If you do only one thing on the internet today, please watch this video by James Rath. In a world where so often technology can make us feel disconnected and absent from those around us, it’s important to see things from the other end something. In the case of James Rath it’s incredible to see how much technology has influenced his life in such a positive way.
An extensive particle from Viticci of MacStories about working on the iPad. I can speak from experience as well. I upgraded my iPad 2 to an iPad Air 2 in November last year and its becoming my go to device for any computing other than the design work I need to use my Mac for.
I love the idea behind this bathroom mirror, something that I could imagine in my home one day.
The internet of things is talked about a lot, but more often than not seems gimmicky in execution. The idea of kettles with WiFi built in and fridges with touch screens just don’t really make much sense to me, but something subtle that integrates quietly into its surroundings and has real utility does.
Investing comments from Tim Challies in a recent blog post about Going All-in With Ebooks. It’s something I’ve thought about many times, and in fact have committed to on more than one occasion, but always end up coming back to paper books. Worth a read if you’re considering a similar move.
Really interesting to hear how different cultures use messaging technologies. The UK is much like how the author of this piece speaks about their friends in the US and nothing like Argentina but voice messages have always intrigued me. I’ve had the ability to use them on my iPhone for a while but never do, maybe it’s time to start. Several of my best friends live away from me, we chat on the phone from time to time, but message more often. Maybe this would bridge the gap.
With WWDC at the start of next month, MacStories have outlined their wishes for the next version of iOS.
It’s a long but interesting read, iOS 8 changed the way I use both my iPad and my iPhone, so I can kind of understand where a lot of these hopes are coming from.
Writing, future uses of new technology, design processes, an interview with a design legend and Apple Watch. The range of subjects covered in this weeks edition of The Week in Links, has a bit more variety in it than previous weeks. Sit back and enjoy.
- How to Write with Substance by Gregory Ciotti
- Touch & Tap by Chase McCoy
- The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design on iMore
- From Critique to Collaboration: The Creation of Adobe Comp CC
- Interview with Erik Spiekermann on Freunde von Freunden
- Our favorite OS X launcher on The Sweet Setup
- Watch, Apple Watch by John Gruber
This week’s edition highlights just four things I think are worth looking at. The first is something I’ve never really thought about, but on reflection and with my interest in typography, should’ve been high up on the list. Following that is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in in typography, an insightful look into a cycle for generating meaningful content before ending with an imaginative glimpse into what impact the Apple Watch could have on people’s lives. Enjoy your Sunday evening reading.