Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles, websites and ideas that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks (recently renamed from “What I’ve been reading lately – the not-so-weekly digest”.) Topics include design, research, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, and culture [change] and society.
The Timelessness of Snakes and Ladders: what the game tells us about culture, ritual, history and religion
At 90, Barbara Beskind Designs Tech at IDEO For Aging Boomers
What My Hearing Aid Taught Me About the Future of Wearables
How do people share, save and revisit content on multiple devices?
Mozilla UX Research MailChimp UX Issue 29: Research and Process
Business Don’t call me a health care consumer
Starbucks wants to talk to you about race. But does it want to talk to you about racism?
WellDeserved: A Satirical Marketplace For Privilege
K-cup Inventor regrets his invention
Your Job is Not to Write Code
How I’m treated differently than my male co-founder
Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said to Me, Annotated
Apply Empathy Within Your Organization to Create Change
Three tips for surviving corporate life: 1. You are not your job. 2. You are in control. 3. You are here to learn.
The Tyranny of the Forced Smile
Web industry jargon, 2009
A story about a guy who followed his stolen iPhone to China, became a celebrity, and made a friend for life
Lists of the oldest currently registered Internet domain names (.com, .org, .edu, .net, etc.)
Salary Trends for UX Professionals
Culture [Change] & Society 10%? 20%? Apps are changing how we tip
What China Gets Right About Relationships
“Is the social web just a matrix of empty shares, of hollow generosity?” The Unbearable Lightness of Twitter
The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our western civilization itself is a bubble
Fifty Shades of Late Capitalism
Other Great Stuff One hour of Cisco “Opus No. 1” Hold Music
Current movies and TV shows in VHS form
Jurrassic Park recreated in Lego
Canned Emails – a minimal site with pre-written emails.