Manifesto's for change
At changethis.com you can view pdf’s for free - great curated content and really valuable reading, from increasing productivity and creativity, inspiring positive change to dealing with workplace bullying… “Our mission: to support and spread great ideas. Great ideas = Passion. Conviction. Knowledge. Education. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Change. Point-of-View....
It's all about you (well your dog to start)
Now this looks like fun! Greengoose has created a wireless tracking system that you can attach to “stuff” and access via mobile apps - the first one is for pets but they’ve got loads more under development. Think of the potential… Gamifying your everyday life (points for brushing your teeth) might sound like a fad but read what wired magazine explains in a great story...
A graphic life
Nicholas Felton is an information designer - obsessively so. “The 2010 Annual Report is an encapsulation of my father’s life, as communicated by the calendars, slides and other artifacts in my possession.” His work is truly worth checking out for a fresh perspective… (source: 99% invisible)
The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. Release early, often and with rap music. This is Notorious R&D. Most recent “campaign tool” Stop SOPA Blackout! - A simple code you can add to your site to Illustrate what that legislation means…...
99% invisible is as described on the packaging “A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.” You can find the podcast on itunes - it’s packed full of good stuff - perfect sized pieces of inspiration about stuff you never think about! The story below about the origin story of the Teddy Bear and why you never grew up...
jQuery subway maps
Well you never know when you might need one! There’s something very appealing about the design of the London Underground (PDF) Tube maps. The design has spawned plenty of spinoffs, and is in demand for all types of projects. If you’re looking to include something similar in your own project, Nik Kalyani has produced a jQuery plugin that you can use to create your own. (source:...
Cool Sh*t: New directions in advertising
“Stunts, installations, neat tech ideas and UGC – advertising has been experimenting with all manner of new methods of engagement. Creative Review brings us a round up what sh*t is cool in the world of advertising now. Here’s one of the stories for your (greenwashing) pleasure :) Most of the case studies are based on the idea of FUN - this one was an interesting exception… ...
augmented reality in your hands
Meet Daqri. “Augmented Reality is such an important medium, that it must be made accessible to everyone.” Now this looks does promising…
Amnesty International 50th Anniversary...
Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as the leading global non-profit aiming to protect human rights. Thanks to Amnesty International’s Jennifer Bradshaw(none other than our co-founder and President Leslie Bradshaw’s sister), the organization connected with the visualization experts at JESS3 to tell its story through five infographics. This collection of infographics...
QR Code Art
With the ever-growing spread of smart phones around the world, QR codes have gained major popularity in the past few years. Thinking there might be more visual possibilities in the world of QR codes beyond the simple black squares, we decided to explore a range of creative designs with different colors, shapes and mediums, none of which interfere with the basic functionality of the codes. Read...
shape the hive
Shape the hive is an Experiment in Interactive Collaboration. Flash based, easy to contribute and fun! created in 2010 but timeless concept…
Look mum - no flash!
Highrise: One Millionth Tower. The opensource technology used to build this beautifully realised interactive documentary creating community helps make it fabulous on so many levels. Another ground breaking production from the National Film Board of Canada - gotta love your arts funding :)
DIY game making - fast and free
Flash was created for designers to “do” interaction. Flash got all complicated and alienated us simple design folk but what’s that you say? Drag and drop game creation sounds too good to be true - designed for designers - well hello you clever clever geeks and sounds like it’s worth a try! Gamesalad provides a free (and paid pro version) option - download the application...
open source data collection
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions.