Theaster Gates (No. 11) Theaster Gates, a Chicago-based potter turned conceptual artist with a background in urban planning, is using culture as a strategy to improve poor neighborhoods. He’s turned vacant homes into cultural spaces and transformed a former housing project into a mixed-income residential and arts hub. And there’s more in the works. advertisement advertisement Anna Maria Chávez (No. 22) With Girl Scout membership dropping, Anna Maria Chávez is working to lead the organization into the future. Girl Scouts now offers programs and badges in STEM–related fields, and in March, she teamed up with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to launch the provocative “Ban Bossy” campaign, which encourages the development of young leaders. Max Ventilla (No. 29) Dismayed by the lack of available school options for his young children, Max Ventilla developed two goals: grow … [Read more...] about The Most Creative People In Social Good, 2014
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Anyone who’s spent $100 to register as an iOS app developer has already had access to Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines. Now, the 245-page design tome is free for anyone to download in the iBooks store. advertisement advertisement The book offers a peek into Apple’s interaction design principles–how they approach user interface on iPhones and iPads–and it’s a pretty good read. Here are some of our favorite tips we gathered from our inaugural skim. Feel free to share yours in the comments below. Content Always Trumps Interface Don’t Say Hello With A Login “Delay a login requirement for as long as possible. It’s best when users can navigate through much of your app and use some of its functionality without logging in. For example, App Store doesn’t ask users to log in until they decide to buy something. Users often abandon apps that force them to log in before they can do anything useful.” … [Read more...] about 8 Tips From Apple’s Official Guide To App Design
A new animated map, Breathing City, beautifully visualizes the cliché of New York as the “city that never sleeps.” The map displays a 24-hour cycle of Manhattan’s populations at work and home. The slightly lung-shaped island appears to breathe as it reflects hourly changes, flaring orange (people working) midday, and cooling into an electric blue (people at home) at night. Times Square and the Financial District, where workers on the graveyard shift are most densely concentrated, glow around the clock. advertisement The map’s creator, Joey Cherdarchuk of data firm Darkhorse Analytics, was inspired by data visualizer John Nelson’s Breathing Earth and data consultancy Conveyal’s explanation of aggregate-disser, a disaggregation tool that reverses aggregated data into its original set in order to get more specialized data. Based on Cherdarchuk’s explanation of the map’s mind-boggling data-crunching and design process, we’re … [Read more...] about Animated Map Visualizes NYC’s Raging Workaholism
I arrived at MillerCoors’s Chicago headquarters on a sultry summer day, the kind that makes you crave an icy beer. I was here to learn what lay behind Coors Light’s frosty themed advertising, and my PR handler ferried me along a well-organized tour of the marketing wing. advertisement advertisement I saw the “lab,” a windowed cell with aluminum bookshelves full of packages that employees brought in for inspiration: a sleek Sapporo can; a bright box of Tide; and more. I listened to boilerplate information from a Miller executive in the “Great Taste Room” (“Less Filling” is next door). But what I really hoped to find out was the question on the minds of the countless beer drinkers who’ve stared curiously at the Two-Stage Cold Activation bottles and cans that Coors released last year: How cold is super cold? “I can’t give you proprietary information,” a company rep stonewalled. MillerCoors did provide … [Read more...] about How Cold Is Coors Light’s Super Cold Beer?