Show, don’t tell, with GIFs. Ingenious approach to showing users how to get something done with your product.
I want an Instapaper-style app that connects to my blog and then tells me what percentage of articles I end up linking to.
Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos. Great 4-part interview with Rob Siefker from Zappos’ Customer Loyalty Team.
There is a whole class of salaried professionals that, should you meet them at parties and admit that you do something that might be considered interesting (an anthropologist, for example), will want to avoid even discussing their line of work entirely. Give them a few drinks, and they will launch into tirades about how pointless and stupid their job really is.
Seminars About Long-Term Thinking: Thinking, Fast and Slow. I’ve been reading Daniel Kahneman’s, “Thinking, Fast and Slow” lately. It’s a fantastic book and this lecture acts as a high-level summary to it. If you dig the lecture it’s well worth picking up the book.
How do good ideas spread? A great New Yorker piece from Atul Gawande about how some ideas take time to spread. More than just a theoretical piece, too, it includes specific examples.
I think we often view methods of tutorial creation as good or bad. Really, we would also be evaluating technologies and methods for tutorial creation based on the individual context.