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Joe Moorhead explains what makes the Mississippi State offense so dangerous -
Joe Moorhead’s offensive system is all the proof you need that he can thrive in Starkville and take on the SEC West.
joe-moorhead  sbnation 
2 days ago
Is Penn State football the next Clemson? -
Three ways James Franklin’s arc looks similar to that of Dabo Swinney.
penn-state  clemson  sbnation 
6 days ago
7 tips to help build a culture of feedback – Know Your Company Blog
Beer taps and foosball tables aren’t signs of a strong company culture — honest communication and rigorous + respectful debate are. Here’s how to build a culture of the latter.
feedback  medium 
6 days ago
As More New Dads Get Paternity Leave, Companies Push Them to Take It - WSJ
At some companies, new fathers get advice from older colleagues to take their full paid leave; ‘If you don’t take it, it’s borderline idiotic,’ one manager said
wsj  paternity-leave 
6 days ago
Embedding Product Design in a Large Agile Organization
athenahealth provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps to drive clinical and financial results for its hospital and ambulatory clients — we employ 85+ designers globally to support those efforts
agile  designops  medium  athenahealth  scrum 
7 days ago
How we approach DesignOps at athenahealth – athenahealth design – Medium
We use a “systems-first” approach to scale design and research to support 200+ scrum teams in researching, designing, building, and testing user experiences.
designops  athenahealth  jen-cardello  medium 
7 days ago
Establishing a “Design Quality” metric to build design credibility
In operationally-minded organizations, numbers reign supreme. How can design play the quantification game?
jen-cardello  athenahealth  medium  design-metrics  metrics  design-quality  heuristic  measuring-design 
7 days ago
Heuristic Evaluation: How-To: Article by Jakob Nielsen
Summary: Heuristic evaluation involves having a small set of evaluators examine the interface and judge its compliance with recognized usability principles (the "heuristics").
usability  nng  jakob-nielsen  heuristic 
7 days ago
10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen
Summary: Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not specific usability guidelines.
usability  heuristic  ing  jakob-nielsen 
7 days ago
Empathy vs Sympathy - Difference and Comparison | Diffen
Empathy is the ability to experience the feelings of another person. It goes beyond sympathy, which is caring and understanding for the suffering of others. Both words are used similarly and often interchangeably (incorrectly so) but differ subtly in their emotional meaning.
empathy  sympathy 
10 days ago
Penn State football 2018 preview: A fun chapter begins -
The Nittany Lions have one of the best QBs in the country and a favorable schedule. You can do some damage with that combo.
bill-connelly  penn-state  sbnation 
10 days ago
Nirvana: Incesticide Album Review | Pitchfork
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today we explore the radical underbelly of Nirvana’s 1992 compilation Incesticide.
nirvana  insecticide  pitchfork 
13 days ago
Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion – Smashing Magazine – Medium
The more inclusive you are to the needs of your users, the more accessible your design is. Let’s take a closer look at the different lenses of accessibility through which you can refine your designs
accessibility  medium 
13 days ago
Going Colorblind: An Experiment in Empathy and Accessibility
Empathy. It’s the latest buzzword circling around the industry as more and more companies strive to improve their customer experiences. At first, being empathetic seems easy, but often the voices of…
colorblind  accessibility  medium 
13 days ago
What Is Redux: A Designer’s Guide — Smashing Magazine
Do you know Redux’s real power is beyond managing the state? Do you want to design with an understanding of how Redux works in mind? Let’s dig deeper into what Redux can do, why it does its things, what the downsides are, and how it relates to design.
redux  javascript  react  linton-ye  smashingmagazine 
14 days ago
The Addams Family Secret | The New Yorker
How a massive painting by Charles Addams wound up hidden away in a university library.
penn-state  new-yorker  addams-family 
16 days ago
Here's the case for why Delaware is better off embracing Philadelphia - Delaware
More than 60,000 people commute daily between Delaware and Pennsylvania. The two states, and especially Wilmington and Philadelphia, are more connected than you think.
delaware  philadelphia  technically 
20 days ago
Rise of the health-tech ethicist - Medical Marketing and Media
Researchers want the tech because it captures information they need. But they don't know how to address questions of collection, storage, and security.
ethics  tech  sara-holoubek 
20 days ago
Open-source identity design for Simple – Daniel Burka – Medium
would it be possible to rally a similar effort for Resolve to Save Lives, but in an even more distributed way?
Resolve to Save Lives is on a mission to save millions of people in low- and middle-income countries from cardiovascular disease — more people die from cardiovascular disease than from all communicable diseases combined. If you’re like me, you may know someone in your family who has suffered a heart attack or stroke.
