Bill R

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Replacing The User Story With The Job Story

I’ve written about the problem with user stories before. At the time, I found it better to just have the team talk over proposed changes to the …

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits

We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist …

Photography

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

How Groove Files Help You Get A More Natural Feel In Ableton Live

One of Live’s most loved features is its groove functionality. In this four-minute video from the course Ableton live FastTrack 202, Ableton expert …

Improve Your Photography by Learning to Light a Simple Cube

As a continuation of his “Laws of Light” video series, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens describes a variety of ways to light a simple white cube on …

Ableton Live 9 ~ MIDI ~ RTFM! Tutorial

Midi

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

Quantum Mechanics

Jealous much? Envious identified as the most common personality type

In social settings, some people choose not to cooperate in order to be better than everyone else.<p>When faced with a dilemma or a task that requires …

5 Myths of Digital Photography

Myths and misconceptions persist because they’re either compelling or no one bothers to correct them. For photographers, many myths of digital …

Cameras

The Wing is a Tiny, Ingenious Camera Slider with No Rails

Edelkrone’s motto, lately, seems to be: “Why not? Let’s give it a shot!” It’s the spirit behind products like their StandPLUS, the “reinvented …

Portable

The Best Mockup & Wireframing Design Tools & Apps for UI/UX Designers

The best mockup & wireframing design tools & apps introduce to UI/UX designers. Updated continually.<p>Prototyping/wireframing tools are the best communi …

We want walls: the future of office design - and the demise of open plan

It was supposed to herald a new age of modern, collaborative co-working - but is it all over for the open-plan office?<p>Increasingly, open plan, wall-free working spaces, still used by the vast majority of UK businesses, are being supplanted by flexible layouts, with spaces for concentration as well …

Are We Living in a Simulated Reality?

<b>Categories</b>Consciousness, Esoteric, Multidimensionality, Nanice Ellis, Our Universe, Recommended Reading, The Matrix, Wake Up4th August 2016 By Nanice …

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

How to Use Ableton Live 9.7 New Features

YouTube

MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind the great leap forward in human evolution

<i>Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and …

My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

One of the greatest illusions I’ve had to overcome in my life is that I’m a rational human being. Sure I try to be, and sometimes I might succeed. …

Critical Thinking in Genocide Prevention: How We Think Matters

"Are we still of any use?"<p>Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?<p>In the face of …

In Amsterdam, Researchers Are Testing A Flower Grown To Suck Up Smog

A new type of honeysuckle, called Green Junkie, may work as an urban air filter.<p>Next to a busy residential street in Amsterdam, a series of plant-filled tubes is part of a new experiment that asks: Can specially grown flowers suck more smog from the air?<p>Researcher measuring how a new type of …

This Natural Fungus Powder Could Be The Next Substitute For Sugar In Processed Foods

It could be a lot healthier than both sugar and artificial sweeteners.<p>In the future, you might sweeten your coffee by adding a spoonful of powdered fungus. This delicious-sounding solution might be a lot healthier than sugar or artificial sweeteners, because it doesn’t actually sweeten the food at …

This is How a Camera Adds 10 Pounds

It’s commonly said that a camera adds 10 pounds, making you look heavier than you actually are. Here’s a striking animated GIF that shows how much …

How to Hire a UX Designer | Vitamin T

<i>We chatted with UX Director David Krovitz to find out what he looks for in a bona fide UXer and how other companies can follow his lead.</i><p><i>Currently the</i> …

Is a Full Frame Camera Really Worth It? D610 vs D7100 Real World Test

Since I got my Nikon D7000 camera 6 years ago I’ve used it almost everyday. That is a lot of shutter clicks, 148,558 to be exact. It looks like I …

Cameras

Quantum Living: Epigenetics And Exercise: How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

Are you ready for a DNA make-over that's guaranteed to help you get slimmer, stronger, happier and overall in great shape?<p>It's called Epigenetics, a cutting-edge new science that studies how our gene expression is influenced and changed by a whole host of factors--from diet, exercise, and …

Freaky New Evidence Suggests Your Immune System Could Be Controlling Your Behaviour

"Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system."<p>We all like to think of ourselves as totally unique, independent individuals, …

Neuroscience

Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

The UX of Learning UX is Broken

July 11, 2016It’s May of 1999, the heart of the dot-com boom. I walk into my first “professional” job as an information architect (what we would call …

UX Design

UX Trends to keep in mind for Designing in 2016

June 23, 2016User experience (UX) design has evolved significantly over the last several years. In the past, UX and web design could almost be used …

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

Street Photography

Here’s How To Improve Your Mixes Using Sends Returns

This 9 minute video tutorial on Sends & Returns is essentially viewing for producers and mixing engineers who might tend to shy away from using these …