The Olive Reading List: October 9, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Image-Focused Design: Is Bigger Better?

Most of this article from the Nielsen Norman Group may seem like common sense, but, as bigger and bigger images become popular design elements, it’s important to remember when, and how, they should be used.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)


Already tired of the iPhone 6? Looking for the latest high-design product that will have consumers lining up in front of stores across the country? Also need something that can be used in soup? Check out carrot!
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

The Bright Lights and Digital Daze of Tokyo

Photographer Matthew Pillsbury’s interest in the way humans interact with technology is more than apparent in his vibrant new Tokyo exhibition.
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

Netflix Acquires Award-Winning Documentary About 3D Printing

I watched a fascinating documentary about the 3-D Printing phenomenon and would highly recommend it for anyone curious about the origins of the future-altering technology.
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

An Overnight Success — How Product Hunt + Hacker News fueled 300k views in 30 days

The inspiring tale of two men and a website. How the creators of Famous Outfits designed, built, and launched a new concept site (complete with a fresh design, quality UX and intriguing content) within a week. Could this be the next viral web success story?
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Perennial Design

An interesting read that intertwines the metaphor of farming and design, explaining how knowledge is built upon our past work. “If all we celebrate is what is visible on the surface…we limit the scope of our ambition to the shortest possible horizon.”
— Leah Alsum

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