That’s a worthwhile mission, I think.
medium  open-source 
24 days ago
I Detransitioned. But Not Because I wasn't Trans. - The Atlantic
In almost every classroom in America are maps that encourage students to consider the vast world that surrounds them. Why are people so afraid of what will happen if young people are inspired to think through their own identity?
identity  trans  the-atlantic  robyn-kanner 
24 days ago
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and institutions inherently function better than the type of no-need-for-trusted-parties systems blockchain envisions. That’s permanent: no matter how much blockchain improves it is still headed in the wrong direction.
blockchain  medium 
24 days ago
Knowing what motivates you as a leader is essential to being good at it
What motivates those leaders who come across as so ill-suited to their role in their team members’ eyes?
leadership  medium 
27 days ago
Blockchain Disciples Have a New Goal: Running Our Next Election
Amid vote-hacking fears, election officials are jumping on the crypto bandwagon — but cybersecurity experts are sounding an alarm
blockchain  medium  election 
27 days ago
Waking Up Is Hard to Do – Kevin Roose – Medium
I spent weeks reading studies of post-sleep alertness, combing through reviews of products and sleep gadgets, and speaking with experts in the field. I used myself as a human guinea pig for the better part of a month—A/B testing every bit of my routine to observe its effects on me. And I came up with what I believe is the optimal way to drag my lazy ass out of bed.
self-improvement  medium 
27 days ago
WordPress As A Headless CMS – Daftcode Blog
What end users see will be the static website you already have, and all we want from the CMS is a way to provide the content as data, not as HTML views. The CMS will not be concerned at all about how the site looks like, it will just handle data input and output.
wordpress  headless-cms  medium 
27 days ago
Questions for our first 1:1 | Lara Hogan
In the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of kicking off lots of new reporting relationships with both engineers and engineering managers. Over time, I’ve learned that getting some particular data during an initial 1:1 can be really helpful, as I can refer back to the answers as I need to give a person feedback, recognize them, and find creative ways to support them. Most of these I’ve stolen from some really amazing Etsy coworkers.

I usually keep an Evernote file for each person I manage, and the answers to these questions start that doc. This is a high-level list, but I usually add a little color to each when I’m in the room. Also: it’s never too late to ask these. Just tee them up with, “I’d like to ask you some cheesy questions to help me better-support you.”
1on1  lara-hogan  leadership  management 
29 days ago
A powerful toolkit for building websites with beautiful design.
react  typography 
4 weeks ago
This blog is now open source! | Scott Nonnenberg
I just open-sourced this blog, based on the Gatsby static site generator. Very meta! You could be reading this on GitHub! I thought I’d walk through some of the more interesting details, and exactly how I use it.
react  gatsby  static-site 
4 weeks ago
Static site generation with Gatsby.js | Scott Nonnenberg
Gatsby is the first site generation tool I’ve used which feels right to me. It balances its production static file experience with a dynamic, full-fidelity authoring experience.
react  gatsby  static-site 
4 weeks ago
Practical Gatsby.js | Scott Nonnenberg
So you want to use React.js to build your site, and you want to deploy just static files? Gatsby.js is a great choice! But it’s dangerous to go alone - take these hard-won tips!
react  gatsby  static-site 
4 weeks ago
When Children Say They’re Trans - The Atlantic
Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.
the-atlantic  trans 
4 weeks ago
Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast | The New Yorker
Guided by a lusty appetite for indigenous culture and cuisine, the swaggering chef has become a travelling statesman.
anthony-bourdain  new-yorker 
4 weeks ago
Anthony Bourdain Interview on Beer Snobs, Bad Food Trends & Road House - Thrillist
On July 14, 2016, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to sit down with Anthony Bourdain for an interview. I will always remember our wide-ranging, candid conversation. His untimely passing is a great loss for all of us who loved his books, his television shows and the passion he brought to talking about food and travel.
anthony-bourdain  thrillist  interview 
4 weeks ago
Ringing the chords of the Universe: how music influenced science | Aeon Essays
It’s no surprise that mathematics has influenced music. But did you know that the influence goes both ways?
music  mathematics  aeon 
4 weeks ago
Mental Models, Dragonfloxes, and How to Think Real Good
Our eyes are constantly assaulted by a never-ending stream of data. Without some way to filter and organize all this information, it would be impossible for us to do anything at all.
mental-models  medium 
4 weeks ago
Everything you need to know about Design Systems – UX Collective
The first question we need to ask ourselves is not “What should I put inside my Design System?” but “Who is going to use it and how?”
design-system  medium  ux-collective 
4 weeks ago
Distilling How We Think About Design Systems – Design Systems
When you bring a visualization out like this in a presentation to sell people on a design system, they’re just as likely to be impressed by its complexity as they are to be confused by what you are trying to say. I wouldn’t expect for someone to look at that and understand how a design system can benefit their organization or team.
