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Nice essay on Job titles today. I've been in the same mode and I am starting to realize it's the cliché "create problem solver"
Thanks for the dispatch! Loved it. Keep 'em comin!
just did a spit take of coffee on my kid's art after reading "monetize me, shitlords."
Trolled as always by Buzzfeed. Fuck ‘em and their watercooler of piss.
My favorite Thai place always has terrible music. Today, however, there is an a Capella version of Africa by Toto playing, and, well.
Miss the 1st ed. of ’s The Shape of Design? It’s back! A beautiful and engaging book on the craft of design.
what’s this “plan” you speak of?
Old friends, growing old.
I started to design because I wanted to make art. I made it my profession because I was bad at painting.
Legit important question: is that a synth or a banjo on INXS’ “New Sensation?” Nothing in the liner notes, but I am haunted by ghost banjo.
Hey adults on the train. Please stop playing your iOS candy crush games.
— I started to design because I wanted to make music. I made it my profession because I was bad at music.
I was thinking last night about how is the living avatar of the gift economy that's behind everything I love on the internet.
The NYT visited the Faber-Castell pencil factory in Germany and now we have this awesome video:
this time...don't push your luck!
I don’t know how you design for the web without a basic understanding of coding. I don’t know how you design for anything without writing.
Drone delivery. Gross or awesome? I kinda like clear skies and people.
If you're looking for a nice little illustration challenge, try doing a truffle!
I just thought you had a great game and that you deserved the award.
I love ’s illustration on the latest STET article:
I suspect it's user kindness vs. user "engagement." Only one looks good to advertisers.
(This is different from a wish for simpler interfaces.)
How nice it would be to have more systems and interfaces that let us act simply.
Finally finished reading ’s essay “What Screens Want” and now I wonder even more about things I already wondered about.
Bro-in-law sent me home from Texas with a deck of Magic cards. Heyo whattup nerds. Totes ready to gather now.
I feel like if you mixed , , and up in a music blender would come out, which is awesome.
I can't stop you from ripping off my work, but I can fucking floor it to new heights, destroy you in my wake, and make you eat my dust
What's the hardest part of writing? Structure. What to tell first, what to hold back, how to transition from one section to the next.
Long, hard and stupid right? :)
Becoming a little bit obsessed with James Burke thanks to 👍 Connections and The day the universe changed are both real gems!
Observing that most of our articles are containing more [Tina] than [Ryan] as of late.
I want to read that already.
You guys, I think we may have miscalculated when we decided to call tiny quadcopters and horrifying unmanned weapons the same thing.
Just found a CD with the Night Court theme song on it. I'm almost positive this was 's doing.
LOTTA you're kidding- your work, my eyes, my heart, aughhhh
Would have loved this for the James Burke bit alone, but there's plenty more to love:
By tomorrow I'll be fit to cosplay Macy's Homer Simpson balloon.
here's my original - BEHOLD!
My Charlotte Olivia Mall was born this afternoon at 3:26pm, 5 lbs. 14 oz. and 19" long! and lil Charlie are doing awesome.
I’ve just been raving about your genius to people at the party. I loved what screens want, keep up the good work. :)
"Is that guy wearing a Snuggie?"
"No, that's a monk."
Grandpop kicked my sisters and I out of the nursing home again
Blue skies over Brooklyn. Happy Thanksgiving, internet. Be warm and well.
Memo to Boris Johnson - there are 2 sorts of successful people. Clever ones who know they're lucky. And lucky ones who think they're clever.
we improved your website slightly to give it more of a ‘wow’ factor
he follows me on Twitter and tweets poems right when I forget he's there. Along with Moby Dick, my fav account.
I was wondering if this is your work (the book) OR if you knew more about where to find more info. Thanks.
2-An old guy to dress up in a Knight costume and right after the vows say "He chose.... wisely"
waist deep in dogs these dogs are so tall so much slobber best day ever
Is it raining?
Yes: Listen to Burial.
No: Go outside.
Y'all gonna be sorry when you find out your Coin card has a build in toilet cam.
+1 for "hot-swapping abstractions"
New avatar courtesy of the insanely talented !
Nice to hear Jarrett's La Scala concert on vinyl BK last night. Not your typical ice cream store soundtrack.
