Junichi Kimura

63 Flips | 6 Magazines | 16 Likes | 2 Followers | @sumiharu | Keep up with Junichi Kimura on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Junichi Kimura”

China will cap QR-code payments to tackle fraud

The move may help circumvent money laundering and other nefarious deeds.<p>China's central bank is issuing regulations over QR-code-based payments. Paying for things by scanning a barcode with the Alibaba or WeChat app is more common than using cash in the region and now the government wants to keep …

Bank of China

People still aren't buying smartwatches — and it's only going to get worse

Wearable technology still isn't catching up.<p>Despite a year full of exciting new smartwatches, tech-enabled clothing and jewelry, and fitness-activity trackers galore, the growth of the wearables market is still on the decline, according to a new report from the research firm eMarketer.<p>In fact, the …

Relaxed Taiwan Itinerary - Day Tours in And Around Taipei

A typical Taiwan itinerary ranges from 3 to 10 days but I would recommend spending more time in this beautiful country. Personally, I just wandered …

Taipei

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

Apple

A Year-Round Guide to Taipei Design Events

Large-scale design events began to pop up in Taipei only about a decade ago but have been flourishing.<p>In 2005, CAMPO Life Art Carnival, an artsy cultural fair, was first founded, and a year later, the Simple Life Festival was put together by Taiwanese musicians — connecting music and creative …

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Employment

Why Other People Wreck Brainstorms (And How To Stop Them)

The reason brainstorms devolve into groupthink has to do with the way memory works. Here’s how to get around that.<p>You’re probably brainstorming all wrong. Chances are you’re using some form of the rules that were initially devised by the adman Alex Osborn that started in the 1950s. His process …

日台港瑞典設計大師齊聚金點設計論壇 暢談「設計觀點」! 佐藤大從日常生活的小變化找靈感 瑞典大師申明簡單就是突顯最重要的概念 NEWS 金點設計獎

In the morning of December 1, 2016, from 9.30-12.20, the lavish Eslite Spectrum Performance Hall in Taipei’s historic Songshan Cultural and Creative …

Here's what happens on the airplane before you board your flight

American AirlinesFlight 998 from Orlando, Fla., landed atLos Angeles International Airportat 8:19 a.m. on a cloudy Tuesday morning, carrying 181 passengers.<p>The minute the A321 jet reached the gate, teams of workers swarmed the plane with the precision of a marching band. For good reason.<p>In less …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Real Life Objects Used as Playful Ingredients for Fabulous Fashion Illustrations

Though spaghetti makes for a tasty ingredient in the kitchen, it seems like it’d have an unlikely place in the fashion world. Illustrator Edgar Artis thinks differently. Kiwis, chocolate, bell peppers—these are all unconventional choices for evening gowns, yet the artist manages to transform them …

4 things every business traveler should do to avoid a stressful trip

iStock/sogcrt01<p>Traveling can be stressful, especially when you've got work to consider throughout your trip.<p>Thankfully, there are some tricks and tips that you can use to make your business trip as seamless as possible.<p>We spoke to Elaine Swann, an etiquette expert and former flight attendant who …

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Apple

Everything I learned about life in Japan, I learned from riding the subway

Regularly riding the subway was a new experience for me when I moved to Yokohama, Japan. As a former resident of Honolulu, and before that, a …

Millennials are twice as likely as anyone else to lie about being fired — and it says a lot about this generation

One finding stood out. According to the data, collected from 1,000 US-based full-time employees, people ages 25 to 34 were much less likely to admit having been fired from a previous job than older workers.<p>It's not that previous generations are pathologically honest — on the contrary, 56% of all …

Google Maps Is Going Offline, Will Make Traveling That Much Easier

Google Maps can take you anywhere. But frustrated travelers sometimes find themselves without Wi-Fi or data coverage, making it impossible to access their routes. Luckily, Google is trying to change that.<p>The company announced on Thursday that the company will be making Google Maps search and …

Google Maps

Apple Named World's Top Brand, But Watch Alibaba

Business News<p>Apple has reclaimed its crown as the world's most valuable brand, worth a staggering $247 billion, according to WPP and Millward Brown.<p>The tech behemoth triumphed in the advertising agencies' annual top 100 most valuable global brands report, published on Wednesday. The report ranked …

List-Worthy

Graphic need: it's time to bring design into the spotlight

From the moment you hit your alarm clock, you inhabit a world of graphic design ... but compared with architecture and fashion, it has a whisperingly low profile. Might plans for a new national centre kick it up a few font sizes?<p>You are bombarded with it every day, from the moment you stare …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Creative DIY Project Turns Coffee Pot into Adorable Terrarium

In this clever DIY project, an ordinary coffee pot that provides energy to millions of people in the morning has been repurposed to give life to plants. With just a few easy steps, a spare coffee pot can be transformed into a whimsical terrarium.<p>On her blog A Charming Project, creator Enid says …

Beautiful Moon Phases Calendar

If you've ever wanted to keep track of full moons and new moons, there's now this art print that can help. Designer Christy Nyboer of Little Lark has created this simple yet beautiful calendar that you can hang on your wall. Coming in several different styles, like platinum on white, gold on white, …

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

London Children’s Hospital Transformed by Fun Artwork

A recent renovation of London Children's Hospital combines multiple art styles and mediums to create a whimsical patchwork of kid-friendly designs. Young patients feel at home among the vibrant colors and exaggerated patterns that now decorate each ward, lobby and elevator. The three-year-old …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

This Tiny Cardboard Battery Is Like A Vitamin For Your Smartphone

Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your phone. It’s called the Mini Power. You just choose how much battery time you need–two, four, or six …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Check Out The Earliest Work Of Apple's Design God, Jony Ive

At one point, he was just a young British designer trying to get by.<p>However, Ive was a precocious design talent, and from a young age, he was racking up awards for his design work.<p>Leander Kahney's, <i>JONY IVE, The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products,</i> which is now out in paperback sheds new light …

HeForShe Solidarity Movement – Identity by DIA

Visual identity design for the HeForShe solidarity movement.<p>DIA, a New York City based creative production studio was responsible for the development …