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Links van 21 november 2018 tot 25 november 2018

Christopher Tolkien and the legacy of his father J.R.R. Tolkien: The Steward of Middle-earth
Now, after more than 40 years, at the age of 94, Christopher Tolkien has laid down his editor’s pen, having completed a great labor of quiet, scholastic commitment to his father’s vision. It is the concluding public act of a gentleman and scholar, the last member of a club that became a pivotal part of 20th-century literature: the Inklings. It is the end of an era.

Voice User Interfaces (VUI) — The Ultimate Designer’s Guide
While there’s a vast spectrum of VUI, they all share a set of common UX fundamentals that drive usability. We’ll explore teose fundamentals so, as a user, you can dissect your everyday VUI interactions — and, as a designer, you can build better experiences.

The Mystery Font That Took Over New York – The New York Times
How did Choc, a quirky calligraphic typeface drawn by a French graphic designer in the 1950s, end up on storefronts everywhere?

The State of JavaScript 2018: Introduction
JavaScript is always changing. New libraries, new frameworks, new languages… It's part of the fun, but it can also feel overwhelming sometimes. That's where the State of JavaScript survey comes in: this year, we surveyed over 20,000 JavaScript developers to figure out what they're using, what they're happy with, and what they want to learn. And the result is a unique collection of stats and insights that will hopefully help you make your own way through the JavaScript ecosystem.

Procedural Content Generation in Games | A textbook and an overview of current research

We mogen best trots zijn op onze roetpiet – De Standaard
Ik heb vriendinnen die nog steeds niet begrijpen waar ik moeilijk over doe. Waarom de oude Piet mij tegen de haren strijkt, en waarom ik hun (eigenlijk onze) fijnste jeugdherinneringen probeer te verpesten met activistische praat. Maar als ik hun vraag wat hun sterkste argumenten zijn voor het behoud van een gitzwarte piet met kroeshaar, dikke rode lippen en gouden oorbellen, stokt het gesprek en blijft alleen emotie over.

Links voor 22 mei 2011

Social Games vs Multiplayer Games: A Commentary on Raph Koster’s Social Mechanics Presentation
I thought that since I’m not at GDC, it might be interesting to write a review-from-afar. I looked at the core of his ideas, many of which center around cooperative gameplay, then raised questions over whether they were appropriate to the social game space. Below, I suggest some alternatives that may have been missed in the presentation, and finally I ask whether social games have a next level of sophistication to them at all.

Weatherspark: Gent
infoporn!

Augmenting a Live Talk with Overhead Projector Style Infographics – information aesthetics
MAYA Design CEO Mickey McManus has recently demonstrated the power of using subtly animated infographics during a live TEDx talk. While the talk on "Information Liquidity" is already mind boggling by itself, the short visual interruptions that merge sophisticated illustrations with the concept of old-school overhead projectors (or maybe they represent the prototypes of next-gen thin film computers…) is quite an original approach to keep the audience engaged

A Week on Foursquare
We collected every check-in on location-sharing service Foursquare for a week starting at noon Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21 until noon on Friday Jan. 28. Foursquare, which provided the data, removed all material that could identify an individual user.

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