, (b) under-performing, or © burned out. We must honor the role of process, no matter how far it leads us into uncertainty.
- Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major“Every technology has a great story behind it, but not always a great storyteller.