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[15 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, it ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United …

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[18 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

The folks over at Google have written an online guide for everyday users who are curious about the basics of how web browsing works. Called “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web,” this online guidebook is also built as a showcase of HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. With great illustrations by Christopher Niemann, it’s a fun and informative piece that everyone can enjoy.
Because it’s built in HTML5, there are a few nice surprises that the visitor can take advantage of. The app remembers where you were so that the …

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[8 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Disfluency: The Art of Making Things Difficult

Speech disfluencies are any of various breaks, irregularities, or utterances that are often not consistent with any specific grammatical construction and occur within the flow of otherwise fluent speech. These include, for example, words and sentences that are cut off mid-utterance, phrases that are restarted or repeated, repeated syllables, grunts or unrecognizable utterances occurring as “fillers”, and “repaired” utterances.
In short, disfluency is a break in an otherwise consistent grammatical flow and, as such, is not desirable.
But how about visual disfluency?
Visual disfluency is a break …