A neat project and infographic by Robin Richards (@ripetungi, Design Director at JESS3) that lists of all Microsoft’s acquisitions and investments – represented in a detailed subway map (yes, the map is updated and the latest Skype acquisition is on there!).
In a nutshell:
‘[An] Infographic showing the acquisitions and investments of Microsoft, done as a tube map with each coloured line representing a different industry for each acquisition or investment. Where the stations meet is where the two industries overlap. The key at the bottom displays information about the location on the map of the station (company) the year of acquisition or investment.’
Have a look at the full size image here
‘SoundAffects is an experiential project by Parsons The New School for Design. We’re turning everyday things from weather and traffic to color and motion, into their own musical sounds. SoundAffects is a ten-day musical and visual exploration that could change the way we think about our cities.’
Foster Huntington’s project started with him posting a picture of the things he would take with him if his house were burning. He then reached out to friends and acquaintances asking them to submit a photo and list of items.
‘If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.’
What would you take with you?
Have a look at this brilliant idea here.
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“Easy, social, online volunteering for busy people.”
Sparked.com is the world’s first microvolunteering network. ‘ It’s an entirely *online* form of volunteering that allows you to lend your professional skills whenever and wherever you have time.’
Basically, the platform helps connecting (talented professionals) volunteers with a huge number of nonprofits that need design, branding, and copy writing help *Like!*
Sign up and get started here.
An on-going series of concepts to improve Facebook – by Youssef Sarhan.
*Made me smile* – Yo Zuck! Some ideas should (really) be taken seriously.
Check it out here.
This is probably the first project of its kind, brought to you by Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Italy.
This new site is about raising awareness about multiple sclerosis (specifically what every patient goes through) and the story unfolds… In the URL bar!
Check it out here, and click on the right arrow to start reading.