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Weekly inspirations: March 18, 2013

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

 

Talent Isn’t Fixed and Other Mindsets That Lead to Greatness

In the creative world, we spend a lot of time talking about “talent.” If we believe that someone’s talent is fixed—including our own—we are effectively writing off any options for growth. But if we believe that talent, or intelligence, or any other ability, evolves as a result of how much effort we put in, the opportunities are endless. This article is an interesting perspective on how to keep growing through your career. Read the article here.

Improving Usability And User Experience Through Consistent Web Design

We can be influenced by an infinite number of web sites but a consistent web design is something growing increasingly rare. Having a consistent website design not only adds usability to the website but assist in improving the user experience, as a result of which you have lower bounce rates, returning visitors and many more advantages to name. This article is about how a consistent design can play a vital role in improving website usability and offer a pleasant user experience. Read the article here.

7 Lessons From the World’s Most Captivating Presenters

If you have ever seen me present at a conference or read this blog for any period of time you know that I obsessed with the art of the presentation. I liked this article because it is a combination of an article and SlideShare deck that outlines 7 Lessons From the World’s Most Captivating Presenters. The insights in this article are a great foundation for improving your own presentation style. Read the article here.

The 10 Commandments for Giving a Perfect Presentation

Another great article that outlines 10 foundational insights everyone should follow when doing presentation at a conference or at work. Read the article here.

TickTock

The guys from The Incredible Machine wanted to make the clock relevant again by connecting it to the web. The prototype is based on a small computer called Raspberry Pi and combines different Google calendars in real-time. In this way the clock will always show the updated calendars of the whole family or work team. See the clock in action here.

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