I was specifically thinking about Eisenstein’s essays on montage, transitions, and — especially — terminology.
Infinity Blade III + iPad Mini Retina + BeoPlay H6 headphones = EPIC
"I remember the days when pigeons died without melting into the sidewalk, then re-forming several blocks away with an extra black band"
I'll take "Things I Say to Myself Daily," Alex...
Plus, you know, all the proto-cinema and James Burke. In short, this post was Tim-optimized
Hey just read your article "What screens want" a) Are you from the future? and b) Thank you.
Finally getting around to reading 's terrific essay on "What Screens Want" to see he hid some things for me.
I finally took the time to thoroughly read ’s What Screens Want. You should, too:
A one-man a capella version of "Intergalactic"
a giant barbaric yelp of awesomeness!
it's the only way I can make sure I'm not adding duplicates.
Prompted by , some thoughts about reading, screens, design, and flux:
Same for both of your playlists. Have discovered some great artists through your mixes. 😊🎶
Breaking news: one of the smartest, most talented, passionate people I've ever known, , is joining the Spotify team in NYC.
Nice thought. But already left this conversation without telling anyone.
Every Snow Fall needs a big CLICK FOR TEXT ONLY option.
his first album was better
seriously this one's easy. don't treat other people's cultural expressions as costumes for you to try on. ever, please don't. thank you.
Lady with the DURANX2 vanity license plate, I salute you.
"1/3rd of a beer is perfect for me" I like 1/3rd of a bottle of champagne "what do you do w/the rest?" I pour it all over myself, then fuck
I finally took the time to read it. Thanks for your essay.
I feel like I should just replace all my tweets with "HEY. OTHER PEOPLE ARE REAL."
Companies with multiple brands should always describe them in terms of Pepperidge Farms cookies. Banana Republic is Gap’s Milano, e.g.
I listened to that album twice today. So good! I can't shake the way the music felt in concert. My senses will never be the same.
"People's happiness makes me uncomfortable" —
Still mulling over thoughts and feelings from and definitely missing Belfast. Magic week.
As my brain melts into middle-age-dom, I just slap “Whoa!” into all my tweets. JFK? “Whoa!” Cool shoes? “Whoa!” Animated SVGs? “Whoa!”
“The scientists named the newly discovered neutrinos after Sesame Street characters.”
Once again, writes substantively about our industry, this time with Tiempos and West Wing references.
really enjoyed your post. got me thinking a lot. thanks for your thoughts & the mention.
. Jokes. Love the essay. Thanks for sharing it.
at least you went out on top.
After reading 's latest writing, I've been watching videos of his talks all afternoon. Inspiring. Thanks, Frank. I needed this.
If you want to eat a Shackburger, you must first invent the wait wrong metaphor
Really nice work. The subtle, linear effects feel great.
I really wish there were a Practical Web Theory conference with & others.
THANKS Frank! If I ever get asked to do a talk I am going to use the heck out of this!
Mr describes interaction as filmmaking in a form that is itself so very film-like, stacked frames and all:
You are good at thinking.
guessing you saw this interview where Benoît Mandelbrot talks about giving fractals a name. VIDEO
I'll go anywhere that 's beautifully written and designed essays take me:
no love for the Dymaxion projection? Great piece, though.
That baggy bomber jacket is just the icing in top for me. I love this.
In "What Screens Want", recapitulates "software eats everything" but mindfully arrives at the opposite goal
My cup runneth over with monoline icons.
THIS is how you publish your slide deck after giving a presentation. Well done, .
Must say, this thoughtful piece by is looking beautiful on all devices, but especially on the iPad.
low key art direction done right
I’m blown away by this essay from right now. Just blown away…
They were the blank slides in the talk. Freaked everyone out. My nose started bleeding at one point.
Rewarding slow, thoughtful reading is so generous.
Best thing I’ve read on design since The Shape of Design. So very well done, .
It seems the colors on 's brilliant "What Screens Want" are slowly shifting:
I love that took the time to recreate his closing talk at as a web page for the rest of us.
Always crashing in the same stupid car.
your Build talk / essay site is fantastic. Thank you.
You just made my day.
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I should hook up a script that automatically adds anything writes to . Would save me some time.
This essay by is beautiful & well thought but my fav part is the symphony of color at the end on my iPhone
Really well written article by . “What screens want” is the best thing I’ve read this year - SO READ IT!
