These 10 tips come from Josh Bernoff. Get the full story on his without bullshit site.
The New York Times features a selection of posters from the book Airline Visual Identity, 1945-1975. During those years, airline advertising was much more bold and hip than today. The related article explores the reasons why.
Poster credits, from the left: Victor Vasarely. Stone lithograph, 1948. David Klein. Silkscreen, circa 1956. Anonymous. Offset lithograph, circa 1969.
They present some of their findings in Perspectives over Power: Habits of Collaborative Team Meetings.
They mention one of my favorite UX books, Gamestorming. It’s worth adding to your library if you ever need to lean workshops or other collaborative sessions.
In Don’t Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone, The Atlantic delves into the telephone networks of past and present.
I have long lamented the decline of voice quality on phone calls. As the article points out, mobile devices and VOIP have conditioned us to expect poor sound quality and dropped calls. The analog jumble of twisted, copper wire reliably delivered quality calls. There were many drawbacks, among them, one generally had to be tethered by some sort of wire in order to use it. Also, that old network of copper was expensive to maintain and use. Not so long ago, 10¢ per minute for domestic, long-distance calls was considered inexpensive.
I’m not so nostalgic as to call for ditching all we’ve gained to go back to the old days, I only wish the phone portion of my iPhone functioned as well as the old Nokia I used to have. I’m also happy that Verizon’s modern network still supports my old rotary, Western Electric phone.