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Death of the calorie | 1843
For more than a century we’ve counted on calories to tell us what will make us fat. Peter Wilson says it’s time to bury the world’s most misleading measure
health  nutrition  science  diet  food  culture 
12 hours ago
LukeW | Designing for Large Screen Smartphones
LukeW Ideation + Design provides resources for mobile and Web product design and strategy including presentations, workshops, articles, books and more on usability, interaction design and visual design.
application  design  device  interface  interaction  fingers  reach 
15 hours ago
Humane by Design
Humane by Design is a resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being.
design  guidelines  ethics  ux 
17 hours ago
Ramsey Orta filmed the killing of Eric Garner, so the police punished him - The Verge
He filmed the killing of Eric Garner. The video traveled far, but it wouldn’t get justice for his dead friend. Instead, the NYPD would exact their revenge through targeted harassment and eventually imprisonment—Orta’s punishment for daring to show the world police brutality.
police_brutality  prison  racism  violence  abuse 
3 days ago
User interfaces: hiding stuff should be a last resort by Adam Silver, designer based in London, UK.
Knowing how to present optional form fields is more tricky than it first seems. Let's discuss why that is and ways we can handle it to improve the user experience.
interaction_design  ux  ui  visibility 
6 days ago
Abstraction, intuition, and the “monad tutorial fallacy” | blog :: Brent -> [String]
While working on an article for the Monad.Reader, I've had the opportunity to think about how people learn and gain intuition for abstraction, and the implications for pedagogy. The heart of the matter is that people begin with the concrete, and move to the abstract. Humans are very good at pattern recognition, so this is…
pedagogy  teaching  learning  intuition 
6 days ago
F's and V's Might Have Appeared After Agriculture - The Atlantic
If farming helped introduce f’s and v’s 12,000 years ago, it would challenge the principle that humans’ language abilities haven’t significantly changed since we first learned to speak.
linguistics  society  principle  farming  pronunciation  evolution 
6 days ago
Indico - Home
Indico Project Official site - Indico is a powerful event (meetings, conferences, lectures) management system developed at CERN
conference  management  events  cms 
7 days ago
ArchiveBox | 🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…
🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…
archive  bookmarks  backup  pinboard  mirror 
7 days ago
Should we build a wall around North Wales?
People develop attachments to places, they move, they develop attachments to new places, and to new people. If you think people have a right to do that, then the question is how to support it. If you don’t, then you need to ask yourself: what level of violence are you prepared to tolerate to keep people in their place?
politics  immigration  borders 
10 days ago
Holmgren's coloured wool test for colour blindness, Europe, | Wellcome Collection
The patient had to match one piece of wool to the samples in the box in this colour blindness test. There are light and dark shades to confuse the patient. This helped detect problems. The numbers on the pieces of wool were codes. The doctor used them to determine what type colour blindness the patient had.

Swedish physiologist Alarik Frithiof Holmgren (1831-1897) devised this test in 1874. He pursued his investigations following a railway accident in Sweden in 1876. The accident w...
colour_blindness  curiosity  wool  old  museum  perception 
10 days ago
Creatives do their best work when it's quiet
Surprise! Many creatives say they need quiet to do their best work. So why aren’t employers giving it to them?
productivity  work_culture  office  acoustics  separation 
15 days ago
Here's the CIA's "Phoenix Checklist" for thinking about problems / Boing Boing
The "Phoenix Checklist" is a set of questions developed by the CIA to define and think about a problem, and how to develop a solution. THE PROBLEM Why is it necessary to solve the problem? What benefits will you receive by solving the problem? What is the unknown? What is it you don’t yet understand?…
thinking  advice  productivity  problem_solving 
17 days ago
Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories – Herb Caudill – Medium
Almost two decades ago, Joel Spolsky excoriated Netscape for rewriting their codebase in his landmark essay Things You Should Never Do. He concluded that a functioning application should never, ever…
development  software  business  computing_history 
22 days ago
Open-source illustrations for every project you can imagine and create.
resources  illustration  svg  icons  graphics  illustrations 
23 days ago
Model Viewer for random games
games  maps  webgl  3D  data  cool  nintendo  via:popular 
23 days ago
Using CSS Grid the right way | hey it's violet
CSS Grid is fun to use but hard to learn. Here are three tips to help you understand and leverage the Grid spec.
css  layout  best_practices  tutorial  grid 
23 days ago
The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America - The Verge
In a damning new report, Casey Newton gives an unprecedented look at the day-to-day lives of Facebook moderators in America. His interviews with twelve current and former employees of Cognizant in Arizona reveal a workplace perpetually teetering on the brink of chaos.
facebook  mental_health  moderation  labour  practices  trauma  work  social_media  censorship 
24 days ago
Against “sensible” politics | Prospect Magazine
In spite of the fact most people think their own politics are "sensible," appeals to common sense are mostly about preserving the status quo—however broken it is
politics  uk  political_culture  radical  opinion 
24 days ago
Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod
On the rise of newsletter production, consumption, and monetization, and how email is one of the most powerful and resilient publishing platforms.
email  newsletter  writing  publishing  blogs 
4 weeks ago
Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need · An A List Apart Article
Designer Eric Bailey makes a case for leaving key accessibility features to the browser to ensure the most accessible experience.
accessibility  design  ux  frontend  browser 
5 weeks ago
Carbon Design System
Carbon is the design system for IBM web and product. It is a series of individual styles, components, and guidelines used for creating unified UI.
guidelines  guide  ui  resources  content  accessibility  pattern  design 
6 weeks ago
‘When my world fell apart my friends became my family’ | Life and style | The Guardian
The death of her partner at the age of 25 was a devastating loss for Ella Risbridger. But she was never alone. For one thing, her mates would never have allowed that…
friendship  life  culture  city  article 
6 weeks ago
Don’t Blame the Tool – UX of User Onboarding
A/B testing is not a panacea, but it is fantastic at what it’s supposed to do. Some people have provided very valid criticisms about particular parts of it, but I fear that some of the poorer…
ux  a/b_testing  ui  design  metrics  objectives  myths  reference 
6 weeks ago
Color - Cloudflare Design
A color palette tool for interface design
colour  design  accessibility  tool  contrast 
7 weeks ago
Power Thesaurus
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers.
reference  writing  tools  lexicon  english  dictionary 
7 weeks ago
Security Checklist
A checklist for staying safe on the internet
security  privacy  checklist  best_practices  internet  sharing 
7 weeks ago
Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? - The New York Times
I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?
culture  work  capitalism  exploiation  hustle 
7 weeks ago
Why Gen Z Loves Closed Captioning – The Upgrade – Medium
These were the words from my college-aged daughter when I caught her lounging on our couch, streaming Friends with 24-point closed captioning on. She has no hearing impairment, and I wanted to know…
captions  subtitles  video  content  focus  distraction  habits 
7 weeks ago
Reader Mode: The Button to Beat | CSS-Tricks
As a young nerd, I loved to immerse myself in digital worlds, learning the ins and outs of the rules someone else had created for me (intentionally or
usability  typography  reader_mode  content  css 
9 weeks ago
Building websites for Safari Reader Mode and other reading apps.
Alternate reading modes offer users improved readability and options for personalisation — people can choose to use these tools for any number of reasons including better accessibility with improved…
html  mobile  microdata  reader_mode  accessibility 
9 weeks ago
The Definitive Guide to Form Label Positioning — SitePoint
Labels are central to good form design but there are many views on where to position them. Jessica Enders delivers the final word in form label positioning.
forms  design  ux  resources  testing 
10 weeks ago
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