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Inspirational Stories

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Here is a list of the best stories I collected over time from many of the wonderfully inspiring stories available on the web and elsewhere. If one of those stories resonates with you, moves you …

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Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

November 26, 2012 – 9:51 am | No Comment | 3,441 views
Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

Before 1933 London’s various underground lines had been laid out geographically over the roadway of a city map. Here is an example from 1919:

Harry Beck an English engineering draftsman at the …

Mind-blowing Animations of Molecular Machines inside Your Body!

November 24, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment | 289 views
Mind-blowing Animations of Molecular Machines inside Your Body!

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do. Drew Berry wants to change that. In this talk, he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help you see processes within …

Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

November 24, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment | 397 views
Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

Google Blockly is a visual programming language that allows you to easily combine blocks of logic and functionally.

Look at the Maze Demo to get an impression how it works (Note: It …

Creatures of the Deep: Underwater Astonishments!

November 10, 2012 – 12:17 pm | No Comment | 3,840 views
Creatures of the Deep: Underwater Astonishments!

The ocean is full of mysterious creatures like the Immortal Jellyfish, the only known immortal animal on Earth that potentially lives forever or this bioluminescent deep-sea jellyfish called the Atolla wyvillei. This bioluminescent jellyfish puts …

The Amazing Peacock Spider

August 25, 2012 – 11:10 am | One Comment | 631 views
The Amazing Peacock Spider

Australia is home to many strange and unusual animals. However this tiny jumping spider only found in Queensland and New South Wales is the sort of thing the average Sydney bushwalker would pass right by. …

The ROI of User Experience

July 10, 2012 – 12:08 pm | No Comment | 396 views
The ROI of User Experience

In this short animated video Dr. Susan Weinschenk demonstrates how user centered design results in significant return on investment (ROI):
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Transcript:
User experience is the science and art of …