Read more about 11 things they didn’t teach you at design school at CreativeBloq.com
However hard we studied, we’ve all got gaps in our design education. Damn You Art School is a website devoted to filling them – http://www.damnyouartschool.com/
You’re reading 5 Mobile Design Trends That Can Teach Us Something, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
There are so many apps within the App Store and there are so many more on Google Play. It’s hard to tell what the up and coming design trends are but it’s significantly easier to pick five current trends and analyze them. Let’s see how color, innovative ideas and simplicity of current apps can teach […]
Read more about 5 lessons fast-moving consumer goods can teach us about branding at CreativeBloq.com
With a wealth of resources available to us, sometimes we look for little nuggets of wisdom from the Internet or from the people around us. Comics aren’t usually a person’s first choice on life’s ponderings but there are definitely a few gems that can give you some insight and make you chuckle too.
Comic themed posters are especially great because you can hang them up on your wall as a reminder of a lesson that’s important to you. Here we’ve gathered 10 comic themed posters filled with life lessons. From comics that have to do with lessons on parenting to those about finding passion, why not display your train of thought in a different way?
Recommended Reading: Adorable Comics Featuring Sound Effects From Around The World
Charles M. Schulz is the man responsible for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip which features a famous dog that we’re all probably familiar with, Snoopy. Though he stopped creating them in 2000, this little poster becomes an adorable reminder of how we should always celebrate the little things. [Get it here]
The Zombie Office is actually a webcomic done by Jay Nolte and although the word zombie is probably enough to get you running in the opposite direction, this motivational poster on creativity is pretty spot on. And who doesn’t love a little bit of zombie humor right? [Get it here]
ZenPencils is one of the more inspirational webcomics out there and you’ve probably seen his stuff being shared around. This particular poster based on Confucious’ famous quote is a good reminder for all those who need a little bit of encouragement in their jobs. [Get it here]
There are many stages that a person goes through in life and becoming a parent is one of them. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates this perfectly in a comic that all parents and future parents would be able to relate to. [Get it here]
How could we do a collection and not include the lover of lasagna himself, Garfield? Jim Davis’ comic strips may seem quite simple at first glance but the witty dialogue and insight offered is one that is truly timeless. [Get it here]
This may seem like an odd choice but a lesson in spelling is definitely a life lesson. You wouldn’t want your potential date to turn you down over something as trivial as that, right? The Oatmeal webcomics has come up with this nifty little poster to help remind you of the right way to spell these common words. [Get it here]
A pretty poster that was originally inspired by another SMBC inspirational comic. This poster serves as a reminder about how short our life is and how we should aim to make whatever ‘lifetimes’ we have count. [Get it here]
A full on comic strip that you may have stumbled upon in the paper’s. This particular strip from Beetle Bailey touches upon the subject of disregarding everyone else’s opinion of you in a lighthearted manner. [Get it here]
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a lesson on love, right? This is another meaningful one by ZenPencils, which is taken from a C.S. Lewis quote. If you feel like love may be a risky situation, this will help inspire you to take it. [Get it here]
Sometimes, the cool thing about comics is that you don’t need words for it to make sense. As depicted here, there’s something great about looking at things from a different perspective (or not looking as Calvin and Hobbes demonstrates here). A handy poster to help you stay calm and relaxed. [Get it here]
We are living in a digital era where gadgets from computers, smartphones to tablets have become an essential part of our lives. Even kids these days pick up an iPad as and figure out apps like how a fish takes to water. With kids becoming more tech-savvy as time goes on, there’s no reason why they can’t learn the basics behind their favorite technology. That’s right, we’re saying that there’s no reason why you can’t teach your kids programming from a young age.
This will not only develop the analytical programming skills of kids at early age but will also help them get an idea that whether they want to become a programmer in future. Here we’ve put together for you 10 educational tools that can be used to teach and develop programing skills in kids. Most of the listed tools are based on a visual programming language which has drag and drop interface for programming. These colorful and engaging tools will ultimately help build up your childs programming skills.
