Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#8)

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, user experience, anthropology, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, culture [change] and society, and other great stuff.

Design & User Experience

A UX legend on the much-rumored death of the design firm | Fast Company

Where did the big green copier button come from? | A Thinking Person

Sentence length: why 25 words is our limit | GOV.UK

How Museums Studies made me a better UX designer | Felt Pixel

Lost and found in the design process | User Experience NC


The Whys and Hows of Generations Research | Pew Research Center

What does the next era of design research look like? | frog

Weave – Open Access Library UX Journal


Open letter to US anthropologists Kim Hill and Robert S Walker | Survival

Teaching Anthropology of/through Games Part II | Teaching Culture

There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building’s stairwell for at least two weeks (Imgur)

Mindless terrorists? The truth about ISIS is much worse | The Guardian

Sales-Driven Soothsayers: Corporate Anthropologists as Trending Trope in Today’s Public Imagination | EPIC


Why Europe isn’t creating any Googles or Facebooks | Business Insider

Let’s sell some shit to these Millennials | The Billfold

The “Sharing Economy” is Dead, and We Killed It | Fast Company

Organizational Culture

Help for the way we work now | The New York Times

Hire People, Not Skills | MailChimp

Organizational Culture Reading List | Sam Ladner


Tech bus drivers forced to live in cars to make ends meet | SF Chronicle

Welcome to the future (Vine)

From SimCity to, well, SimCity: A history of city-building games | Ars Technica

Addicted to Distraction | The New York Times

Why I quit ordering from Uber-for-food start-ups | The Atlantic


The One Question You Should Ask at Every Job Interview | The New York Times

What does it mean to be T-shaped? | The Inquisitive Anthropologist

Distinguishing yourself as a UX professional | UX Matters

How to write a great user experience resume | Usability Counts

Culture [Change] and Society

The Quiet Dignity of the Tourist at the 9/11 Memorial, a Photo Essay | Gary He

The Dead Zones of Hypercapitalism – in pictures | The Guardian

Children of the Yuan Percent: Everyone Hates China’s Rich Kids | Bloomberg Business

Why I just asked my students to put their laptops away | Clay Shirky

I recorded the racists things people said & did to me for two weeks | Romper

OMG! The Hyperbole of Internet-Speak | The New York Times

Personal Growth

Take control of your time to get what you want | CBC Radio

4 ways to deal with criticism so it doesn’t get you down | Tiny Buddha

Other Great Stuff

The Worst Things for Sale

The Peculiar Ascent of Bill Murray to Secular Saint | The New York Times

What is it like to live with ALS? An interview | Oregon Public Broadcasting

How shell pasta gets made

Bloody Trump | Sarah Levy Art

Tree of life for 2.3 million species released |

Ben Franklin’s to do list


Photo by Isaac Sachs

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