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Photographer Demonstrates Use of Light, Motion and Long Exposures in Photo Series 'Trajectory'

The combination of light and motion always makes for some pretty amazing results. Slow shutter speeds capture images of light in motion in the most …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts

Apple’s “Designed in California” ad inadvertently demonstrates the most fundamental problem of the personal electronics age, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it.<p>“This is it. This is what matters. The experience of a product.”<p>These are the opening words of Apple’s heartstring-tugging “Designed …

Watch Douglas Engelbart Give The Greatest Presentation In History

Douglas Engelbart, most famous for inventing the computer mouse, has died at 88. Here, we celebrate him giving the most incredible technical demonstration of all time.<p>The first time I watched the Mother of All Demos, I thought I was being pranked. And as I realized it was real, I got chills.<p>Douglas …

A Lightning-Fast Way To Make A Digital Prototype

A step-by-step guide to turning a storyboard into a prototype for user testing, from Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Missed the other previous posts? Here are Parts I, II, III, IV, and V</i>.]<p>At …

The Myth of the Komodo Dragon’s Dirty Mouth

In 1969, an American biologist named Walter Auffenberg moved to the Indonesia island of Komodo to study its most famous resident—the Komodo dragon. This huge lizard—the largest in the world—grows to lengths of 3 metres, and can take down large prey like deer and water buffalo. Auffenberg watched …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft

If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other innovators, then made them slightly better.<p>Apple’s WWDC keynote was largely about catching up. Fix iCloud. Release a subscription music service. And ditch all the …