Kareem Elgendy

241 Flips | 24 Magazines | 241 Likes | 2 Following | 11 Followers | @kareem_elgendy | Architecture, Marketing, and City Planning. In the business of discovering things and bringing them together.

Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet, 2017 Edition

There are more ways than ever to get your photography noticed online—from photo sharing platforms like Instagram to online resume site LinkedIn. If …

What Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Actually Do

When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a …

These Are the 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing

We asked the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work, the longtime partner for <i>Fortune’s</i> list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, to …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

18 Insider Web Design Tricks to Simplify Your Process & Workflow

Over time, every web designer collects their own stash of tricks to make work easier – hacks, workflows and insider information that only experience …

Web Design

33 social media groups you should know about

Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once in a while.<p>Joining a group of likeminded professionals is a great way to bounce around ideas, ask and answer questions and share industry news and tips.<p>…

Customer Service

New Web trends: immersive interaction design

Aside from the visual appeal, animations more importantly transition users between states of content. Transitions are the glue holding together all animated effects. How does the user get from one state to the next? What does each different state ask or tell the user to do? A smooth transition …

UI Design

How To Build A Data Visualization From Scratch

There’s no single formula for creating a great data visualization. Like so many things in life, the best way to learn is to simply watch the experts.<p>In this exclusive video created by R/GA with <i>Fast Company</i>, the advertising agency’s data team explains the basics of the art and science of data viz. …

Rise of the utopian police state: How the unlikely triumph of Singapore transformed the world overnight

<b>Singapore (beboy via Shutterstock)</b><p>New York, Miami, London, Tokyo: All of them taking inspiration from a nation with a troubling human-rights record<p>Henry Grabar<p>March 29, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, the founder and longtime leader of modern Singapore who died on Monday, is often …

Urban Design

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With ‘Spooky’ Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Quantum Mechanics

How A Small Business Can Automate Social Media And PR

Small businesses feel at a disadvantage when it comes to creating an effortless social media and PR plan that engages with a target audience and has an actual ROI. It’s a daunting task, and most small businesses end up throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.<p>Trust me, it ain’t …

Marketing

How a technical concept 'travels' the brain - Futurity

Seeing how learning a technical concept involves different brain regions might one day improve how we teach them.

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …

5 Unexpected Ways Meerkat Will Crush It For Sales And Marketing People

So, if you haven’t heard of Meerkat yet, don’t waste another minute in the dark. Go check them out.<p>In a nutshell, Meerkat allows you to live video stream to all of your Twitter followers. Think live TV on Twitter. Meerkat allows users to instantly live stream whatever it is they are doing directly …

Marketing

Keyword Research Tools for Content Marketing

Keyword research tools go well beyond finding the best keyword phrases and can be applied to help create better content topics.

Content Marketing

MOTIFO - Interior Design Architect Branding

Today we feature a great visual identity project by Tomasz Mazurczak. The project is for MOTIFO - Interior Design Architect. The project is super …

How To Tackle Content Marketing On A Budget

One way to drastically boost your content output potential while not burning a hole in your pocket is to leverage your employee’s expertise and incentivize them to contribute content in whatever way they can.<p>Perhaps the biggest benefit of a chief of content or an editorial owner is their ability to …

Marketing

Four things your startup should know before launching a PR campaign

Having worked with many Canadian startups looking for press coverage across North America, I've seen it all, textbook mistakes and huge wins in creating buzz globally.<p>It's important to know when to start, the right questions to ask your PR partner and how to come up with a plan that sticks. Here …

Three Killer Strategies For Creating Content That Gets Noticed

While content marketing is not a new phenomenon, it’s a fast moving target that is constantly evolving. In fact, 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing in their overall marketing strategy. As content creators and strategists, much of your inspiration for forming new material comes from …

Marketing

How OnePlus One's Marketing Strategy Made it So Desirable

It’s relatively new, and you can get it by invitation only.<p>It’s the smartphone that’s managed to dominate the market in a very short amount of time, an impressive feat accomplished largely due to a clever marketing plan. OnePlus One has earned the title as the new king of mid-range smartphones, and …

Marketing

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.<p>Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who possess …

15 Editorial Tools to Help You Outline, Write and Edit (Better and Faster)

Whether writing is part of your everyday routine or you're facing a major, one-time project, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember: even the …

Apps

10 fonts that work great for logo design

If you want to design unique logos or headings to easily attract the customers and readers, then here we have 10 awesome fonts which are easy to read …

Typography

7 Metrics All Entrepreneurs Must Track | Inc.com

When you're running a startup, there's a seemingly-endless list of things you've got to keep track of. But while metrics are important to all founders, the challenge becomes separating out the numbers that are truly important from the other 100 things you could track.<p>Here are seven metrics that …

Product Management

YouTube seems to be slipping, but it's actually well positioned to take on the rise of Facebook, Vine, and Snapchat

YouTube has recently received a knocking in the press for its reported lack of a profit and the massive video-view volume being achieved by competitors like Facebook and Vine and others, but profit and views are only part of the story.<p><b>If you would like to view the full version of this note and</b> …

6 Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Conversion Rate Optimization | Inc.com

I think that the main title is the clearest and most descriptive. If you think that one of the other titles works better, go for it.<p>Are you an entrepreneur? If so, then you need to know about conversion rate optimization. Specifically, you need to know <i>why</i> CRO matters (because it does), and <i>what</i> to …

AdWords

5 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns | Inc.com

There's little mystery behind how Pebble just sold over $15 million of its smartwatches with 22 days to go in its current Kickstarter campaign. It is an established brand with existing interested customers and tons of past press coverage, as well as the backing of Kickstarter itself. Not everyone …

Marketing

2030: How 4 smart cities are gearing up for the future

While the future (as a whole) is very much unwritten, the future of what our urban centers will look like is less uncertain.<p>We can assume, to a …

20 Funny Posters and Memes Designers Will Relate To

As designers, we come across many design memes and funny images. Today we searched Pinterest for some of the funniest and most acurate funny posters …

Graphic Design

The terrifying “smart” city of the future

Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies — with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates of …