I couldn’t end the day without a tribute post to Steve Jobs who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Those of us who have grown up being inspired, captivated and intrigue by Apple will understand the immense sadness felt by millions across the world. Steve Jobs has left behind the greatest brand in history and a legacy of product innovation that will inspire all creatives, inventors, designers to Think Different.
When you get a moment take a look at the wonderful http://www.immersive-garden.com/ the works and vision of Dilshan Arukatti. The show-reel is an impressive collection of works, but what stood out for me the most was the surreal world of the site, very dark and very compelling. I’m keen to see more work from this art director in the future….I imagine there will be great things to come.
Nike – just keep doing it again and again – the first at everything!
Football Managers and football training will never be the same again, this makes the ipad even more desirable than before. It feels like Pandora’s box has been opened the potential for the iPad and applications after seeing this video is skyhigh. This is the first Nike iPad App, called Nike Football+ Team Edition and is essentially a Nike Football Training iPad App built for coaches to improve their teams.
The app is packed with a world of training drills, instructions, challenges, tests and information on how coaches can get the best out of their players. It’s also a great interactive tool to take on the pitch and get the team and players inspired, the iphone was to small and fiddly for this and a laptop was not easiest device to have so the ipad is a perfect fit.
The Nike Football Training iPad App also allows you to create custom training programs from some of the worlds best teams, watch tutorials form the worlds best players and record players performance and training all inside the app.
Click here to download it for free on iTunes – let me know if it makes a difference to your game….and well done again to Nike always on the ball!
I’m a huge supporter of Jamie Oliver, ever since he revolutionized British School dinners I have admired his passion for healthy food and his drive to make a positive change in the world through educating people. In fact Jamie’s done a better job than the current political parties have, they could learn a thing or two from him. So when I heard about this next project I wasn’t surprised…
Jamie’s starting a ‘Food Revolution’ in the USA and he’s on a mission to get to the White House, as Jamie says,
“This food revolution is about saving America’s health by changing the way you eat. It’s not just a TV show, it’s a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking. Find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better but it will add years to your life.”
I believe in Jamie’s mission and I am inspired by the fact he not only points out how we as parents should think about what we feed our kids, he shows us how to do it better. So come on people Sign the petition to save America’s cooking skills and improve school food, in fact I think this should be a mission for the whole of the world!
Jamie Oliver we salute you! Visit the official site for more tasty info: – http://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/jamies-food-revolution
Just in case you hadn’t noticed already, our all time favourite You Tube has had a face lift. The Google-owned video website completed it’s redesign rollout to users today, phew had me worried for a second there being so close to Aprils Fools day, thought it was all a big digital joke!
Much like Facebook, it has millions of daily viewers to impress so they are not taking this likely there has been considerable thought and a attention to detail in each and every change to make the user journey better.
Here’s a quick lowdown on how they have made it better for the viewing public:-
1. Leaner & Less Cluttered
2. Thumbs up-or-down system (No more stars)
3. Ratings, Favourites, Playlists and Share Options
4. Simplified Navigation
The changes may seem small, but as a whole they will make a huge impact on improving the sites performance and user engagement. The pages feel less cluttered and that’s the key to success I feel, many clients often end up adding more and more on to a design leaving it cluttered and difficult to navigate, by really thinking about user experience You Tube has made a fundamental step in ensuring it gets more and more fans.
Here’s a Interesting outdoor idea ( via directdaily ) It’s by Wunderman in UAE for a charity called Take My Junk, which collects unwanted but usable items from people to distribute them to the less fortunate.
The idea :- Dumpsters were transformed into really cool ‘treasure chests’ with vinyl stickers to communicate their message and placed in high-income residential areas, makes you think about what you throw away.
Agency: Wunderman Dubai, UAE.