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Apr 18

Vi auguro buona Pasqua, amici, a me questo periodo piace, perché è un momento di rinascita, di nuovi inizi, di cambiamenti luminosi.
Vi auguro di stare con le persone che amate, di mangiare cose buone e di sorridere parecchio. Il meteo non sarà il massimo, ma io vi auguro giorni di sole e di calore umano. 
Have a Happy Easter, friends. I like this time of the year a lot, because it’s a time of awakenings, of new life, of new luminous beginnings.
I hope you’ll spend these days with the ones you love, that you eat lots of good stuff and that you never cease smiling. 

Vi auguro buona Pasqua, amici, a me questo periodo piace, perché è un momento di rinascita, di nuovi inizi, di cambiamenti luminosi.

Vi auguro di stare con le persone che amate, di mangiare cose buone e di sorridere parecchio. Il meteo non sarà il massimo, ma io vi auguro giorni di sole e di calore umano. 

Have a Happy Easter, friends. I like this time of the year a lot, because it’s a time of awakenings, of new life, of new luminous beginnings.

I hope you’ll spend these days with the ones you love, that you eat lots of good stuff and that you never cease smiling. 

300 parole da dire in italiano: la lista definitiva - Nuovo e Utile | Teorie e pratiche della creatività.

Apr 17

The designer’s guide to grid theory
Whether you work in web or print, you need to understand grid theory - even if you eschew grids. Here’s what you need to know.

http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/grid-theory-41411345

The designer’s guide to grid theory
Whether you work in web or print, you need to understand grid theory - even if you eschew grids. Here’s what you need to know.

http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/grid-theory-41411345

Apr 15

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Apr 14

WHY DEDICATION TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT PAYS OFF

http://explorecreaterepeat.com/articles/dedication-to-self-improvement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ecr

WHY DEDICATION TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT PAYS OFF

http://explorecreaterepeat.com/articles/dedication-to-self-improvement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ecr

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-makes-the-best-logos-so-good-2014-4?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-makes-the-best-logos-so-good-2014-4?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.””If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.””You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”"I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.””Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ’If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.””I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. Its really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure its been done but its rough. Its pretty much an eighteen hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive. You’re going to give it up. So you’ve got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about otherwise you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. I think that’s half the battle right there.”
“When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.”"But in the end, for something this complicated, it’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”

"I want to put a ding in the universe."

Steven Paul JobsFebruary 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

"I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ’If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. Its really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure its been done but its rough. Its pretty much an eighteen hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive. You’re going to give it up. So you’ve got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about otherwise you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. I think that’s half the battle right there.”

When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.”

"But in the end, for something this complicated, it’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”

"I want to put a ding in the universe."
Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Apr 04

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Universal Principles of Design100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design.
Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now.
Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the “80/20” rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Occam’s razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their knowledge.
This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.
Download it here:http://amzn.to/1pCVEdZ

trendgraphy:

Universal Principles of Design
100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design.

Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now.

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the “80/20” rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Occam’s razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their knowledge.

This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.

Download it here:http://amzn.to/1pCVEdZ

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Apr 01

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028378/leadership-now/what-your-logos-color-says-about-your-company-infographic?utm_source=facebook

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028378/leadership-now/what-your-logos-color-says-about-your-company-infographic?utm_source=facebook

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Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

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kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

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