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Autumn. #birds #berlin #skyporn

GIFs are so cool, even CHANEL-cool ;-)
Sparkle in Chanel

GIFs are so cool, even CHANEL-cool ;-)

Sparkle in Chanel

To be universally liked is to be relatively ignored. To be disliked by some is to be loved all the more by others.

Specifically, a woman’s overall sex appeal is enhanced when some men find her ugly.

What an intelligent analysis of online dating data reveals about the larger question of being extraordinary  (via explore-blog)

This is truly #humancentered: KLM’s New Social Strategy is happy To Help Any Traveler, Anywhere, Any Airline

KLM, known for its social savvy and service, is taking both to new levels, promising to help travelers on any airline during #HappyToHelp week.

Eager to prove to non-customers the quality of its customer service, this week (October 13-17), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is offering help to as many travelers as possible—including those not even using KLM—on and offline, through an ambitious global social campaign called #HappytoHelp.

If you forget your passport on the way to the airport over the next few days, you could find KLM arranging for a driver to take you back home to get it. Unsure, what to pack for that last minute trip to Ibiza? What out for a tailored weather report, courtesy of KLM.

Read full article on:

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3037031/klms-new-social-strategy-happy-to-help-any-traveler-anywhere-any-airline

#ux #goodux #usercentered

Innovation @ IBM: Via Tumblr / ibmblr:

Up and at ‘em, Watson. The paint is dry. The desks are assembled. The art is hung. And today, 600 eager IBMers are making their maiden voyages to the new global headquarters for IBM Watson, at 51 Astor Place in Silicon Alley, NY.And once they’ve located their morning caffeine, they’ll get on with their jobs of developing the next generation of cognitive computing apps, software and solutions. Seated in the heart of NYC’s tech start-up scene, they’ll start new collaborations with developers all over the planet, while teaching Watson to learn Spanish—the first of many new languages. Hey, who’s got time for first day jitters anyway?

Innovation @ IBM: Via Tumblr / ibmblr:

Up and at ‘em, Watson. The paint is dry. The desks are assembled. The art is hung. And today, 600 eager IBMers are making their maiden voyages to the new global headquarters for IBM Watson, at 51 Astor Place in Silicon Alley, NY.And once they’ve located their morning caffeine, they’ll get on with their jobs of developing the next generation of cognitive computing apps, software and solutions. Seated in the heart of NYC’s tech start-up scene, they’ll start new collaborations with developers all over the planet, while teaching Watson to learn Spanish—the first of many new languages. Hey, who’s got time for first day jitters anyway?

Great: @baratunde on #storytelling.

So true. via @davidlynchfoundation

kateoplis:

“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a Cool Girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men — friends, coworkers, strangers — giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them.” 

― Gillian Flynn

sometimes we are so quick to judge and assume, HONY reminds me daily not to do that, to look people in the eyes and never forget that they too have a story.
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The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 hours in #Kiev is the first project to analyze the use of #Instagram during a social upheaval.

#ukraine #revolution

http://www.the-everyday.net/p/the-extraordinary-and-everyday.html

wgsn:

H&M launch their, All for children, collection later this month with 25% of sales donated to Unicef. An extremely cute forest animal theme, with plenty dress-up elements we can’t wait to see it all in store.

Why did a bank buy a leading UX firm?

Well, in short: UX matters.

In San Francisco, design agencies being acquired by tech companies have become a common story, with clear synergies between tech and design thinking. Remember Facebook acquiring Hot Studio last year? On a more singular note, more recently RISD president John Maeda departed to become the first design partner at VC Kleiner Perkins, presumably to help provide vision to their funded startups. But a bank buying a UX firm is a tad unexpected. For those of us who make a living under the banner of UX design, last week’s acquisition of renowned UX consultancy Adaptive Path by Capital One, raises many questions. What does it mean when an established bank decides to bring one of the leading UX design firms in-house? What is the motivation for a group of UX innovators to take themselves off the market? What does it mean to the rest of us who still need to sell our talents in a field that is ever changing?

Read the whole story on iiD:

http://www.ideasindigital.com/idea/why-did-a-bank-buy-a-leading-ux-firm/

fallontonight:

Between slow-dancing and breaking it down, Sara and mir.i.am have the full school dance experience.

Love it so much <3. #eww #fallon #will.i.am

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