Good day! It’s Monday and if you’re looking for a little productivity boost today or something to take your mind off being back in the office… we have just what you’re looking for! Let’s take a look, together, at some of the best material on the UX web at the moment.
Better Problem Solving
Smashing Magazine’s Shelli Walsh is examining what makes awesome problem solvers as good as they are. She notes that creative thinkers have something extraordinary that brings the best for themselves and for their businesses:
“Think of all the people you know who inspire you, whether family and friends or public figures. Who are the most interesting, engaging and stimulating to be around? The ones with the great ideas and energy for life? These people almost certainly always ask questions and have an insatiable thirst to learn new things.”
Is Lego the Apple of Toy Making?
The clever folks over at the Fast Company think that Lego has a lot in common with Apple. We find their argument interesting and coherent and we’re wondering what you think? You can always let us know over at our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
“Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with sunblock, huge bins of Lego bricks, and a decade’s worth of research into the ways children play. The group, which is called the Future Lab, is the Danish toy giant’s secretive and highly ambitious R&D team, charged with inventing entirely new, technologically enhanced "play experiences" for kids all over the world. Or, as Lego Group CEO JørgenVigKnudstorp puts it, "It’s about discovering what’s obviously Lego, but has never been seen before."
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