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My weekly inspirations: January 14, 2013

Jan14Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

Ten Proven Ways to Create Better Stories And Persuade People

Storytelling works.But why should you have to incorporate this flowery style into your writing? A lot of folks are averse to telling stories because they believe that “the facts” are the most persuasive pieces of content they can deliver. It’s not, and this article does a great job of laying out 10 ways to create better stories. Read the article here.

After 199 Check-ins, 41 Photos, And 18 Badges I Quit Foursquare – Here’s Why

Nat Salvione, who works in business development for a startup called Tango Card, wrote an email to explaining why he quit using Foursquare and is “loving it” for almost a year.Nat’s thoughts are interesting in part because Foursquare is going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment as last week research firm PrivCo made a stunning prediction that the startup will “fail” by the end of 2013. Read the article here.

Design Trends 2013 – Flat And Minimal

One of the new trends in terms of digital design, especially interface design, is the return of simple, flat and typographical design. We can say that Microsoft might have started that back in 2007 when they launched the Zune with its beautiful typographic based interface. Despite the failure of the product, that UI was improved and applied to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 interface design. More and more apps for all platforms adopting a more minimalistic approach. Read the article and see examples of the work here.

Reminder: Design is still about words

A nice reminder and love note to all the great copywriters in your life. Read the article here.

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