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Android for Work untangles business and pleasure

Android for Work untangles business and pleasure

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you ever posted a gripe about work, forgetting your boss and coworkers are among your Facebook friends?  Or started a job search then slapped your forehead with regret, realizing you should have hidden that photo album depicting your antics at a particularly raucous party? Do you occasionally send out group emails that include both […]

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SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re so glued to our gadgets, that the mere thought of being separated from them provokes anxiety and frustration. “Fashionably late” would no doubt morph into “helplessly late” without our smartphones showing us both the way and the time. However, tech habits can take a toll on our ability to have wholehearted, meaningful experiences. One solution that’s been […]

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Better design for more effective warning pop ups

Better design for more effective warning pop ups

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

To ensure effective communication, people used to rely heavily on language. Carefully structured, properly punctuated sentences did the important work of conveying messages clearly. Note the difference between, “Let’s eat Grandma,” and “Let’s eat, Grandma.” (It’s the comma, in case you didn’t catch it.) Language usage was once held to the highest standards in order […]

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Researchers claim that packing action into road signs will prevent accidents

Researchers claim that packing action into road signs will prevent accidents

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Road signs are everywhere. Most of us couldn’t begin to count how many we see every single day. And this constant exposure starts long before we even secure a drivers license. That means that, even for new drivers, signs advising us to yield, stop, or look out for pedestrians are merely part of the landscape. […]

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Introducing: The world’s first web-connected bike grips

Introducing: The world’s first web-connected bike grips

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

How cool is this? Boreal Bikes, of Germany and Canada, has come up with what’s basically a bike-based GPS system. Instead of voicing directions, though, or mapping them out visually, this system indicates turns by vibrating direction signals into your bike grips. You don’t have to look away from the road. You don’t even have to […]

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Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a sign of the times: Hayward, California has little tolerance for those who might wander into traffic while glued to a smartphone, and they want you to know about it. They’ve commissioned and posted official crossing signs that read:             HEADS UP!             CROSS THE STREET.             THEN UPDATE […]

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Adaptable wayfinding graphics strengthen brand

Adaptable wayfinding graphics strengthen brand

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

You are sadly mistaken and far behind the times if you still think a sign is nothing more than a message printed on sheet metal. These days, signs are metaphorically malleable. They’re changeable. Their messages can be adjusted based on ever-shifting needs. Case in point: the graphics created by Aion Solutions, an Indiana-based branding company, […]

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