Zhang Zhoujie’s digital vessel
Woot our Barfoot app made the finalists!!
If your app behaves counter-intuitively – even just once – I’ll leak cog resources every time I use it, forever, wondering, “wait, did that do what I expected?”.
3D printing changes the way we look at design and manufacturing. With no tooling involved, it allows us to make one-off products with shapes that are impossible to achieve through traditional manufacturing methods. The manufacturing process is done entirely in the USA, which allows us to help bring jobs back to our struggling economy. (via Protos Eyewear)
Today we’re launching a brand-new Zagat. We’ve completely redesigned our website, which still features the latest news and video content from our expert local editors, curated lists, powerful search and map-based browsing to help you find the local gems. And for the first time, the trusted Zagat ratings and reviews are available for free with no registration required.
We’ve also launched a new mobile app for Android and iPhone that put the very best restaurants and nightspots right at your fingertips. (via Welcome to the New Zagat - Zagat)
Many educational posters on internet safety tend to be preachy and uninspiring, but German-based designer Christian Lindemann decided to take a different approach. (via Creatively Designed Posters Educate People About The Perils of Cyberspace - DesignTAXI.com)
Dozens of psychological studies have consistently shown that giving expected extrinsic rewards for an activity (e.g. “If you do x, I will give you y amount of cash/points/…”) often reduces intrinsic motivation of people to do it. The first reason is that people feel controlled by the person giving the rewards, reducing their sense of autonomy… Secondly, giving a reward for an activity sends a strong social signal that you don’t consider the activity worth doing for its own sake.
In May 1949, LIFE Magazine published a stunning series of images to accompany an issue dedicated largely to The Atom. You can check out the feature in its entirety here, but the reimagination of the periodic table of elements as a colorful spiral is easily one of the most striking graphics of the lot.