A Minneapolis institution played its final request this past weekend. Since 1950, Nye’s Polonaise was one of those beloved establishments that shaped the character of Minneapolis. I spent many a night at Nye’s with friends as we discussed the important issues of the day over good food, drinks and song.
Farewell old friend – Legends never die.
Yves Béhar is chief creative officer at fitness tracker company Jawbone and founder of US design and branding firm Fuseproject. Here, he shares his thoughts on the future of fitness trackers, their potential to improve healthcare and how to design a device that people will want to wear every day
The basic Microbit is a pocket-sized computer circuit board, with USB, Bluetooth, accelerometer, temperature and moisture sensors. In short, it’s like the guts of a smartphone, only it has no screen, and it’s designed to be hooked up to all kinds of other devices. The idea is that kids can learn to build computer-based hardware projects the way you and I learned to build things out of wood, metal, plastic, and cardboard when we were in school. It was made by the BBC in partnership with U.K. startup Technology Will Save Us.
A fun post from Cory Schmit that chronicles his camera collect, or at least every 35mm camera he’s owned over the past four years. Cory’s narrative is enhanced by incorporating background information directly into the story, that includes photos of the each device, the images that they capture and linked to additional information that helps to provide context, as if you’re having a conversation with Cory about his passion for film.
All this is possible through the unique capabilities of Fold, a news platform being developed by MIT Media Lab’s, that break down the user experience into a cross. The vertical bar is dedicated to the story itsel. This narrative is chunked into white blocks rather than paragraphs, but it’s otherwise your typical, narrative news story.