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Weekly inspirations: October 7, 2013

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

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

 

Clothes Hangers Use Facebook To Display The Number Of “Likes” An Item Has

The Brazilian-based retailer C&A has digital hangers that display the number of Facebook “Likes” each item has. The hangers are connected to C&A’s Facebook, and every time someone “Likes” an item on its social media page, the numbers displayed on the hangers go up in-store. Read the article and watch a video about it here.

How I Taught Steve Jobs To Put Design First

I thought this was a really interesting interview with Hartmut Eesslinger who is the founder of Frog Design and creator of Apple’s Snow White design language talks about convincing Steve Jobs to empower designers.Read the article here.

The Science Behind Using Online Communities To Change Behavior

I thought this was a really interesting article from behavioral psychologist Sean Young on how through research they have found that newly created online communities can change people’s behaviors by addressing 5 key psychological needs. Read the article here.

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

IF they are run by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing, design critiques can be long, painful and unfocused experiences that create more confusion than solutions. This article outlines 9 rules that will help make sure that your critiques are focused and useful for everyone involved. Read the article here.

Frameless – A column based responsive framework

Frameless is an interesting approach to responsive design that is based on columns and not pixels. It has you make a regular fixed width grid that can be repeated infinitely and centered in the viewport. It isn’t a framework which means that you will have to do the designing and coding for yourself. You can see all the details and download templates from Github here.

75 amazing uses of HTML5

Although it’s technically still in development HTML5 is ready to use today to build websites and web apps. This article aggregates some great examples of HTML5 in action to see exactly what you can achieve with it. Not only will we bring you some the best examples of HTML5 websites around, you’ll also get to hear from the designers who made them just how they achieved their goals. Read the article and see the work 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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 I think the @supremenewyork X @mtanyctransit mash up is pretty genius. Finally got my hands on one today but after seeing the prices on eBay I may flip it before long. #supreme #supremenewyork #mta  A pile of pugs and a @steelers blanket - what else do you need on a day off? #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #steelers #yinz #burghproud #herewegosteelers  FYI - it's pronounced 'art' not 'toy'. These @huckgee pieces are hand made and can take up to a year to produce. #huckgee #robotech #mech #robot #urbanvinyl  Happy Valentines Day to @thechiclibrary - love of my life fierce and true. #chic #nyfw #fashion #love  Because of Snowmaggeddon in NYC I'm having to do my meetings from home today and apparently everyone thinks they are a Creative Director in this house. #pug #pugsofinstagram #design #creativedirector #puglife #designer #dogismycopilot
 Thanks to @the_villainess for an amazing work in progress shot of the soon to be crown jewel of our collection - a huge (8' wide) commission from @tristaneaton based on the lives of @thechiclibrary and I. Can't thank him enough knowing how busy he is and I'm SO F*CKING EXCITED!!! #streetart #streetartist #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural  @visionaireworld X @louisvuitton from back in the day when Kidrobot actually made art toys #louisvuitton #lv #kidrobot #visionaire #visionaireworld #monogram #louisvuittonmonogram #murakami #takashimurakami  Got a vintage @huckgee Skullleader as a new addition to the collection #urbanvinyl #huckgee #mech #robotech #robot  @thechiclibrary in full effect at New York Fashion week for the photographers tonight in @ika_editions @blackscale and @tomford #nyfw #newyorkfashionweek  Forgot to mention I got to see @huckgee new Skullhead mech work in progress which I think is one of the best pieces he has ever done. I already put in dibs on at least one. #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #urbanvinyl
 Extremely honored to have been chosen by @ghoshal and @erondu to join 25 design leaders from AirBnB, Uber, Facebook, Slack, Google Ventures, IDEO and more for High Resolution, a 25 episode video series on design. Look for my episode focusing on creativity and leadership coming soon. @highrespodcast #creativity #leadership #design #podcast  Spent the morning with @the_chris_buck new book Uneasy which is a fantastic look at the work of one of the most creative people I know. Get your copy at chrisbuckuneasy.com #chrisbuck #photography #photographer #portraitphotography #portrait #portraits  Some days I feel like I should wear this @huckgee armor to work. #huckgee #urbanvinyl #mech #armor #toy #kidrobot #dunny  If you listen to The #CrazyOne podcast you have @lukewessman to thank for it. He gave me the push to finally launch it and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is a constant inspiration, someone who makes me want to be a better man and I always feel lucky to count him as one of my friends. Thanks for the support brother. #crazyones #lukewessman #tattooartist #lag #crazyone  @nychos under scaffolding in Haight Ashbury #streetart #streetartist #nychos #streetartofficial #streetartsf

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