Links voor 27 maart 2011

March 2011 Update – Strategic PlanningEn nu hopen dat ze er écht iets aan doen: "Here’s what we think the Editor Trends Study tells us: Between 2005 and 2007, newbies started having real trouble successfully joining the Wikimedia community. Before 2005 in the English Wikipedia, nearly 40% of new editors would still be active a […]

Links van 26 maart 2011 tot 27 maart 2011

Jared Spool – Anatomy of a Design Decision on VimeoThe best designs come from not one, but hundreds of well-made decisions. The worst designs arise out of hundreds of poorly-made decisions. All that stands between you and a great design is the quality of your decisions. Where do they come from?For the last five years, […]

Links van 25 maart 2011 tot 26 maart 2011

A History of the World in 100 Seconds on VimeoMany wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered. The Tree of […]

Links van 24 maart 2011 tot 25 maart 2011

World Science Festival Video : Spotlight: Do Not Touch the FrogStrip away the trimmings of a traditional science presentation, add cocktails, and you have WSF Spotlight. Here, ecologist and National Geographic photographer Mark Moffett recounts his unexpectedly hilarious expedition to a remote valley in Colombia to document an elusive and highly poisonous “superfrog.” ChessBase.com – […]

Links voor 23 maart 2011

How we <i>really</i> watch a movie – scannersWhenever research confirms something we feel we already knew intuitively, or from our own experience, there are always people who'll scoff and say, "Well, I could have told you that!" And maybe they could have, but that's not the point. Science is a discipline involving systematic observation and […]

Links van 22 maart 2011 tot 23 maart 2011

YouTube – Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes GagaAn exclusive Google interview with Lady Gaga! GDC VaultClassic game postmortems. Out of this World, Maniac Mansion, Raid on Bungeling Bay, Prince of Persia, Populous, Pitfall!, Pac-Man, Marble Madness, Elite, Doom, and Bejeweled Dresden Codak » Archive » HobThis is the first page of a story. Bear with me, […]

Links van 20 maart 2011 tot 21 maart 2011

Alliant : Gamerfish – Play Free Online Flash GamesBattle the imposing alien force by managing your army and destroying their base as you travel from colony to colony. Build barracks, defensive turrets, and deploy troops to take on the enemy. Gamasutra: Greg McClanahan’s Blog – Achievement Design 101In June of 2007, I was tasked with […]

Links van 18 maart 2011 tot 19 maart 2011

Scocca : Would a No-Fly Zone Over America Save the Democracy Movement in Bahrain?The helpful thing, if you're overwhelmed by so much news going on at once, is that Bahrain is roughly the same story as Libya—only instead of pro-democracy protesters being murdered by a terrorist-sponsoring monster of a dictator who has been on America's […]

Links van 17 maart 2011 tot 18 maart 2011

Lost Garden: GDC 2011: The Game of Platform PowerIn our industry, history repeats itself again and again, but each new generation of developers often fails to learn past lessons.  Platforms in particular have a well established life cycle and their relationship with a developer changes as they mature.    Yet, I regularly see developers completely […]

Links voor 16 maart 2011

Study: Mobile Ad-Tracking Systems Are “Blind” To 80 Percent Of Apple iOS DevicesApple mobile iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are used by 130 million people, but they present a huge blindspot to advertisers. All Apple mobile devices use the Safari browser, as do millions of Apple laptop and desktop computers. Safari blocks third-party […]

Links voor 14 maart 2011

vlaamseconservatieven: Ons Europa vereist een vrij VlaanderenWant, inderdaad, zoals het hier reeds klonk net voor het vreugdeslied :"Alleen een vrij en sterk Vlaanderenin een Europees Europakan van harte en bij uitstek ons aller toekomst zijn". Can Hated Design Elements Be Made to Work? (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)…aaaand cue nóg meer lightbox popups.