These gorgeous girls have a longboard club – check them out.. I have a longboard, I want to set up a club too! And a BMX gang, I’ll do it when I finish my season of preforming for the Wet Hot Beauties…
Instead of crappy corporate xmas gifts this year my companies donating time and money to creating a new website for the New Zealand Child Cancer Foundation. I’m on the project as UX designer, so working through the requirements, the wish list with the UX lead, PM and the amazing team at CCF.. then doing the IA and interaction design, working closely with our Visual Designer b/c it’s a site with such a strong message..
The research for the site has been pretty hard on the heart strings, and I’ve come across some pretty sad stories. The most recent is this one, the story of the Falling Whistles:
From TED via Bryony
“About this talkPsychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.About Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo was the leader of the notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — and an expert witness at Abu Ghraib. His book The Lucifer Effect explores the nature of evil; now, in his new…”
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The Before I die I want to… project was inspired by a combination of factors: (1) the “death” of the Polaroid, (2) a psychologist’s tool called safety contracts, and (3) a passion to get people to think about (and act upon) what is really important in their lives through this simple, very straight-forward question.
Epic Ted talk from IDEO head Tim Brown on the power of play and how it inspires creativity.
“Our desire to be original is a form of editing.. ”
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