Pinteresting

Design. Design. Design… It’s the secret behind the success of Pinterest. Check out Sahil Lavingia’s perspective on the design genius behind wildly popular stuff-sharing phenomenon, Pinterest: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669189/pinterests-founding-designer-shares-his-dead-simple-design-philosophy   The bottom line? Design isn’t just wire frames or visual style; it’s about the product as a whole. Here’s my favorite part: “…Design should be considered aContinue reading “Pinteresting”

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For small change, Vide Poche

Making room for small change can lead to big benefits… Consider a Vide Poche. One of my favorite interior design websites, apartmenttherapy.com, gave me the idea: French for empty pockets, the vide poche is simply a small bowl or container kept in a convenient location to empty your pockets into when you walk through theContinue reading “For small change, Vide Poche”

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Information is not the answer

Design experiences, not information… Every learning leader has faced the dilemma of being asked to cram too much information into a training course because of a customer’s belief that “more information is better learning.”  You know the drill, and it usually starts something like this, “Hey Jim, thanks for designing that course for us. I wasContinue reading “Information is not the answer”

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Maven, ninja, or guru. Which one are you?

Attention-grabbing Job Seekers… You know the job market has become increasingly competitive. A standard resume or CV won’t really cut it these days. To stand out, there are ever-more random lengths people will go to in order to secure a job or even get noticed by potential employers. Take a look at some of the bestContinue reading “Maven, ninja, or guru. Which one are you?”

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Freebie fun: Create word clouds with Wordle

Wordle is one of the coolest free toys I’ve seen in a while.  I’ll let author  Jonathan Feinberg‘s  description speak for itself and get out your way so you can read it then start Wordling… Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appearContinue reading “Freebie fun: Create word clouds with Wordle”

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