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Innovation is not born from the dream, innovation is born from the struggle.

—Simon Sinek

(Source: enzio)

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Plant a flag on the web. Make sure people can see your work online, but even more importantly: write! Make sure people can read evidence of your thought process. It’s not enough to show the work; you need to describe the problem at hand and how you went about solving it. When I’m interviewing designers, the work gets you in the door, but it’s your mouth that gets you hired.


If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.

—Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn (via enzio)

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There is much that is wrong with Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, but its treatment of software is the most profound of the book’s flaws. Isaacson doesn’t merely neglect or underemphasize Jobs’s passion for software and design, but he flat-out paints the opposite picture.

Isaacson makes it seem as though Jobs was almost solely interested in hardware, and even there, only in what the hardware looked like. Superficial aesthetics.


Isaacson clearly believes that design is merely how a product looks and feels, and that “engineering” is how it actually works.

John Gruber’s intelligent critique of Walter Isaacson’s much buzzed-about Steve Jobs biography. Very much worth reading in its entirety.   (via curiositycounts)

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Modai Mobile Phone Concept

Smartphones are the epitome of planned obsolescence. If you don’t upgrade your phone every two years, you’re likely to be left out in the cold as software outpaces its capabilities. But all you really need to do is upgrade the phone’s brain, not its whole body. What if there were a smartphone whose body was designed to let this kind of modular upgrading happen? Julius Tarng has created one calledModai. It’s only a concept design, not a working prototype or a shipping product, but I wish it were

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