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How COVID-19 will change the way we design our homes

COVID-19 is confounding planning for basic human needs, including shelter. Around the world, home builders are vigilantly reading tea leaves in the fog, trying to figure out how to survive (and even thrive in) an unfolding economic disaster. And we mourn the fallen, working to keep our loved ones healthy and safe.COVID-19 has drawn a political dividing line in much of the world. It reminds me of something an American revolutionary, Samuel Johnson, said in 1775: "Patriotism is the last refuge of ...
Tags: Work, Europe, Design, Washington Post, China, America, Architecture, Canada, Work-life balance, House, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Epidemiology, Zika, World Economic Forum, U S Supreme Court


LIVE EVENT | Radical innovation: Unlocking the future of human invention

Add event to calendar Using a combination of imagination and technology, science tech company Nanotronics aims to revolutionize the factory floor so that industries can have a smaller factory footprint, produce less waste, and rapidly increase the speed from R&D to production—it's this very philosophy that allowed Nanotronics to pivot and manufacture ventilators as a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Big Think Live session, presented by BMO Financial Group, Matthew P...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Technology, Future, Creativity, Innovation, Manufacturing, Ai, Humanity, Putnam, Peter Hopkins, BMO Financial Group, Nanotronics, Matthew Putman


An Abundance Mindset is the Makeover Your Presentation Desperately Needs

People gravitate toward speakers who include them in their narrative. These magnanimous presenters have a way of debuting their idea in such a way that their listeners don’t feel threatened by the change of which they speak. A presentation that takes ownership of risk while coming from a place of generosity starts with an abundance mindset. The opposite of an abundance mindset is a scarcity mindset. With a scarcity mindset, one believes there will never be enough, so they choose fear and competi...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Positivity, Presentation, Speaking, Abundance, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Audience-focused Presentation, Abundant, Abundance Mindset, Aaron Endre, Abundance Thinking, Scarcity Thinking


3 Ways Sleep Will Improve Your Presentation

Within a society focused on grinding until the work is done, it can be hard to find time to let your body and brain rest. Remember this: adequate sleep will improve your presentation. The secret to sleeping well before a big pitch is knowing why and how sleep will work for you. Sleep not only gives you clarity and keeps you alert, it can boost additional essential functions leading up to your big pitch as well. It’s important to focus on this throughout your entire presentation creation process–...
Tags: Design, Sleep, Uncategorized, Sleep Schedule, Confidence, Creativity, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Tired, Best Presentations, Memory Techniques, Stellar Presentations


Brain Food for the Board Room, the Writing Room and Beyond

It’s no secret that proper nutrition fuels your body and crafting the right diet can impact performance. But how will this impact your presentations? Discipline with diet can come in many forms. Ensuring you eat the right nutrients the day of your big pitch is important, but what about while you are creating your narrative? Brain food is essential for not only your performance, but your memory, focus, and cognitive ability. Understanding how to harness the power of nutrients will give you an edg...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Performance, Focus, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Cognitive Function, Alertness, Brain Food, Brain Food for Focus While, Joshua Axe, Board Room the Writing Room


Steadfast Rules for Data Visualization

In general, the very reason to give a presentation is to teach the audience something. Whether an introduction to something new, an update on progress, or a revolutionary process, your audience should be learning. Often, data visualization is key to illustrating portions of information. Edward Tufte, a data visualization legend, once said, “if the statistics are boring, then you’ve got the wrong numbers.” Not only that, but if your numbers are displayed poorly, then you run the risk of falling i...
Tags: Images, Design, Data Visualization, Data, Visualization, Clutter, Legend, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Edward Tufte, Visual Data, Chartjunk


A Case for Case Usage

Typography is profoundly effective in differentiating the feel of text. Deliberating over the right font for your presentation can take time. It is important to pick a look and feel that matches your brand, your sound, and your message. Lately there has been much reinvention in case usage. Some fonts use all caps very effectively. Others do not have capitalization options at all. Is it a good idea to follow this trend of taboo case usage, or should we all stick to mixed case? When sticking to mi...
Tags: Design, Text, Typography, Punctuation, Presentation, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Lowercase, Thought Leader, Sentence Case, Title Case, Text Size


Crafting Effective Slide Headers

While the general trend right now is very high-level presentations with little-to-no text, sometimes the traditional format of a header on each slide is unavoidable. In this case, crafting effective slide headers is key to increasing engagement and retention. These can be an anchor, especially in complicated or lengthy presentations (think medical) where information is building upon itself. There are a few things to consider when deciding what those headers will say. Concise, Concise, Concise ...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Scott Schwertly, Concise, Conciseness, Slide Headers, Effective Slide Headers, Presented Knowledge, Strong Verbiage


