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60 Seconds in Social Media

Ever wonder how much activity goes on in social networks? Here’s a handy graphic that tells a very compelling story. In just 60 seconds: 20,000+ new posts are created on Tumblr 13,000+ hours of music are streamed on Pandora 600+ new videos are uploaded on YouTube 370,000+ minutes of voice calls take place on Skype…

Museum of Me

For a while, you’ve been able to make a physical book from your Facebook content. Now, see it in cinematic form. Intel partnered up with Japanese agency Projector to turn your Facebook profile into a short film in a microsite called Museum of Me. It pulls photos, status updates, video and comments to generate a…

Digital Life: Today & Tomorrow

Presenting facts and figures at conferences is often dull and dry and wrapped in a manually driven, narrated presentation. Here’s a lovely animated infographic charting how our digital lives have expanded across the globe. Neo Labels does a fantastic job humanizing and contextualizing rapid growth of the connected home, mobile and social in this short…

Future of Design

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the ICFF, the annual furniture fair in New York. Among the standouts? A team of young (read junior high school) kids who partnered with Bernhardt Design to revamp school desks. Not only was I impressed with their talents, I welcomed their passion and thoughtful pragmatic approach to…

Kaizen

iPad 2: Consumption to Creation

When Apple introduced the iPad a year ago, industry reaction was mixed at best. It was called an oversized iPod touch that didn’t have much going for it. But because of the much larger screen size, horsepower and battery life they gave it, along with the SDK, it became a fertile playground for creativity. Fast…

Infographic: Got 20 minutes?

On a good day, I take about 20 minutes to get ready for work each morning. Design student Alex Trimpe helps visualize what can happen on Facebook during those 20 minutes. 1M links shared 1.3M photos tagged 1.4M event invitations sent 1.8M status updates 1.8M wall posts 2.7M messages sent 10.2M comments made I have…

RFID in Shoes

A few years ago, I was working on an anti-counterfeiting project and RFID was an option under consideration. At the time, the RFID industry thinking was primarily around supply chain management, security and other tracking-related activities. However, when I realized RFID tags could be unique, some marketing opportunities clicked in my head. Imagine registering your…

The Sequel Map

Are original films always better than their sequels? The folks at BoxOfficeQuant decided to answer that age old question using objective, publicly available data – Rotten Tomatoes scores and gross domestic ticket sales. They used some simple yet effective means of displaying data and created a visualization mapping out movies and their sequels. Movies above…

Analog Multitouch

Last week, I wrote briefly about mobile interfaces influencing the web. This represents a major shift from trying to adapt heavy desktop experiences to mobile (Windows Mobile) of years gone by. We still live in a world filled with documents and printed books that are often more tedious and difficult to read than need be….