Weekly round-up (Vol. 61)
Critique me, Please – 50 Weeks of UX
How well can you handle critique of your work? Joshua Brewer talks about how being open to critique leads to “better communication, greater creativity and more transparency”. So should you practice being critiqued?
List of common misconceptions – Wikipedia
If I told you that Napoleon wasn’t unusually short or that the Great Wall of China can’t actually be seen from space, would you believe me? What about that Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb? If that’s not blowing your mind yet, check out the Wikipedia article on common misconceptions! Good lunchtime reading for trivia buffs.
10 iPhone Apps for a Better Night’s Sleep – Mashable
You might already sleep with your iPhone, but if you need a plausible excuse, here are 10 apps to help you fall asleep, wake up and monitor everything in between. You can drift off with gentle guided meditation, make sure your alarm doesn’t wake you up from a deep slumber and a whole lot more!
A Showcase of Minimalist Workstations – Webdesigner Depot
I’m not sure if most of these are truly minimalist, but these are some really tidy desks in very pretty rooms! You might get inspired to renovate your office… or maybe just do that End of Financial Year Clean-up you promised yourself.
5 Cool Non-Profit Uses of Location-Based Tech – Mashable
While we’re in the midst of Foursquare “Mayor Battles” at the Bluewire office, some people are using the platform for good. These 5 non-profit companies are using location-based technology for fundraising, inspiring experiences and enhancing university graduation. Getting any ideas?