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“TAKE THE WORST JOB AT THE BEST PLACE”

Wieden+Kennedy Portland executive creative director Mark Fitzloff

Great article and advice from Mark Fitzloff can be found here

(via escapekit)

uxcritique:

In the iOS 8 keyboard screenshot, is the shift key active or no? Unless you are an experienced user you’ll probably have to check what the other state of the shift key looks like before you can answer. There is no such confusion in the case of iOS 6. It is immediately obvious even to inexperienced users. 
When cues are based on the physical world the user interface tends to be immediately obvious. No learning or memorization needed. When designers eschew cues based on the physical world users have to learn and memorize the conventions chosen by the designer.

uxcritique:

In the iOS 8 keyboard screenshot, is the shift key active or no? Unless you are an experienced user you’ll probably have to check what the other state of the shift key looks like before you can answer. There is no such confusion in the case of iOS 6. It is immediately obvious even to inexperienced users. 

When cues are based on the physical world the user interface tends to be immediately obvious. No learning or memorization needed. When designers eschew cues based on the physical world users have to learn and memorize the conventions chosen by the designer.

humansofnewyork:

"I gave my three year old daughter some worthless coins, and jokingly told her that she was rich. She went and hid the coins away, and I forgot all about them. Around the same time, my oldest daughter got a bunch of money from her aunts and uncles for her birthday. A few months later, we needed money for food, and I asked my oldest daughter if we could use some of her birthday money. She refused. I almost started crying, because I thought then that I had completely failed as a parent. But suddenly, my youngest daughter appeared, and gave me back the handful of coins that I had given her."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"I gave my three year old daughter some worthless coins, and jokingly told her that she was rich. She went and hid the coins away, and I forgot all about them. Around the same time, my oldest daughter got a bunch of money from her aunts and uncles for her birthday. A few months later, we needed money for food, and I asked my oldest daughter if we could use some of her birthday money. She refused. I almost started crying, because I thought then that I had completely failed as a parent. But suddenly, my youngest daughter appeared, and gave me back the handful of coins that I had given her."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a visual artist, but the art world seems to be much more about politics than it is about talent. You have to continually go to galleries and events, so that you can shake the right hands and meet influential people. Extroverted artists seem to have a big advantage."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a visual artist, but the art world seems to be much more about politics than it is about talent. You have to continually go to galleries and events, so that you can shake the right hands and meet influential people. Extroverted artists seem to have a big advantage."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

delusioninabox:

Daily #650! Basically everyone else is like “FUN!” and “DOING THINGS!” and I’m more like “Work…question mark?” or “Sleep…question mark?”

delusioninabox:

Daily #650! Basically everyone else is like “FUN!” and “DOING THINGS!” and I’m more like “Work…question mark?” or “Sleep…question mark?”

escapekit:

IGEPA’s recycled world

Belgian design studio Coming Soon created a series of insects for IGEPA Benelux. They created beautifully stunning insects by mixing used and recycled paper.

wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”
"Uh huh."
"And I made some carnivorous birds.”
"You did indeed."
"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”
"I know, evolution. Those were nice."
"Well, I’ve got a new one."
"Great."
"Carnivorous… potatoes!”
"I’m sorry?"
"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”
"Are you serious?"
"Of course I’m serious." 
"Death by potato?" 
"That’s the idea." 
"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."
"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"
Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”

"Uh huh."

"And I made some carnivorous birds.”

"You did indeed."

"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”

"I know, evolution. Those were nice."

"Well, I’ve got a new one."

"Great."

"Carnivorous… potatoes!”

"I’m sorry?"

"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”

"Are you serious?"

"Of course I’m serious." 

"Death by potato?" 

"That’s the idea." 

"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."

"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0