6 Reasons the 6×6 Rule Works

In the land of optimal slide text, a more minimal guideline is the 6×6 rule. The recommendation for the 6×6 rule is a maximum of six bullet points per slide with a maximum of six words per bullet. There is a school of thought that there should only be one word per bullet or 6 words per slide total. While this is a great principle to guide your deck, it certainly isn’t possible for every presentation. However, there are some clear benefits to the 6×6 rule to consider before deciding to take the p...
Tags: Design, Trust, Appeal, Respect, Clarity, Focus, Presentation, Thought Leadership, Speaking, 6x6, Retention, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Minimal Design, Thought Leader, The 6x6 Rule


The Power of Persuasion

Have you ever had your mind solidly made up only to have it changed? Have you been “talked into” activities, investments, or points of view? We have seen a lot in the media lately (especially in an election year!) trying to get us to take one side or the other. This begs the question; how does the power of persuasion impact the human experience? Furthermore, how can you harness this power within your presentations? Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses four rules of persuasion which work b...
Tags: Design, Power, Persuasion, Consistency, Presentation, Authority, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Scarcity, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Reciprocity, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Power Of Persuasion


This home improvement trend is catnip to quarantining pet owners

The pandemic has led to both a surge in pet adoptions and home improvement projects. Will the two trends meet soon in a wave of 'catio' projects?
Tags: Design, Pets, Lifestyle, Cat, Radio, Diy Projects, Homeowners, Select, Lockdown, Quarantine, Stay At Home, Home Improvement Projects, Coronavirus


(Not) For Your Eyes Only: Jaguar Land Rover Loses Bid to Squash Defender Lookalike

Imitation, as the saying goes, is the sincerest form of flattery, but Jaguar Land Rover’s been burned in the past, what with a certain Chinese automaker rolling out near carbon copies of its Range Rover Evoque crossover. In the Defender lies far more heritage, but JLR just lost a bid to keep the visual rights […] The post (Not) For Your Eyes Only: Jaguar Land Rover Loses Bid to Squash Defender Lookalike appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Heritage, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Law And Order, SUVs, Trademarks, Ineos, JLR, Grenadier, News Blog, Defender, Product Planning, Ineos Grenadier


Brighten Your Life With String Lights

After a couple of months in isolation, I began looking for ways to improve our living space in small ways. If I was going to have to be home all the time, I wanted to want to be here. One of the best things I did, a little thing that has brought me more happiness than I would have predicted, was to string lights all…Read more...
Tags: Design, Happiness, Lifehacks, Interior Design, Pandemic Life


Designing Watches For A Market On The Move

One thing that becomes very quickly apparent when your business is reviewing watches for a global audience, is that everyone has an opinion of what a watch should look like. Thankfully, the vast majority of watch lovers seem open to being persuaded by something new. Many actively enjoy having their minds changed. Or, at the […] Visit Designing Watches For A Market On The Move to read the full article.
Tags: Design, Watches, Watch Talk


What Is Great Writing, And Where Do Great Design Ideas Come From?

Writing and design—these are the core skills that propel the communications industry forward. Without excellence in writing and design, we would have no great books, films, or architecture, and our advertising would be a complete waste of time and money. Thankfully, there’s a universe of talented writers and designers and many are willing to work […] The post What Is Great Writing, And Where Do Great Design Ideas Come From? appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Advertising, Copywriting, Ad People


The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings.
Tags: Design, News, Museums, Collectors and Collections, Archives and Records, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


The 1964 Olympics Certified a New Japan, in Steel and on the Screen

The world’s elite athletes would have been in Tokyo right now if not for the coronavirus pandemic. When they went half a century ago, they discovered a capital transformed by design.
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Architecture, Tokyo, Kuma, New Japan, Kon, Taniguchi, Ichikawa, Stadiums and Arenas, Tokyo (Japan, Historic Buildings and Sites, Olympic Games (2020, Kengo (1954-, Olympic Games (1964


Update

I have entered my usual summer blogger schedule (fewer posts) and am now working really hard to get SlideMagic 2.0 right. The feature list for SlideMagic 2.0 is now almost completely implemented. In software, there are always more things to add, but the product as it stands at the moment is starting to get very useful. Over the last 2 weeks I put in very big changes that might not look big from a user’s perspective, but required huge changes under the hood:The new '“side title” layout (my prefer...
Tags: Design, Software, Speaking, SlideMagic


WATCH: Virgin Galactic spaceship new cabin design reveal

I'd totally go. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic unveiled a new cabin design today, and streamed the launch event live. Watch the replay here, and sign up for a trip if you've got plenty of cash and don't mind waiting.
Tags: Video, Space, Science, Design, News, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Space Flight, Spaceflight


Will Apple's AR glasses be as cool as this designer's concept video?

