A week after launching the app, Flipboard's racked up a million downloads and tripled their engagement (measured in "flips per month"). "Every industry, every type of business we think about needs to be fundamentally reinvented in the face of social," cofounder Evan Doll tells us.
For Fast Company's "Case for Girls" package, several advertising agencies came up with mock ads as a response for the rampant cultural preference for baby boys over baby girls. One agency, AKQA, hopes to transform their campaign for Chinese women from a thought experiment into the real deal with a new website, a gripping video, and the push for a mobilizing event in March 2012.
The visual programming language Processing is one of the coolest design tools out there, and I write about it all the time. But have I learned the language myself? No: because I have yet to stumble across the perfect "onboarding" experience, something that makes me forget about how difficult learning to program seems, while still building up the necessary "101-level" skills. A new iPad magazine called VOID would seem to be just what I'm looking for: it's gorgeous, immersive, and instructive, dedicated to the practice of creative coding, but aimed at non-coders. I can haz plz?
Gourmet’s demise in 2009 left serious foodies with an aching hunger for a literate cooking magazine. Nothing has stepped in to replace it, but Lucky Peach, a new quarterly food journal from McSweeney’s, Dave Eggers’s publishing house, may very well become the Gourmet to a young generation interested as much in molecular gastronomy as a captivating read.