Art Exhibits, Black Holes and Laughter
-Obviously aesthetics play a big role in tech products these days, and especially with anything promotional, but nothing is more important than functionality. As evidenced by the Wired article, the frustration over a product that just doesn't work will occlude even the prettiest product.
The last two links are blogs from Psychology Today. The first little blurb is about coping with recession-induced stress. It might seem a little new-agey (and consequently highly irritating if you're anything like me), but despite that I liked the article. Plus it's written by someone in the Harvard Doctoral program for psychology, so that lends a little credibility in my book.
The second is somewhat similar, being about the benefits of laughter on health, and written by an art therapist.
Until next week!
CHARLES PLYTER FACT OF THE WEEK: Charlie could use some good laughter therapy today, since newsletter day has lined right up with him finishing up a huge project for Napco. Luckily, we keep some emergency Mad Libs around the office for just such occasions. A few sentences of "The apricot went sobbing down the stinky mountain of tax returns" should do the trick.