It's about that time when everyone participating in Movember looks like they trade incense for spices.
There are about 19 essays I have half-written that, if combined, would turn into this. I am mighty impressed.
Right?! Thanks so much for your post. I am desperate to have my book work on screens and I'm really inspired by yr essay. Flux!
Read this earlier on a Retina iPad Mini. Nice writing and a great user experience.
essay? story? scrolling site? feels like a new way to read, all the while considering form. damn is good.
Thanks, once again, for some wonderful thoughts and honest writing. (esp. the bit on utility)
I wrote something about 's What Screens Want essay, because it filled me with feelings:
The background-color change on is maddening and brilliant. I thought I was going nuts the whole time.
Yep. “All music is political. Everything is.” —Ian Mackaye
Thank you, Smithsonian, for the American Ingenuity award!
Thank you, Frank. This is wonderful.
I just read What Screens Want. It's written wonderfully! :)
What Screens Want: . Beautifully presented, great thoughts. As always, .
This brilliant piece by almost perfectly echoes the talk I gave recently at . ?
that gradient reminds me of this:
wow. freaking out here because that was very much needed.
This. An incredible piece by on ‘what screens want,’ but really, what we want, and the language of things.
The most important button I've ever pressed:
So, wrote a thing about screens and you should stop what you’re doing and read it right now:
I see what you did there,
Everyone should read this, btw:
A wonderful piece by on the nature of screens and designing for them…
I love how the em dash is faded back. Details make the world go round.
Almost didn't read this because I thought it was too long. Just finished & now wish it was longer: ()
I would love to drink a beer with -
If you’re reading ’s What Screens Want:
I recommend this track as an accompaniment: VIDEO
Looks great. I really like how 'expensive' webfonts make you do more with fewer weights/styles.
You will never think about aspirin, horses, photography, or screens the same way again. (, pls use for book jacket)
If you are going to read anything about the web, interaction, or design today, read this article by .
Beautifully done, Frank. Fascinating read. Thanks for sharing.
This feels like a game-clarifying article. Read it.
RT : Holy shit is ’s good.
You've got a great brain, dude. (Also, nice photo of Professor there)
I really loved this, Frank. I didn't see your talk, but I felt all the passion in this. You're quite something, dude and thanks.
very nice. I've added it to my reading list and look forward to giving it some proper attention soon.
Man, the plastics bit is fantastic.
In which makes some excellent points, and quotes Ted Nelson for good measure. A must read:
tldr; can you summarise in a tweet?
Wow, this is an inspired essay on designing for screens. What Screens Want by .
I know ’s essay is a compelling read because I didn’t immediately check the source code:
Have I recommended that you read things before? I was wrong. Forget about that and read “What Screens Want”
You just don't appreciate good writing, Frank.
Fantastic essay on screen design via
This is beyond awesome...beyond. "’s essay on screens and metaphor" ” via
One of the best write-ups on designing for screens I’ve read RT talk on screens and abstraction
I feel like my brain is being gently massaged when I read well-written, smart things. Thanks, Dr. !
Well done for making a site of his brilliant Build talk, not just throwing it up on Slideshare or something
I enjoyed and recommend both your 2010 talk and the subsequent book, Shape of Design to this day. I have expectations
If some brands were honest with themselves: “We’re going to send you an email today letting you know we’re sending an email tomorrow.”
"If something can be anything, it usually becomes everything." Damn you, , you've done it again.
“What Screens Want”, ’s Build talk, is now online in website form. So so good.
That marvelous turned his talk into a (lovely) essay on screens and abstractions:
Two things I'll point out: "Beginning of Infinity" is a new entrant to the canon and is currently the most influential text in my life.
The Splinter jokes just write themselves.
Utilitello no ok i’ll work on it
All I can think about reading reviews of the Xbox One is...who has time for all this? Games, tablets, TV, movies, Skype, social media...ugh.
Now I just need to get a white marker so you can sign glossies:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlepeople:
Overarching sadness shadowing moments of proudness underlining with self respect issues with spite covering happiness.
Had an amazing time helping the team build the product page for their new hardware, Pencil:
if you need something to tide you over until the new Lydia Davis book, try Stephen Dixon: