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Sara Wachter-Boettcher: Content Amid Chaos

At beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf earlier this year content strategy consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher talked about Content Amid Chaos. Large organizations are inherently messy places often governed by office politics, arcane processes and design-by-committee. How do we deal with distributed, scattered content? How do we design for cluttered environments? How can we embrace such environments and devise content strategies that accommodate these organizational characteristics? In her talk Sara tries to give answers to these questions: Read more

(Deutsch) E-Mail im Unternehmen effektiv nutzen

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Dave Shea: A Brief History of Web Design

At beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2015 David Shea, creator of the seminal website CSS Zen Garden gave a talk about the history of web design. David Shea takes us back on a - somewhat nostalgic - journey 25 years back to remind us about nigh forgotten websites and services (does anybody still remember Hotmail and GeoCities?). There are lessons to be learned from those early incarnations of web design and mistakes to be avoided. Moreover, and quite interestingly many concepts and techniques we ... Read more

(Deutsch) FreelancerHQ – Newsletter für IT Freiberufler

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Petro Salema – Designing Interfaces That Think @ beyond tellerrand Düssedorf 2015

Earlier this year at beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2015 I had the privilege to attend a talk by Petro Salema. Petro shared his insights about today's limits in human computer interaction, attention span, mental bandwidth and how to address these issues. While the subject matter itself is interesting enough already I've never personally witnessed such rivetting storytelling before. He started his talk with a captivating story from his home country Tanzania about Bwakila, a machete-wielding madmen. This story nicely set the ground for the ... Read more

Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

In this passionate TED talk Canadian entrepreneur Cameron Herold argues for raising kids to be entrepreneurs instead of lawyers or accountants if we want to solve the world's problems: Not only is he spot on but he also underpins his point with his personal experience of how he was raised to be an entrepreneur. Cameron presents a breathtaking string of entrepreneurial stories and business ventures from both his childhood and from how he's raising his own kids today. Read more

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Ron Finley is a self-proclaimed guerilla gardener from Los Angeles who took the initiative and went about making his neighborhood a better, healthier place to live by converting vacant lots in the "food desert" of South Los Angeles (formerly known as South Central Los Angeles) into vegetable gardens. Ron truly is an epitome of "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." taking steps as tiny as planting a tomato plant in order to gradually and steadily ... Read more