Kurt Madsen

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The Planet of the Apes series is quietly showing the world how to reboot a franchise right

And Hollywood should take note<p>The trailer for the third film in the modern Planet of the Apes reboot, <i>War</i> <i>for</i> <i>the Planet of the Apes</i>, was released earlier this morning, and based on this admittedly early impression, the story will build on the rapidly escalating conflict between the apes and humans …

Kids use Legos to understand rules of computer coding

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - With the world of technology getting more complex each day, teachers at the discovery station in Hagerstown are taking it back to …

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These delightful animated GIFs capture tiny scenes from classic movies

Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated GIF in an art project called Low Poly Scenes. So far, he's adapted scenes from films such as <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Free Willy</i>, <i>Indiana Jones,</i> and <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, as well as television shows such as <i>Game</i> …

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The Capacity To Be Alone

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who …

Existentialism

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For the last two months I have been wearing this “watch” and it has quickly become my favorite accessory. As someone who constantly worries about …

All Good Logos Are Modernist Logos, Really

Jens Müller is something of a logo detective. The Düsseldorf, Germany-based designer finds logomarks—in old magazines, books on design, sometimes in …

Entropy Crushers ›

It’s hard to know where to start with this piece. It’s classic Rands. But it also hits close to home after discussing the validity of product managers recently. There are so many quotable bits from this essay, but let me share those that caught my attention.<p>First, he wisely takes the time to frame the discussion. What is the difference between project, product, and program managers?<p>A project manager is responsible for shipping a product, whereas a product manager is responsible for making sure …

193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is the greatest and most-influential comic book artist that’s ever lived. He laid the foundation for the entire Marvel …

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20+ Comics That introverts Will Understand

Are you an "innie" or an "outie"? No, I'm not talking about your belly button! I mean are you an introvert or an extrovert?<p>Statistics show that …

How The Grid Will Automate Web Design Without Killing The Designer

Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence?<p>Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence and machine learning? That’s the question, more or less, which will likely plague The Grid long after the company launches its new website creation and hosting platform.<p>The …

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice

In the future, the design around us will sweat the small stuff, writes Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro.<p>Choice is overrated.<p>Recently, I decided to buy Monopoly to play with my son. What I was sure would be a quick decision on Amazon turned into a learning experience for both of us. Did you know there are …

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

7 free resources every product designer needs

Being a product designer comes with a host of challenges. And those challenges range from the purely technical — such as wrangling a thousand …

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The University of Glasgow’s <i>Historical Thesaurus of English</i> is a unique resource charting the development of meaning in the huge and varied vocabulary …

Bright Futures: How Do-It-Yourself Science Fiction Films Predict the Unpredictable

Sanderson's First Law

<b>Introduction</b><p>I like magic systems. That’s probably evident to those of you who have read my work. A solid, interesting and innovative system of magic …

A Gift to the World

We're so comfy, we're still getting the 2014 schedule together! Check back tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 21, Eastern Time) for a list of what's going …

Geek Humor

Inkling's E-Books Put the Consumer in Charge

The invention of the Kindle, we're still consuming flat text files on devices capable of so much more.<p>Inkling, a digital publishing company founded …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

A Guide To Designing Touch Keyboards (With Cheat Sheet)

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>When faced with a suboptimal touch keyboard implementation, users lose confidence in the website, and some even doubt …

Designing For Emotion With Hover Effects

<i>The blink rate of Apple’s MacBook in sleep mode falls within the average breathing rate of a resting adult. (Image source: Michael Stillwell)</i><p>To take …

Responsive Navigation On Complex Websites

In our latest project for a public health organization, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), we started with audience research to find out the …

Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue

A while back, Elliot Nash discussed the responsibility of the designer. Designers “want control of the entire user experience,” he said. “We want to …