We can start to distill all of these terms into something more digestible by exploring product vs operations.
design-system  medium 
4 weeks ago
Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI pattern library – Git out the vote – Medium
Pantsuit is Hillary for America’s internal design system. Its primary goal is to serve as a single source of truth for the design and front-end teams. My job is to make sure the system is modular and flexible enough to be used in any number of unpredictable ways.
design-system  pantsuit  hillary-clinton  medium 
4 weeks ago
Posting to your GitLab Pages blog from iOS | GitLab
Tutorial: Learn how to post to your GitLab Pages blog from anywhere, using your iOS device.
gitlab  iOS 
4 weeks ago
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation – MacStories
While it's still too early to comment on the long-term impact of Shortcuts, I can at least attempt to understand the potential of this new technology. In this article, I'll try to explain the differences between Siri shortcuts and the Shortcuts app, as well as answering some common questions about how much Shortcuts borrows from the original Workflow app. Let's dig in.
siri-shortcuts  masteries  ios12 
5 weeks ago
New in Basecamp: See where projects really stand with the Hill Chart
What we really want to know is where the work stands. Has the team figured out how to do it? Are there unknowns that will block us ahead? What’s solved and what’s still full of uncertainty?
visualization  signal-vs-noise  medium  hill-chart 
5 weeks ago
How ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ Became a Teen Cult Classic - The Ringer
For a couple of writers without much money trying to become first-time directors, the idea seemed inspired. Elfont and Kaplan could rent a place, gather up all their friends, throw a literal party that’d last an entire weekend, and then boom—there’s your movie. “Then as we wrote it, we realized that’s a crazy idea,” Elfont laughs. “We could never actually do that.”
the-ringer  cant-hardly-wait 
5 weeks ago
Going Remote – Fresh Tilled Soil – Medium
I liken this to a doctor making house calls. We’re more likely to get a clearer picture of the clients needs if we can see them in their own environments. Being experience designers we gain significant insights from observing the donuts being made, and not just hearing about it second-hand.
remote  fresh-tilled-soil  medium 
5 weeks ago
GitHub, Glitch and the Future of Social Coding – Glitch – Medium
Every member of your team should be able to commit to a project, even if they’ve never coded before, don’t know what git is, or haven’t even heard of git.
glitch  git  social-coding  medium  GitHub  anil-dash 
5 weeks ago
White People: I Want You To Understand Yourselves Better
Why do I know white culture so well? Because I’m a black woman.
medium  Ijeoma-Oluo 
5 weeks ago
A Phone Setup That Will Make You More Mindful – Better Humans
It constantly clamors for your attention and, once it has what it wants, never lets go. According to the latest Nielsen report, we spend 2.5 hours on our phones, every single day. I can’t see why anyone would need to use their phone 17.5 hours a week, unless they work part-time at a call center. Can you?
iPhone  mindfulness  medium 
5 weeks ago
Don’t Eat Before Reading This | The New Yorker
A year ago, my latest, doomed mission—a high-profile restaurant in the Times Square area—went out of business. The meat, fish, and produce purveyors got the news that they were going to take it in the neck for yet another ill-conceived enterprise. When customers called for reservations, they were informed by a prerecorded announcement that our doors had closed. Fresh from that experience, I began thinking about becoming a traitor to my profession.
anthony-bourdain  new-yorker 
5 weeks ago
Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom
An inside look at the inner workings of a technology you may take for granted
cms  nytimes  medium  json 
6 weeks ago
How Does Spotify Know You So Well? – Member Feature Stories – Medium
A software engineer explains the science behind personalized music recommendations
spotify  medium  algorithms 
6 weeks ago
To Combat Physician Burnout and Improve Care, Fix the Electronic Health Record
After a blizzard of hype surrounding the electronic health record (EHR), health professionals are now in full backlash mode against this complex new tool. They are rightly seen as a major cause of professional burnout among physicians and nurses: Clinicians are spending almost half their professional time typing, clicking, and checking boxes on electronic records. They can and must be made into useful, easy-to-use tools that liberate, rather than oppress, clinicians.
ehr  hbr 
6 weeks ago
Organization Hacking: Leveraging Other Disciplines to Get to Great UX User Experience Magazine
Designers can apply all the UX process they want, but if the rest of the organization doesn’t recognize the need for change it doesn’t matter what UX does. It’s all performance art unless product management and engineering (and the executives) understand how the stuff that the UX team does can help them.
