Image of the Week: Interactive infographic from Arsenal Football Club Creator: Arsenal Football Club (click to explore live) Description: With the 2015/2016 in the books, Aresenal uses ThingLink to give fans a "behind the numbers" look at their campaign. Hover over the hotspots to unlock Arsenal's month-by-month record, away versus home splits, number of clean sheets, overall win percentage, and much more. Special mention: Remember, the main goal of an infographic is to display information in a visual and easy to digest format. It can be challenging to include a lot of numbers and statistics in one infographic without overwhelming readers. Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man This is Part 1 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. PDF and ebook options: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing (see a preview here), and an ebook containing the whole four-part Elon Musk series: Last month, I got a surprising phone call. Elon Musk, for those unfamiliar, is the world’s raddest man. I’ll use this post to explore how he became a self-made billionaire and the real-life inspiration for Iron Man’s Tony Stark, but for the moment, I’ll let Richard Branson explain things briefly: Whatever skeptics have said can’t be done, Elon has gone out and made real.
10 Great Free Alternatives to AutoCAD AutoCAD is the most used computer program for people who need to create 2D and 3D drawings and diagrams, especially in industries such as architecture, interior design and engineering. Being that it is the industry standard, it is also quite an expensive program to buy. If you are looking to get into AutoCAD and this type of design work, but you are not yet certain if it is for you, there are some free AutoCAD alternatives out there that you can try which work similarly. Also, if you need some 2D and 3D design work done and don’t have the money to spring for AutoCAD, here are some great, completely free AutoCAD alternatives to check out. This is an application that will allow you to draft two dimensions objects.
11 Apps + Subscriptions Every Boss Babe Needs — Social Studio Shop Asana I’ve used Asana from my corporate life, to my blog life. It’s amazing. This free app is a project management tool sent from the gods. It allows you to create groups, teams, projects, you name it. Dear Angelica: New Ocuclus Animated Movie Was Drawn in VR Geena Davis will never forget the first time she tried virtual reality, because it literally brought her to tears. “I was crying, and so moved by it,” she recently recalled. “I was just a mess by the end.” Davis’ tear-inducing introduction to virtual reality (VR) came when she first watched a draft of “Dear Angelica,” a new 12-minute cinematic virtual experience from Oculus Story Studio that is premiering at Sundance and on the Oculus Rift headset Friday. “I felt bad about it,” Oculus Story Studio Creative Director Saschka Unseld recently told Variety.
The Importance of Constructive Feedback in Photography Most of us have received critiques of our work at some point of our life. Some of the most subjective feedback is that directed at works of art. Photography is no exception. With a lot of people picking up photography as a hobby, it’s no wonder that a lot of photography related forums are created with the purpose of sharing. An Open-source Mobile Gaming Taxonomy Context: Every mobile gaming company has their own terminology and classification system for describing different genres and types of mobile games. In other words, a mobile gaming taxonomy. Unfortunately, no industry standard exists. Further, I’ve been very unhappy with the current taxonomies developed by the various research firms out there. As a good friend of mine stated recently to me:
Bob Tilford's Blog - Spoiled for choice: The psychology of choice overload in games, and how to avoid it Spoiled for choice: The psychology of choice overload in games, and how to avoid it The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Bob Tilford has a PhD in Experimental Psychology and works as a Games User Researcher at Player Research - an award-winning playtesting and user research company based in Brighton, UK.
Game design patterns for building friendships In November of 2016, a small group of veteran game designers got together in a remote portion of Texas for a think tank called Project Horseshoe. Our workgroup dug deep into how design can help build meaningful relationships within games. You can read the other reports here: Our group consisted of: How Do You Measure Leadership? Are you a good leader? How do you know? In a startup culture that is obsessed with management by metrics, many founders struggle to answer this critical question about themselves. How To Build A Product Roadmap Everyone Understands - ProdPad Update: Want an in-depth guide to building a theme-based product roadmap? Grab our 5-part e-course – it’s free. Up until recently, no one really knew what product roadmaps were supposed to look like, but we all knew something had to change. At my old companies, we were using JIRA and a release planner to communicate our product plans. They were long, complicated, and detailed – because you know, they’re made for devs – and made for messy backlogs that were extremely hard to follow. Today, roadmapping is a contentious subject but at least one thing is self-evident: no one reads a product roadmap they can’t understand.
The UX of Pokémon GO : A Case Study – Pedro Almeida – Medium With a soaring 20 million daily users, Pokémon GO needs no introduction and if you haven’t played it yet, you witnessed how it took by storm the avenues and busy corners of the world. At first glance the game doesn’t have a lot of depth to it. You have to go outside to catch Pokémon, battle for gyms and hatch the occasional egg. Still, Pokémon GO broke countless records and quickly became the top-selling mobile game of all time. Innovative game mechanics and a long-running franchise certainly help to succeed, but is there something else to it? I want to make a case for the psychological basis of the Pokémon GO user experience: I will show how it works, why it excels and where it could be improved.
MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager – The Black Box of Product Management – Medium 1. The Stack When engineers refer to ‘the stack’, they’re talking about the layers of technologies that are used to provide functionality to your product (i.e. make the thing work). From the moment a customer loads your landing page to when they delete their account, the technologies in the stack handle everything.