This 'n That

Personal blog for DebK.
springwise:

Immersive 360° video lets viewers choose which characters to follow
The in-built accelerometers in tablets and smartphones offer increasingly unusual ways for users to interact with multimedia content. We recently wrote about Device6, a playable novel that relies on manipulation of the iPad to give a sense of space. Now a project from Switzerland called IDNA – Spatial Storytelling has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet. READ MORE…

springwise:

Immersive 360° video lets viewers choose which characters to follow

The in-built accelerometers in tablets and smartphones offer increasingly unusual ways for users to interact with multimedia content. We recently wrote about Device6, a playable novel that relies on manipulation of the iPad to give a sense of space. Now a project from Switzerland called IDNA – Spatial Storytelling has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet. READ MORE…

fastcodesign:

The term “selfie” first appeared on Flickr in 2004, but it took nearly a decade to become part of the popular lexicon, according to a new infographic, The Selfie Phenomenon.
See the full infographic here: Co.Create

fastcodesign:

The term “selfie” first appeared on Flickr in 2004, but it took nearly a decade to become part of the popular lexicon, according to a new infographic, The Selfie Phenomenon.

See the full infographic here: Co.Create

(via fastcompany)

fastcompany:

"[The challenge] is getting communities and getting companies to truly keep pace with every single individual because this"—she waved her iPhone—"is enabling them," she said. "If you want to keep the next generation and if you want them to be united, you have to see this is how they live. You have to blow up all your existing policies—everything!—and rebuild them around this."
This summer, we asked Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts about her company’s greatest challenge. That her first thought was to compare Burberry’s hurdles with that of Apple’s is telling. Today, Apple named Ahrendts as the company’s new senior vice president of retail.

fastcompany:

"[The challenge] is getting communities and getting companies to truly keep pace with every single individual because this"—she waved her iPhone—"is enabling them," she said. "If you want to keep the next generation and if you want them to be united, you have to see this is how they live. You have to blow up all your existing policies—everything!—and rebuild them around this."

This summer, we asked Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts about her company’s greatest challenge. That her first thought was to compare Burberry’s hurdles with that of Apple’s is telling. 

Today, Apple named Ahrendts as the company’s new senior vice president of retail.

We don’t need a rethinking of management. We need a reworking of work.

futuramb:

Stowe Boyd, gigaom.com

I saw a link to a 2009 Har­vard Busi­ness Review piece by Gary Hamel, the well-known man­age­ment the­o­rist, in which he calls for a new era of man­age­ment think­ing:

Gary Hamel, Moon Shots for ManagementEquipping organizations to tackle the…

Really important point by Stowe Boyd! Hamel et al are underestimating the depth and the fundamental nature of the current transformation of the society. When changing the way people are communicating with each other, from a one-to-many to a many-to-many structure, everything is going to change. We must understand that we are on our way to rewire humanity as a whole, which means fundamental changes in e g how we organize and create value. To take the stand in one of the groups that have grown up from the historic way of organizing things, like the management category, is futile and will not provide a standpoint from which the current development can be understood.

(via techspotlight)

The Sharing Economy meets the Internet of Things
davidllewelynjones, wordpress.com
Noise over what has been called Collaborative Consumption – and elsewhere The Sharing Economy – has been increasing in volume for some months now. Kickstarter, a crowdfunding business that exists to let people from anywhere in the world don…

"If every product has its own IP address, then it means that every product is a lot more easy to track, and necessarily a lot more easy to lend to others. For, if a device is unique and ‘intelligent’, it should hypothetically recognise your own needs when you need it, and another’s when someone else has need of it"

The Sharing Economy meets the Internet of Things
davidllewelynjones, wordpress.com

Noise over what has been called Collaborative Consumption – and elsewhere The Sharing Economy – has been increasing in volume for some months now. Kickstarter, a crowdfunding business that exists to let people from anywhere in the world don…

"If every product has its own IP address, then it means that every product is a lot more easy to track, and necessarily a lot more easy to lend to others. For, if a device is unique and ‘intelligent’, it should hypothetically recognise your own needs when you need it, and another’s when someone else has need of it"

Want To Be Happier At Work? Try "job crafting."

fastcompany:

It was not just that they were taking the same job and feeling better about it, pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and whistling. It was that they were DOING a different job … one said ‘I’m a healer. I create sterile spaces in the hospital. My role here is to do everything I can to promote the healing of the patients.’

A Yale professor interviewed a group of hospital janitors about their job. Many of the workers griped about their responsibilities, but another group described the same job in completely different, completely positive terms. Amy Wrzesniewski calls this “job crafting”: Creating the work you want to do out of the work you’re assigned to do 

(via goodideaexchange)