6 weeks ago
Able, Allowed, Should; Navigating Modern Tech Ethics
As technologists, we are all stewards of some of the most powerful communication tools ever created. These tools have generated a lot of good in the world, but their very power requires a deep sense of responsibility and a commitment to making most ethically responsible decisions possible, every day.
ethics  medium  facebook 
6 weeks ago
Sculpting Software Animation – Pasquale D’Silva – Medium
Designing animation is sculpting time. Timing is critical. If you don’t consider animation timing, you’re not designing animation.
animation  medium  interaction-design 
6 weeks ago
Re-learning how to talk about Design – Bethany Heck – Medium
How a single design decision shapes everything that follows.
medium  design  self-driven 
6 weeks ago
Crooked Letters
Inside the NCAA's years-long, twisting investigation into Mississippi football
ole-miss  NCAA  stephen-godfrey  sbnation 
6 weeks ago
Reflection, growth and the art of the case study
He’s renowned for case studies such as Uber Magic 2.0 and Amazon Prime Music. Currently shaping the future of news at Google. In this interview, Simon Pan invites you into his design process and give his advice on what makes a successful design case study.
case-study  simon-pan 
6 weeks ago
How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds | The New Yorker
The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods.
fortnite  new-yorker 
6 weeks ago
Penn State head coach fires up crowd at Sands - WFMZ
To hear Franklin tell it, the reason he went "from being an idiot who couldn't coach" to "a coaching genius" is partly because he could recruit guys "who didn't catch a pass three yards down the field and fall down."
james-franklin  penn-state  lehigh-valley 
6 weeks ago
12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies
What does tech management at Slack, HubSpot, Netflix, Etsy, Shopify, InVision, and more have in common? A lot, apparently!
leadership  management  medium  readme 
7 weeks ago
WTF is The Blockchain? – Hacker Noon
The ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand Blockchain.
blockchain  bitcoin  cryptocurrency  medium 
7 weeks ago
Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself - The New York Times
Developing an approach of self-compassion and a willingness to let go starts with practice. So where and how to start?
nytimes  self-compassion  mental-health 
8 weeks ago
Hop Along 'Bark Your Head Off, Dog' Interview - Stereogum
Siblings Frances & Mark Quinlan on the music that made them plus music they made
hop-along  Stereogum 
8 weeks ago
What is Jobs to be Done (JTBD)? – Jobs to be Done
A Job to be Done is the process a consumer goes through whenever she aims to transform her existing life-situation into a preferred one, but cannot because there are constraints that stop her.
jtbd  medium 
8 weeks ago
Hey Siri, Should I Give My Children Their Own Smart Speaker?
No, my sons want a device of their own that responds to their voice commands, and they only see the good in this. Which is where I come in as the big bad parent, fretting about privacy and personal data on their behalf. And, yes, this as a man who sleeps two feet from a Google-made listening device.
parenting  medium  tech 
9 weeks ago
Porn Is Not the Worst Thing on – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Kids should be watching witty cartoons, riding bikes, making slime, doing art, playing Minecraft, learning chess, and boring us with bad magic tricks. They shouldn’t be stopping other kids from killing themselves.
9 weeks ago
The Dystopic Leftist Youth of Reddit and Facebook – Dark(ish) Web – Medium
If the alt-right can build political presence on the back of meme culture, can the hard left do it, too?
memes  medium  politics  alt-right 
9 weeks ago
Motherhood in the Age of the Crunchy Instagram Mama
This was the big, ugly lie the internet fed me: that natural parenting is the only pure way to love your kids.
parenting  motherhood  medium  tech 
9 weeks ago
Design Systems Sprint 0: The Silver Bullet of Product Development.
If you’re wondering why or how to build a design system, this series is for you.
design-system  process  medium  uxpin 
10 weeks ago
How Living Colour Reignited Rock’s “Cult of Personality” - The Ringer
“I was absolutely blown away that clearly there were other African Americans who unapologetically loved Led Zeppelin and wanted to shred.” —Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello
living-color  the-ringer 
11 weeks ago
How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity - The Atlantic
I’ve been speaking with employees at Slack for the last couple of years, while researching a book about mitigating bias, and have witnessed an all-hands effort, organized around several specific policies, to create a fairer and more inclusive workplace. These efforts began with the company’s launch in 2014, and have only accelerated. “All of us believe it’s our responsibility,” Julia Grace, Slack’s senior director of infrastructure engineering, told me.
slack  diversity  the-atlantic 
11 weeks ago
The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Richard Freed – Medium
These parents have no idea that lurking behind their kids’ screens and phones are a multitude of psychologists, neuroscientists, and social science experts who use their knowledge of psychological vulnerabilities to devise products that capture kids’ attention for the sake of industry profit. What these parents and most of the world have yet to grasp is that psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is now being used as a weapon against children.
parenting  medium 
11 weeks ago
The Fast and Slow of Design
what happens when we focus on the entire system? How can we create sustainable, balanced design systems that serve our companies and products for the long term?
design  mark-boulton 
11 weeks ago
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