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  1. A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.
    — Enrique Penalosa, for­mer Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
     

  2. There’s plenty of literature/examples around sign up processes, onboarding and sign up pages out there, but what do product designers want you to do once you’ve signed out of their application?

    signoutpages:

    Twitter wants you to get their mobile app when you sign out.

     


  3. Here’s me talking about a remote work experiment I did earlier this year with the fantastic folks @WaveHQ

    wave-engineering:

    Remote work is when two or more people work on the same project without physically being in the same location. The concept of working remotely is nothing new, especially in the web world. While some companies were built to be remote (Treehouse-ish), others transitioned into it (think Wordpress).

     


  4. I’ve used foursquare since it first launched. I’m usually the person people come to when they “don’t get what the big deal is” about the product.

    Ever since the team has introduced the new Swarm app though, I’ve been a little confused. Why would they isolate the social aspect of foursquare and make it a whole other app?

    I finally get it. Foursquare took root in the basic check-in feature. But it’s grown past that now. Instead of removing the check-in feature altogether, they’ve built Swarm to take care of the social aspect which a lot of people still use and love, while the original foursquare app focuses on providing recommendations based on your location, personal tastes, ratings, and tips.

    What I originally thought was a demotion of the original foursquare app, is in fact a promotion to something bigger and better.

    foursquare:

    Everyone explores the world differently – guided by their own unique tastes, their friends, and the people they trust. Local search has never been good at this. It doesn’t get you, and, as a result, everyone gets the same one-size-fits-all results. Why should two very different people get the…

     

  5. Can we just take a moment to appreciate this album art illustration? Big Wreck is a Canadian rock band, give them a listen on Deezer.

     

  6. Balsamiq Mockups is a low-fidelity mockup creating tool. One that’s widely used by design professionals in the web space. If you go to the Help menu, the application has a “What should I make for dinner?” link which leads here, where the team at Balsamiq uploads a new video almost every day for a quick dinner recipe in a super quick format.

     


  7. Sometimes, I sit and think about all the embarrassing things I’ve ever done in my life and internally cringe. It’s moments like those when I’m really glad I’m not famous, because man, can you imagine how much Britney cringes when she thinks of all her embarrassing moments?

     


  8. In case you've been living under a rock missed it, the Spurs won their 5th NBA Championship.

     


  9. Behind every successful product is great documentation.

     

  10. Day 3 of working remotely. Here’s how my dashboard helps set me up for success.