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Author:Nicole Norton

Type is awesome

I could spend hours with this gorgeous website:Killing Kennedy | National Geographic Channel Have you seen Lorraine Loots? MiniaturistShe is amazing. I want everything. Lucky for me she has a book. Type is awesome - am I right?!? Here is the source: http://typeverything.com/ ...

What Star Wars taught me

I admit, I'll read anything that has Star Wars in the title or references any of the main characters. This I love -complete with movie clips: 7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity - 99u Rest when you have nothing to doRid yourself of everything you...

Bold ideas

I hung this in my office today as a reminder that we are designing in such a great time for BOLD ideas!Bold ideas are unsafe (in a good way) and to nurture this creativity we need the to consider the following:• Experiment. Encourage yourself and...

Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting:is visual note taking. Helps connect themes and retain information. Great book on the subject: Amazon.com: the sketchnote handbook Other sketchnoting resources:Sketchnoting - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything --------- /// ----------List of good digital resources: UI Stencils | Top Digital ResourcesRead (way too much) lately:A Book Apart, Just...

“Research”

1) Reading Drive - by Dan Pink.Interesting point that reinforces flexibility: Management is great for compliance but if you want engagement, self direction is better. Found a TED talk that summarizes his book quite nicely:https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation?language=enAutonomy, mastery and purpose. +++++++2) In "researching" (can't really call it research because...

Inspiration as of late

Kevin Bradley rocks: http://churchoftype.com/Church of Type | From the King of American Letterpress(and has since Yee-Haw Industries) Great design post:The Legendary Manual That Dictates Every Detail of the NYC Subway In love with this wireframing tool:Balsamiq. Rapid, effective and fun wireframing software. ...

Lunchbreak

Following are four tips to help ensure you take a break: Plan your day. Schedule your break to fall between projects, if possible, and set morning deadlines forimportant tasks so you can relax over lunch.Schedule an outing with colleagues. During a busy period, change a team...

Con + sin + tray + shun

I am getting flashbacks of what was for a long time my FAVORITE game show. Anyone remember this show with early Alex Trebek? (This image was slightly before my time, but now I am dying to see these earlier episodes. Thank you Youtube!) Here is a clip...

India and other obsessions

Three words for India - HAND PAINTED SIGNS!! Oh man, I could go back and only photograph those… And matchbooks! Great book on this: Amazon.com: Matchbook: Indian Match Box Labels (9789380340197): Shahid Datawala, V. Geetha: Books And painted trucks - these were so great! There is also a great book...