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Iskander Utebayev (@bat.not.bad) on Jul 25, 2020 at 5:11pm PDT Designer Iskander Utebayev did a fantastic job making a concept video that imagines what Apple's forthcoming alternate reality eyeglasses might look like. You put them on, and a monitor-like interface appears before you. This would do away with the need for an LCD display. Utebayev e...
Tags: Apple, Video, Design, News, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Concept, Iskander Utebayev


The Hard Reset Begets The Big Shrinkage

In 2020 and 2021, agencies will shed 52,000 jobs, according to Jay Pattisall, an analyst with Forrester. Half the jobs will not return, he predicts. Forrester also predicts that advertising spending in the United States would decline by 25 percent this year and would not recover until 2023. Is this a solid read? No one […] The post The Hard Reset Begets The Big Shrinkage appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Advertising, United States, Forrester, Economic Indicators, Jay Pattisall, COVID-19


Two for Tuesday

The Hard Reset Begets The Big Shrinkage In 2020 and 2021, agencies will shed 52,000 jobs, according to Jay Pattisall, an analyst with Forrester. Half the jobs will not return, he predicts. Forrester also predicts that advertising spending in the United States would decline by 25 percent this year and would not recover until 2023. […] The post Two for Tuesday appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Advertising, United States, Forrester, Economic Indicators, Jay Pattisall, COVID-19


Two for Tuesday: The Hard Reset Begets The Big Shrinkage

In 2020 and 2021, agencies will shed 52,000 jobs, according to Jay Pattisall, an analyst with Forrester. Half the jobs will not return, he predicts. Forrester also predicts that advertising spending in the United States would decline by 25 percent this year and would not recover until 2023. Is this a solid read? No one […] The post Two for Tuesday: The Hard Reset Begets The Big Shrinkage appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Advertising, United States, Forrester, Economic Indicators, Jay Pattisall, COVID-19


The much improved logo for the Rangers Football Club logo

In decades past, logo redesigns were usually worse than the original. But in recent years logo redesigns seem to have gotten a lot better. Case in point, the new logo for the Rangers Football Club. It's bolder and easier to read but retains the overall feel of the original logo. Even Rangers fans are happy with the redesign if the YouTube comments on this video are representative of popular sentiment.
Tags: Video, Design, News, Rangers, Sportsball, Logos, Rangers Football Club


The much improved logo for the Rangers Football Club

In decades past, logo redesigns were usually worse than the original. But in recent years logo redesigns seem to have gotten a lot better. Case in point, the new logo for the Rangers Football Club. It's bolder and easier to read but retains the overall feel of the original logo. Even Rangers fans are happy with the redesign if the YouTube comments on this video are representative of popular sentiment.
Tags: Video, Design, News, Rangers, Sportsball, Logos, Rangers Football Club


Dialed Back Diver: A Study Of The Unimatic Modello Uno Watches

When it comes to watch design, we often don’t know what we’d like to see next. Sure, we all want to be surprised by something new, something we haven’t seen before. A brand that has proven recently that something new actually can feel very familiar is the Italian brand Unimatic Watches. With the Modello Uno, […] Visit Dialed Back Diver: A Study Of The Unimatic Modello Uno Watches to read the full article.
Tags: Design, Interviews, Watches, Diver, Watch Talk, Unimatic, Diver Watch, Divers Watch




Functional Fashion, People With Disabilities and Love of Clothing

But #disabledandcute influencers say the fashion industry has been slow to embrace them.
Tags: Design, News, Dresses, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Zippers, Fashion and apparel, Jeans (Apparel


The Power of Persuasion

Have you ever had your mind solidly made up only to have it changed? Have you been “talked into” activities, investments, or points of view? We have seen a lot in the media lately (especially in an election year!) trying to get us to take one side or the other. This begs the question; how does the power of persuasion impact the human experience? Furthermore, how can you harness this power within your presentations? Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses four rules of persuasion which work b...
Tags: Design, Power, Influence, Persuasion, Consistency, Presentation, Authority, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Scarcity, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Reciprocity, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Thought Leader, Power Of Persuasion


6 Reasons the 6×6 Rule Works

In the land of optimal slide text, a more minimal guideline is the 6×6 rule. The recommendation the 6×6 rule is a maximum of six bullet points per slide with a maximum of six words per bullet. There is a school of thought that there should only be one word per bullet or 6 words per slide total. While this is a great principle to guide your deck, it certainly isn’t possible for every presentation. However, there are some clear benefits to the 6×6 rule to consider before deciding to take the plung...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Presentation, Thought Leadership, Speaking, 6x6, Minimalism, Presentation Design, Presentation Strategy, Thought Leader, Functional Minimalism, The 6x6 Rule