Wordless instructions
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I stumbled across this design project by Lauren Bugeja to create recipe instructions using only icons. Thought they were quite cool. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenbugeja/tags/wordless/     e.g. step 4.

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Burgerman sketch
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Novelty Still Running High Originally uploaded by Jon_Burgerman I’m a big fan of Jon Burgerman’s work, so this slightly sped up video of him sketching shows the way he creates his characters, almost by accident it seems.

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Books about Things
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I’m assuming the visual similarity in cover design between Deyan Sudjic’s latest, The Language of Things and the classic piece of domestic anthropology, The Meaning of Things, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Halton is deliberate. Books about things = red + stuff.

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University visits
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One great side effect of moving from the product teams into Microsoft Research is that I can focus much more on design education. This was something I think I COULD have done before, to a certain extent, but Research puts more emphasis on communicating with academia, or outside of Microsoft generally. It’s actively encouraged, which

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Instructabling
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A bunch of people here in the lab have been knocking out Instructables, step-by-step explanations for how to build various projects. They’re doing this primarily, I understand, so that they can take part in the DIY for CHI workshop happening in Boston in April. The submission criteria for taking part in the workshop is an

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Thank god for the Lords
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Why is it that the unelected half of our parliament, made up of a dubious group of retirees, is consistently able to make sensible, logical and ethical decisions on issues in a way that the elected half doesn’t seem capable of? Example 1, the House of Lord’s views on the UK’s DNA database. Since it’s

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Biscuit Tin
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Lovely Flickr photo shell.   rbanks on Biscuit Tin – Random is good.

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New work by Maya Lin
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Some really beautiful looking new work by Maya Lin. Hope this exhibition comes to the UK. “The Systematic Landscape exhibit, Lin’s second nationally traveling exhibit within 10 years, ranges from a 50-ton sculpture created by 65,000 pieces of 2×4 set on their ends (2×4 Landscape) to Rand McNally into which Lin has cut through page

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Sisters Forever
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Ari, Mackenzie and Chloe put on a show… YouTube – Chlokenzie Show

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Voting jealousy
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I’m feeling some voting jealousy over here in the UK. After Epic Campaign, Voters Go to Polls – NYTimes.com

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