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Since joining Pentagram as a partner, Natasha Jen’s overheads have increased “by 20 times”. One of the youngest partners at the global design firm – and the only partner in Pentagram’s history to have started as an intern – Jen talked money (“Wake up people!”) on the second day of Kyoorius Designyatra, India’s three-day creativity conference held annually in Goa.
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“A good deed never goes unpunished,” so the saying goes and, having stridently volunteered to take part in my first hackathon, I slowly began to realise exactly what that maxim means. My tweet to advertise my involvement yielded a single retweet. “Hey guys, this is for charity,” I say. “Give it some support”. Nothing. Nadda. Zip. Zilch. Tumbleweed rolls by.
Uber just announced it will “aggressively roll out” carpooling, or ridesharing, in the face of increasing competition from startups that offer it as an ultra-cheap transportation option. Uber started as a service for professional taxi and livery drivers, who use the app to find passengers in real time. By contrast, ridesharing essentially lets anyone be a taxi driver: just sign up with an app like Sidecar or Lyft, and anyone with a vehicle and car insurance can start picking up passengers for tips. This practice is potentially illegal across the US; Sidecar is involved in a lawsuit over its legality in Austin.
It seems that the relatively new concept of ridesharing has been nibbling into Uber’s business. As a result, the company started…
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Skeuomorphism is a dirty word in iOS and OS X app design, but where exactly does it come from, and what makes a skeuomorphic design succeed or fail? Christopher Downer of Realmac Software has laid out what defines skeuomorphism (roughly, it’s a design that retains features of an older object, like an e-reader app that looks like a book), how it’s been used over the years in software, and when it’s appropriate. “Comfort,” Downer says, “can make skeuomorphism a valuable part of an application’s design,” but gimmicky features or ugly textures rightly give the strategy a bad name.
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Writers from across the globe talk the ups and downs of modern life in a new zine
Responding to common feelings of being overwhelmed by our chaotic modern world, Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay is a new print zine featuring writing from contributors based in NYC, London and Sydney. Assembled by hand by Brooklyn-based writer and founder James Aviaz, the zine touches on those confusing…