Recommended Reading: 5 Top Augmented Reality Apps For Education
Hopscotch says that programming is designed for everyone. By using Hopscotch, you can teach the basics of programming to your kid easily. Currently, you can only download the Hopscotch app for free on the iPad. Hopscotch allows your kids to develop their own games, stories, animations and other many interactive programs by dragging and dropping blocks of code. One can shake, tilt or even shout at the iPad to control the characters in program. [Visit site]
Scratch is a programing language and online community, which is developed and maintained by Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab. Scratch is a free to use service and it allows your kids to create their own animations, games and stories. Your kids can share their creations with others around the world using the online community of Scratch. [Visit site]
Alice is a free to use 3D programming tool that allows one to create animations for telling a story, playing an interactive or a video to share on the web. The main purpose of Alice is to give your kids basic exposure to object-oriented programming. By using Alice, students will learn to create animated movies (containing people, animals and vehicles) and simple video games. [Visit site]
Tynker is an online programming learning system designed to motivate kids to translate their creative ideas into games, projects and animated stories, and circulate their apps on the web. Tynker uses easy visual programming language in which no programming syntax is required but only blocks of codes are combined together to create programs. There’s a fee for lifetime access but they offer online self-paced courses, mobile puzzles and summer camps as well. [Visit site]
Hackety Hack is an easy to use programming tool which can be used to teach the absolute basics of programming. One doesn’t need any prior experience of programming before they start working on Hackety Hack. It is based on Ruby programming language. Ruby is used for development of programs such as desktop applications and websites. It is really easy to build graphical interfaces using the Shoes tool of Hackety Hack. [Visit site]
Kodable is a free to use programming app for iPad. The tagline, “Learn to code before you know how to read” is embodied through their method of learning programming through a fun game. Kodable is specially designed for kids aged 5 years or above, so that they can learn programming by playing games with little instructions. Kodable has 3 levels of programming including K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade and 6th – 12th grade. [Visit site]
Stencyl is fast, free and convenient. It allows you to develop games by using a drag and drop (block-snapping) interface, and no coding is required at all. If you do not want to use the block-snapping interface then you can type in code as well. Stencyl has extensive platform support and games developed on Stencyl can be played on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux too. [Visit site]
RoboMind is a programming tool for kids which uses its own language called ROBO. It is a very simple language which does not require any previous knowledge of programming. The main objective of RoboMind is to move a virtual robot on a two-dimensional grid and perform simple tasks. By using RoboMind, your kids can learn the basics of artificial intelligence and later on even use it on real robotic kits such as LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0. RoboMind gives a 30 days free trial of their tools. [Visit site]
Etoys is an easy to use programming tool that kids can use to create their own games, models and stories. An Etoys project can be developed by using graphics, animated objects, music, sound, scanned pictures and text. Etoys is free to use with a liberal license. [Visit site]
Waterbear is a convenient and free to use programming toolkit for kids which uses a drag and drop approach for programming purposes. Waterbear is a visual programming language which means there is no need to learn syntax to start programming with it. Kids can create a new file, look at examples of other creations and play around with the different features among other things. There are even descriptions for each element that are easy to follow as well. [Visit site]
Read more about Teach yourself the art of paper cutting with this e-course at CreativeBloq.com
Read more about Can you really teach yourself to be a web pro? at CreativeBloq.com
Would you like to learn how to work with videos in Lightroom? This course will teach you to apply multiple features to videos, just the way you do with your photos. Of course, that’s just the tip of an iceberg…
Video games can already offer a clear look at some fairly complex human behaviors as they’re expressed in virtual contexts. (Any fan of The Sims can attest to this). However, economists like Yanis Varoufakis are now looking to games like Half Life and Portal as new ways to understand social economics. Varoufakis, who teaches at the University of Athens and holds a position at the University of Texas at Austin, was brought on by Valve to be the company’s in-house economist. Between 2012 and mid-2013, he looked to games as ways to upend and even replace the models that economists use to understand capital and how communities make use of it. As he told Reason Magazine, he came away discovering something startling:
Let me put it very…