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3-D museum map makes finding your way a snap

3-D museum map makes finding your way a snap

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a reason paper maps aren’t always easy to follow—and the blame no longer settles squarely on any one individual’s lack of an innate sense of direction. A simpler (and less accusatory) explanation could be the traditional design of most maps. They’re rendered in 2-D. In other words, they’re flat. And we’re stuck trying to […]

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Infographic: Know the ideal length for everything you share on social media

Infographic: Know the ideal length for everything you share on social media

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this diverse world we live in, there are those who favor Facebook and others who prefer LinkedIn. Some of us are bloggers or tweeters in our personal lives and others must harness the power of all kinds of social media to promote our businesses. But one thing we all have in common as we blog and tweet […]

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New mapping tool maps age of every building in Manhattan

New mapping tool maps age of every building in Manhattan

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Map geeks and history buffs, rejoice! Ever wanted to know where to find the oldest buildings in Manhattan? Wondering when the building you’re living in was built? Now you can find out, thanks to the inventive folks at Morphocode. Morphocode is an architectural firm that works “at the intersection of design and technology.” They created […]

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In rapidly-growing cities, streets have no names

In rapidly-growing cities, streets have no names

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may come as a shock to learn that about 1.8 billion people in the world today don’t have an address. That’s not because they’re homeless, but because they live in rapidly growing cities where the streets were never named—cities like Sekondi-Takoradi, in Ghana, which is now working to change the situation. The city, which […]

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Infographic: How your brain processes logos

Infographic: How your brain processes logos

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever driven around town with a two-year-old, marveling at the way a non-reading preschooler can recognize and call out the logos for Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Walmart, and Target? How is that even possible? Logo Maker’s new infographic explains away the mystery, which starts—for children and adults alike—with recognition of the basics: shape and […]

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Marketing firms are paying close attention to your photos

Marketing firms are paying close attention to your photos

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Picture this: You and a friend are lounging on your deck. You’re holding a can of Coca-Cola. You snap a selfie, deem it worthy of the public, and post it on social media. Soon, you start seeing Coca-Cola ads pop up ads during  your Internet browsing. You might not even notice the ads. If you do, you […]

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Presidio Trust design proposals prioritize accessibility

Presidio Trust design proposals prioritize accessibility

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Charged with attracting visitors—but not mobs of tourists—to a freshly blank outdoor space, design firm West 8, based in Rotterdam, Brussels, and New York, proposes a number of innovative ideas. A sloped oval-shaped walkway, that’s accessible to all. An enclosed meadow in the center of the walkway. Softer grass in the meadow, making it clear it’s […]

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