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Title: Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection Context: In dire need of creative inspiration? Here’s a bajillion hours of videos that’ll cure what ails ya. Best Bit: “For me, a good TED video is much better than another

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Title: The Reinvention Of Normal Context: We tend to, as a species, equate normal with good for some unfathomable reason. Synopsis: We are all in need of inspiration on pretty much a rolling basis, but it’s what you do with

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Title: “How can they be so good?”: The strange story of Skype Context: A brief history of the program, and people, that reinvented telephony. Synopsis: How are great ideas born? Do they strike like a bolt of lightening, from parts

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Title: Why Doodling Is Important – “I Draw Pictures All Day” Context: The best way to think creatively is to act creatively. Synopsis: Remember back when you were a kid and a box of crayons was your best friend? Most

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Title: Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity Context: If you ain’t bored, you ain’t being creative. Synopsis: I have kids so I know all about dealing with bored people. God forbid 5 minutes goes past without something horribly stimulating

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Title: Jack White – Inspiration Context: Sometimes the best ideas come from the most uncomfortable places. Synopsis: I don’t know if you’re a White Stripes (or Jack White) fan or not but the guy is a pretty interesting character (see

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Title: The Invisible Side of Design Context: Design should never be about the designer. It is always about the user. Synopsis: The best designs do not even exist for users. Which is exactly why it is so damn hard to

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Stand on the shoulders of giants. Don’t reinvent the wheel. And plenty of other trite phrases about a site that should make you job much, much easier. via epicbagel.com

Title: Let’s Be Frank Context: User experience as a discipline is not confined to pixels and web pages as much as we may believe that it does. Synopsis: Say what you will about Frank Gehry, he’s a guy consumed with

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