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My type of humour

Effective dashboards

An effective dashboard is the product not of cute gauges, meters and traffic lights, but rather of informed design: more science than art, more simplicity than dazzle. It is, above all else, about communication.

Steven Few, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Communication of Visual Date, 2006

How Ben Shneiderman defines information visualization

“Information visualization has emerged from research in human-computer interaction, computer science, graphics, visual design, psychology, and business methods. It is increasingly applied as a critical component in scientific research, digital libraries, data mining, financial data analysis, market studies, manufacturing production control, and drug discovery”.

Ben Shneiderman 2003

Inspriational talk

inspirational talk

How to piss off your designer friends

How to piss of your designer friends and give them a headache

Soberrain

soberrain:

Sigmar Polke- Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz anmalen, 1969

(Serie: Die drei Lügen der Malerei)

Great minds discuss ideas

When I grow up

“when I’m grown up I want to be happy”

So true

Smaracuja

photo by smaracuja

smaracuja:

So after an eternity trying to find a contact form and several emails being sent back and forth I managed that tumblr staff would take my photo down. I didn’t get any information on who was the origin on that post or who in that long chain of 50.000 notes inserted the advertorial link behind it due to privacy reasons. Although I should be satisfied, just my photo has been deleted and all the reblogged posts with the link that gets Mr.Anonymous 2 cents for each click are still there.

I wouldn’t make such a fuzz about it, but I am concerned about this trend. Of course, there’s been reblogging and sharing stuff without credit ever since and I don’t consider my photo a piece of art, but using viral posts for third party profit is new to me within this “community”. At first you wonder why something inappropriate with that high amount of attention wouldn’t get noticed by the tumblr staff, but after seeing them just deleting the photo and keeping the link, I really don’t wonder about anything anymore.

One would think a company as big as tumblr would take better care of their product.