At the recent, The 99% Conference, Scott Thomas took the stage to talk about what it was like to design Obama's digital campaign on the fly. This video culls the highlights from his presentation and catches up with him afterward to find out more about his theories on simplicity and his plans for working in politics in the future.
After surveying a large number of successful people, Behance found that those who have made things happen share several common principles. Midway through the conference, Scott Belsky, Behance's CEO, took the stage to summarize them:
Beautifully designed, highly functional and easy to set-up, Philips' Prestigo remote rivals top-of-the-line models with similar features but costs significantly less. The latest model, the STR9320 (still yet to hit the market), hosts 300,000 devices in its memory, requiring little more than a few taps to program it to work with up to 20 components.
"The most important thing I learned in grad school is that there are no new ideas, just great executions. At Cool Hunting this is one of our underlying editorial principles. Being in the business of helping creative people get stuff done, Behance is incredibly well aligned with our perspective," says Josh Rubin, editor of Cool Hunting.
While old-fashioned business cards have their charm, it's a little surprising that a digital service like Contxts, an SMS-enabled way to share contact info, hasn't come along sooner. After entering info online, users can send their "text card" to mobile phones (or someone can request it) by texting the preset Contxt number. The new contact then receives the info and they're entered into a virtual rolodex accessible through Contxt.
Two notebooks that allow you to express yourself freely, the new Walls Notebook by design studio, and Moleskine's upcoming Folio are intended to provide an outlet for the creative class and doodlers alike.