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Weekly inspirations: September 16, 2013

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

 

The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

The Uber app for iOS is today getting a couple of new features centered around estimated times of arrival. The app now lets you share your ETA with contacts from the app, letting them know exactly when you’ll arrive. They continue to impress in finding new ways to extend their app in creative ways like the recent functionality where you could call an ice cream truck and now this great feature that everyone could find useful. Read the article here.

The Verge Interview with Wylie Dufresne

For years I have been fascinated with and been a participant in the modernist cuisine movement which looks to combine a better understanding of science with new technology in the cooking process.  For me it is a huge inspiration to my creative process because I  think it parallels my day job where I am asked to be creativity to constantly changing technology. WD50 is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC run by its chef and owner Wylie Dufresne. Wylie is a great guy who I have talked with on many occasions and I think this recent interview with The Verge given a great insight into the restaurant, to Wylie as a chef and to what the modernist cuisine is really about. Watch the video here.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Digital Teams

As digital becomes part of every line of business, effective marshaling of digital capabilities is a critical competency. Management is often maligned (sometimes for good reason!), but strong management is an important differentiator in both digital delivery and in aligning that delivery to strategic goals. This article looks at some of the best ways to manage a digital teams to keep engagement and output high.Read the article here.

Kenneth Cole uses Vine mosaic to document his Spring 2014 collection

The theme of Kenneth Cole’s Spring 2014 show on Saturday was “Your Point Of View Depends On Your Points Of View,” which was brought to life by professional Vine photographer who documented the event.It was all captured in a dynamic online mosaic so that fans could watch all of the behind-the-scenes prep, exclusive designer interviews, and the models hanging out backstage. Experience the Kenneth Cole View Points mosaic here.

By Waving Your Smartphone, You Can Redesign Arcade Fire’s Amazing New Music Video

Over the last few decades, technology has changed movies, music, and TV dramatically. Even though we now watch the things almost exclusively on the web, little has changed about videos since their MTV hey day. In terms of adding interactivity to the mix, though, few bands have taken things as far as Arcade Fire, and the group’s latest clip is no exception. It’s a totally new type of experience that lets you paint effects on the screen with your smart phone as the video plays. Read all about it and check it out for yourself here.

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Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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