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"For distributed teams, using Boardthing is just like being in the same room with a whiteboard, markers, and sticky notes or index cards. First, create a board. Then, invite colleagues to join. Everyone can add cards, move cards, draw on the board, and even vote on what they think is best."
design  ideas  brainstorming  whiteboard  collaboration 
july 2017 by garrettc
Support site for the book Gamestorming
creativity  design  games  business  ideas  exploration  resource 
july 2017 by garrettc
User Stories Quick Reference
This 2-page quick reference packs in all the concepts I try to communicate about Agile User Stories. Download the pdf and take a look.
userstories  userstorymapping  development  projectmanagement  ideas  agile 
march 2017 by garrettc
Story Mapping Quick Reference
This quick reference is a 2-page pdf that packs in most of the concepts I try to communicate in a Story Mapping workshop. Download the pdf and take a look.
userstories  userstorymapping  development  projectmanagement  ideas  pdf 
march 2017 by garrettc
How To Sketch A New Mobile Web
The goal of sketching here isn’t to produce drawings that inform the final design. The goal is to drive out stubborn ideas for new ones.
designthinking  process  ideas  workshop  sketching 
february 2017 by garrettc
Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful
Around 2003 I came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, which introduced me to how behavioral…
brain  brainstorming  mentalmodels  thinking  designthinking  ideas 
october 2016 by garrettc
Collect ideas and vote. Free online tool for easy brainstorming and voting. For decision making, crowdsourcing and idea generation.
decisions  voting  crowdsourcing  ideas  brainstorming 
august 2016 by garrettc
How to conduct a Design Sprint
"A Design Sprint is a flexible product design framework that serves to maximize the chances of making something people want. It is an intense effort conducted by a small team, where the results will set the direction for a product or service."
design  designthinking  agile  sprint  business  ideas 
may 2015 by garrettc
Content Mad Libs
"You remember mad libs, right—those little books where you’d fill in the blanks with random nouns, verbs, and adjectives and end up with a ridiculous story? Well, here’s a use for mad libs that’s not ridiculous at all: incorporating them into a content workshop."
contentstrategy  content  workshop  business  ideas 
march 2015 by garrettc
Development Impact and You - Planning Tools
Development Impact and You — Practical tools to trigger & support social innovation
design  development  tools  ideas  planning 
august 2014 by garrettc
A curated collection of products and stores.
design  ideas  shopping  presents  inspiration  gift 
january 2014 by garrettc
All Our Ideas
All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritise ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. Open source ruby stack available.
brainstorming  collaboration  crowdsourcing  ideas  ruby  wdcsintranet 
february 2012 by garrettc
Twig Terrariums
Tiny moss terrarium dioramas.
inspiration  tobuy  home  decorating  ideas 
july 2011 by garrettc
The Economies of Small « BBH Labs
"What if, instead of thinking about sourcing from the crowd, we reverse engineer that thought. In other words, why not send the company out into the crowd?"
crowdsourcing  innovation  inspiration  business  collaboration  ideas 
july 2010 by garrettc
Flickr: Looking Into the Past
A group for photographs of modern day scenes overlaid with a picture from the past. Time travel.
photography  history  flickr  ideas  inspiration  retroscope 
january 2010 by garrettc
Famille Summerbelle: Cable Tidy
Ingenious solution to wires trailing over the house
home  ideas  clever  decorating 
december 2009 by garrettc
Lovely Package
The best examples of commercial package design.
showcase  portfolio  marketing  inspiration  ideas  graphics  packaging  product  print 
october 2008 by garrettc
Flickr Collection: Design Patterns
"This collection captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web."
design  development  elements  examples  flickr  gallery  graphics  gui  guidelines  ideas  images  interaction  interface  patterns  reference  research  resource  showcase  usability  userexperience  useful  inspiration 
june 2008 by garrettc
Sexy, Bold And Experimental Typography
I've currently got a bit of a typography fixation going on.
art  article  colour  design  font  gallery  ideas  inspiration  typography  visual 
may 2008 by garrettc
Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation
"It seems counterintuitive, but for imagination-based companies to succeed in the long run, making money can’t be the focus."
advice  apple  art  business  creativity  culture  design  development  economics  environment  ideas  inspiration  lessons  management  philosophy  process  leadership  lifehack 
may 2008 by garrettc
Better Than Free
Kevin Kelly's fantastic essay on what you'll need to know to survive in the new digital economy where everything is infinitely copyable.
article  branding  business  community  content  creativity  culture  future  ideas  inspiration  knowledge  law  publishing  society  economics 
february 2008 by garrettc
The History of Visual Communication
"The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication." No idea when I'll find the time to read this.
analysis  art  computer  data  drawing  education  graphics  history  ideas  infographics  inspiration  interesting  learning  photography  print  reading  reference  research  visualisation  design 
february 2008 by garrettc
Matt Stuart Photography
Visual puns and imagery. Some very clever ideas in here, just watch out for the auto-resizing browser.
art  photography  humour  ideas  reference  photographer  inspiration  clever  cool  gallery  funny 
january 2008 by garrettc
Web Design Inspiration - a photoset on Flickr
Nice collection of screenshots that I came across whilst trying to find some inspiration for an internal site design.
branding  examples  flickr  gallery  graphics  ideas  inspiration  layout  list  reference  resource  deve 
december 2007 by garrettc
A Day in the Life of a Designer, 2030
Write-up about a stunning poster developed Tom Klinkowstein and Irene Pereyra called "A Day in the Life of a Networked Designer's Smart Things". The poster is a work of art and reads like a crazy log file of neural activity.
design  future  ideas  illustration  infographics  mapping  visualisation 
november 2007 by garrettc
Classroom 2.0
A Ning based social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.
collaboration  community  elearning  ideas  network  research  socialsoftware  webdevelopment 
october 2007 by garrettc
The Small Stakes Posters
Beautiful two and three colour silk screen music posters.
art  cool  decorating  design  gallery  gift  ideas  inspiration  illustration  music  posters  print  shopping  graphics  tobuy 
july 2007 by garrettc
Individuals and Communities
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. - William James
quote  community  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  ideas  identity 
july 2007 by garrettc
How Drupal Will Save The World
Jeff Robbins of Lullabot lays out a grand vision for the future of Drupal as a force for social change
drupal  socialsoftware  ideas 
june 2007 by garrettc
30 Great Website Designs (Part1)
I wouldn't say all 30 are great, there are some stinkers in here, but on the whole it's a nice and inspirational collection.
cool  gallery  ideas  inspiration  interface  layout  reference  design  css  webstandards 
june 2007 by garrettc
How Ads Really Work: Superfans and Noobs
"The obvious way to make the most money possible is to plaster your sites in as many ads as your visitors can stand. But if you look at your traffic, chances are you'll lose little by turning ads off completely for your biggest fans."
advertising  branding  business  community  ideas  information  marketing  money  psychology  search 
june 2007 by garrettc
35 Designers x 5 Questions
35 designers. 5 questions. 5 precise answers. Result: 175 professional suggestions, tips and ideas
advice  article  code  css  design  guide  howto  html  ideas  inspiration  interview  layout  webdevelopment  webstandards  tips 
april 2007 by garrettc
WWII Cutaways
Gorgeous illustrations from the 1940s of "how things work"
aircraft  art  bw  history  war  images  military  design  WWII  gallery  diagram  documentation  resource  ideas  illustration 
april 2007 by garrettc
swfIR: swf Image Replacement
Using Flash and Javascript to extend image inclusion in HTML
code  design  flash  graphics  howto  ideas  images  javascript  layout  opensource  webdevelopment  userinterface  hacks 
february 2007 by garrettc
Writing and Sizing Twitter
Khoi Vinh writes an interesting piece on of how Twitter and Twitterific's UI changed how he related to the system
design  ideas  interface  status  twitter  interesting  userexperience  userinterface  tools 
february 2007 by garrettc
Easy Photo Wall on a Shoestring Budget
Interesting idea, I think this could work quite well in the flat.
art  cool  decorating  design  diy  gallery  home  howto  ideas  interesting  photography  presentation  projects 
november 2006 by garrettc
SIMILE Project
"SIMILE is focused on developing robust, open source tools based on Semantic Web technologies that improve access, management and reuse among digital assets." - lots of cool data tools basically.
application  browser  collaboration  content  semantics  extensions  gadget  ideas  information  internet  management  library  science  plugin  projects  socialsoftware  visualisation  webdevelopment  webstandards  computer  tools  hacks 
november 2006 by garrettc
I've just started getting into these TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks. There are some fascinating and thought-provoking ideas being chucked around.
art  business  community  conference  cool  culture  design  development  education  future  ideas  inspiration  intelligence  interesting  lectures  mp3  multimedia  people  politics  presentation  TED  reference  speaking  technology  trends  video  audio  talk 
august 2006 by garrettc
Adobe Photoshop Tip: Attack of the iPod People
How to duplicate the Apple iPod silhouette adverts. Contains some great general Photoshop tips too.
apple  art  commercial  design  graphics  guide  howto  ideas  ipod  itunes  photography  photoshop  reference  tutorial 
august 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design
Introduction to design patterns from 37signals. - "The biggest challenge for web designers is the unthinkably huge number of possible ways to solve any given problem"
patterns  ideas  37signals  architecture  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  webdesign  usability 
august 2006 by garrettc
Interesting community based story site. Stories are presented in a timeline manner.
application  socialsoftware  tagging  free  ideas  interesting  internet  media  people  social  socialnetworking  timeline  life  story  network  lifehack  tools 
july 2006 by garrettc
Typography for Headlines
Collection of typography examples from Smiley Cat.
blog  design  layout  font  examples  ideas  inspiration  typography  webdevelopment 
june 2006 by garrettc
Web Standards Awards
The awards end after 2 years, but the 100 winners will be archived on the site. Inspiration.
community  css  design  examples  gallery  html  ideas  interface  development  layout  resource  webstandards 
may 2006 by garrettc
Sci-fi I like, Fictional Futures, Goldsmiths
Matt Webb discusses sci-fi, the future, the past and the interconnectedness of it all. Too many ideas to take in one sitting. A keeper.
design  future  writing  ideas  sciencefiction 
may 2006 by garrettc
How C.R.A.P is Your Site Design?
4 principles to analyse your designs: Contrast, Repetition. Alignment. Proximity
advice  art  design  graphics  guide  ideas  information  interface  internet  layout  rules  skills  style  theory  tutorial  webdevelopment  colour  tips  tools 
april 2006 by garrettc
Ten Rules for Web Startups
Useful advice from the co-founder of Odeo and Blogger, despite the maths (there are 11 rules, not 10)
advice  business  ideas  management  strategy  blog  webdevelopment 
november 2005 by garrettc
Bloom's Taxonomy
There are three types of learning: Cognitive, Affective, and Pyschomotor
education  ideas  interesting  learning  reading  reference  research  writing  psychology  teaching 
august 2005 by garrettc
View, rate and review colours & palettes. A place of color inspiration
art  colour  community  css  design  graphics  ideas  interaction  illustrator  layout  photoshop  reference  resource  social  style  useful  webdevelopment  tools 
august 2005 by garrettc
Quick Start Your Design with XHTML Templates
XHTML and CSS template idea to give you a jump start in development projects
advice  development  design  css  code  framework  guide  howto  html  ideas  learning  productivity  programming  resource  useful  webstandards  tips 
august 2005 by garrettc
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