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John Maeda
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"What piece of code can I write that automates myself or others?"—@shl kpcb.cc/1rndeFS via @imkevinxu @mabb0tt pic.twitter.com/HcbBQk25rn
Updated my Design and Silicon Valley bibliography 2004-2014: designand.vc/3-5-2014
"Luckily for would-be time travelers, wormholes are different than black holes." —David Kaiser @mit_shass kpcb.cc/ZsK0L5 via @MIT
The creative leader always questions authority. Even when it is her/his own.
"STEM's incredibly valuable but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts." —@JustinBrady @washingtonpost kpcb.cc/1tz3Vo9
While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.
Nice sleight of eye, directed by @fer_liv: vimeo.com/106226560 via @xokelley
In praise of cash: RT @96kbit: Why Germans pay cash for almost everything poptech.me/YV49JF pic.twitter.com/Ynyaa3RvgT
"The barriers to entry are no longer in the software, but in hardware." —@whiteafrican poptech.me/1suiJPc pic.twitter.com/bA2DHIn7SI
"When there's a problem, know whose problem it is." —G. Bethune via @tberno
"How Twitter Satisfies My 'Creative Smoking' Habit" for @LinkedIn: kpcb.cc/1mff4IE
Clever physical video by @luisurculo for a Bernard Tschumi project: poptech.me/1AT5YlR pic.twitter.com/DG6KWQJ8P9
"You should focus on being more interested, than more interesting." —John W. Gardner pbs.org/johngardner
A designer is someone who constructs while s/he thinks, someone for whom planning and making go together.
Examples of @stemtosteam happening in Minnesota and California: kpcb.cc/1BLZGqE kpcb.cc/1BM0fAF
"The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades." —@DemetriMartin poptech.me/1m9Eur9
I'll be sending out my 2nd monthly newsletter on design and VC soon: tinyletter.com/designandvc to signup
Leadership as *storylistening* more than storytelling – 4-min video directed by @danemhoward: youtu.be/U8-Q70gV2Yk
"Writing is core to the design process – as essential as interaction design, prototyping, and user research." —@jazer smpl.cc/1r3D9lS
"The mocks can wait. First you need to get your story straight." —@buckhouse smpl.cc/1maJF9V pic.twitter.com/eA11i2ougc
"How do we harness technology for the most good, to benefit all of society, not just a select few?" —@jessicalawrence poptech.me/1uPqZfx
"Design can finally be understood as a more social, collaborative, and transparent enterprise." —@chochinov @svaPoD kpcb.cc/1ph9pMW
Insights from design leaders @dcdomain @mulegirl @jonnyliebs @bbaxley @LMindler … "Designing the Team" kpcb.cc/1y85fRU via @brettkopf
Design blurs the line between beauty and functionality, hope and pragmatism.
A relationship without conflict is a blissfully unhealthy one.
Douglas E. Smith (1960 - 2014) created Lode Runner in the summer of 1982: kpcb.cc/1q1OddC pic.twitter.com/bEOVon5UQr
We forget now how long it took for the iPod to work. Looked like a flop or a hobby for 4 years. pic.twitter.com/IVrAABlGf7
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Last week's Apple roundup from @kpcb's @mabb0tt @AnjneyMidha @mmurph and coverage by @emilychangtv: kpcb.cc/1m48nbW
The younger visionary is good at finding new keys, and the older visionary is good at knowing which doors to open.
Ending the week positively means that skill and luck worked in your favor.
"It was an old-fashioned love letter of the most glorious kind." —@NYTStyles nyti.ms/ZixZrq
Sketchnote by @neillyneil of @ireneau's #mtpcon talk on the importance of thoughtful (vs careless) design pic.twitter.com/aCgn6YoEED
Three principles (est Feb '14) for using design in startups successfully, for the @WSJ: kpcb.cc/1ojx2qb
My 14-minute closing address at @mhacks on @umich, @MIT, and the late Dr. Wiesner and Dr. Vest: youtu.be/9e4kALa3DrU via @MLHacks #mhacks
Communication bridges the divide between the get-its and the get-nots.
"Lack of resources will force you to craft an interesting way to get it done." —@metacool kpcb.cc/1uyqwPM pic.twitter.com/TQtzmZDfTX
The tide can sometimes turn in your favor. Rejoice when it happens.
Design is the largely implicit aspect of a product/experience that eases you to feel more competent, confident, and overall … comfortable.
"Confront problems, not people. Learn. You’ll get extra points for a sense of humor." —@johndoerr kpcb.cc/1ppXrA4 via @intercom
Being unafraid to be different comes from knowing that it is all that you can really be.
When I read text where every other word is boldfaced for emphasis, the whitespace on the margins can be a good cognitive palate cleanser.
Leaders push against the comfort and righteousness of how business-has-always-been-done with trepidation … or a necessary touch of delusion.
“Real great design isn’t about the wow effect, it’s about the after wow effect." — @johnmaeda talks to @IHubRadio goo.gl/DmmeZq
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"The perception of what is 'new media' is new for each generation." —Steven Sacks @bitforms
Undermining does the opposite of overachieving.