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Vuk Trifkovic

Nest in Suburbia

Connected home in the city

We might disagree on what is and is not IoT. We will all agree that the "learning thermostat" Nest is it.

Seeing Nest's recent video promoting their Works with Nest programme piqued my interest.

Nest Propaganda

"Nest propaganda" as Bruce Sterling had it is predictably polished piece of . . .

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October 31, 2014

Three Links & Brutalism

CW43'14

I - 1990s Web makes a comeback

If it is in NY Mag and in Fast Company Design, it has got to be true.

I have not tried Facebook's Room yet, but following up on Ello's VC round and restructuring as public benefit corporation and the Tilde.Club, it feels like a genuine trend.

What's behind the trend? I . . .

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October 25, 2014

Three Links & Saltimporten

CW42'14

I - "Aerial Bold - the typeface of the Earth"

Typography is all around, just we can't always see it.

Benedikt and Joey have a plan to scan satellite imagery and OpenStreetMap to discover letterforms '"written" into the topology of buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes'.

A bit . . .

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October 19, 2014

Three links & ciggie-pack footy kits

CW41'14

I - "While the world is discussing what to do with IS, Kurdish women are doing it"

At the start of the week I thought the link will be about a set of photo portraits of YPJ members and about how Marie Claire (of all places) framed the issue.

By the end of the week, I guess the story got bigger. Whatever happens at . . .

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October 11, 2014

Why do we keep falling for "perfectly executing the wrong plan"?

Tomer Sharon at Wooga

UX talks are not rare these days in Berlin. Most are fairly forgettable. I'm glad I have not missed Tomer Sharon session organised by ├╝berproduct and Wooga.

As far as I could see, the deck presented was the same as the one from Google I/O 2014.

Lean, user research, yadda, yadda

The delivery was predictably . . .

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October 09, 2014

Three links & an Arduino Project

CW40'14

I - Prototyping primer by Wildcard

Everyone is after good Prototyping tools. I've been big fan of Marvel since it was simple, straight out of Haggerston and since the founder is always quick to reach out on Twitter.

Card-tastic crew at Wildcard have much more experience and have shared it in a recent Smashing Magazine . . .

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October 03, 2014

Three Links & a Sketch

CW 39'14

I - DDR Design acknowledged

Karl Claus Dietel, design star of DDR, joined Joop and Spiekermann as a laureate of Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

You might remember him from Wartburg 353 or Erika typewriter.

Don't forget, Dessau stayed in the East and Dietel studied at local Kunsthochschule Weissensee, . . .

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Setember 26, 2014

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