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#SocialCivics and the architecture of participation

It was big news recently that former Twitter executive Jason Goldman is joining the White House to head up a new office of Digital Strategy. In his post, Jason asked for advice, posted anywhere, using the hashtag #socialcivics. I decided to …

Four short links: 31 March 2015

Choose Boring Technology (Dan McKinley) — Adding technology to your company comes with a cost. As an abstract statement this is obvious: if we’re already using Ruby, adding Python to the mix doesn’t feel sensible because the resulting complexity would …

Solid Podcast: Trip to McMoon’s

We’re kicking off our newest series, the O’Reilly Solid Podcast, with an episode recorded in the manager’s office of a McDonald’s at NASA’s Ames Research Center. David Cranor and I visited McMoon’s, as it’s known, to talk with Dennis Wingo, founder …

Entities move data from tables to knowledge

We often talk in business and computing about moving from “raw data” to “knowledge,” hoping to take useful actions based on the data our organization has collected over time. Before one can view trends in your data or do other …

Telling your data’s story

Editor’s note: this post is part of our investigation into Big Data Design and Social Science. Michael Freeman covers the use of storytelling frameworks in visualizations in his new tutorial video “Using Storytelling to Effectively Communicate Data.” Visualizing complex relationships …

Four short links: 30 March 2015

The Trolley and the Psychopath — Not only does a “utilitarian” response (“just kill the fat guy”) not actual reflect a utilitarian outlook, it may actually be driven by broad antisocial tendencies, such as lowered empathy and a reduced aversion …

The 3 best experience design things we saw this week – March 27, 2015

Our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below you’ll find their recent selections. Get the weekly design newsletter to see more links and tips. John Maeda’s top 5 When former RISD president John …

Four short links: 27 March 2015

Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial (The Atlantic) — In a 2014 paper, Olds examined the link between entrepreneurship and food stamps, and found that the expansion of the program in some states in the early 2000s increased the chance that …

How to create a Swarm cluster with Docker

Editor’s note: this is an Early Release excerpt from Chapter 7 of Docker Cookbook by Sébastien Goasguen. The recipes in this book will help developers go from zero knowledge to distributed applications packaged and deployed within a couple of chapters. …

The shape of software architecture

Last week, I had the opportunity to see the first Software Architecture Conference spring to life after a winter of preparation. Software architects, with or without the official title, swarmed the halls learning from speakers and attendees alike. I count …

How the DevOps revolution informs software architecture

In this episode of the Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Mac Slocum sits down with Neal Ford, a software architect and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, to talk about the changing role of software architects. They met up at our recent Software Architecture …

Redefining power distribution using big data

When I first hear of a new open source project that might help me solve a problem, the first thing I do is ask around to see if any of my friends have tested it. Sometimes, however, the early descriptions …

Design’s role is to bridge context gaps

I sat down with Andrew Hinton, an information architect at The Understanding Group and author of the recently released O’Reilly book Understanding Context. Our conversation included a discussion of information architecture’s role in the context of the IoT, the complexities …

Four short links: 26 March 2015

gunrock — a CUDA library for graph primitives that refactors, integrates, and generalizes best-of-class GPU implementations of breadth-first search, connected components, and betweenness centrality into a unified code base useful for future development of high-performance GPU graph primitives. (via Ben …

Four short links: 25 March 2015

RadioShack’s Customer Data For Sale (Ars Technica) — trying to sell customer data as part of court-supervised bankruptcy. classp: A Classier Way to Parse (Google Code) — The abstract syntax tree is what programmers typically want to work with. With …

Empathy is a stepping stone to a more important place: understanding

Editor’s note: this post originally published on Medium; this lightly edited version is republished here with permission. About 10 years ago, I worked on a project for a new system for people with diabetes. We talked with many people who …

Four short links: 24 March 2015

Tricorder Prototype — collar+earpiece, base station, diagnostic stick (lab tests for diabetes, pneumonia, tb, etc), and scanning wand (examine lesions, otoscope for ears, even spirometer). (via Slashdot) Souders Joins Speedcurve — During these engagements, I’ve seen that many of these …

Data APIs, design, and visual storytelling

Over the past five years, international agencies such as the World Bank, OECD, and UNESCO have created portals to make their data available for everyone to explore. Many non-profits are also visualizing masses of data in the hope that it …

Four short links: 23 March 2015

Swarmfarm Robotics — His previous weed sprayer weighed 21 tonnes, measured 36 metres across its spray unit, guzzled diesel by the bucketload and needed a paid driver who would only work limited hours. Two robots working together on Bendee effortlessly …

Experience Design Links and Fodder: March 20, 2015

Each week our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below you’ll find their recent selections. You can get these and more in our weekly design newsletter. The evolution of UX From da Vinci …

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