The TedxAuckland 2013 Experience

tedx-auckland

Yesterday the Aotea Centre hosted TedxAuckland, a day for people to step on stage and inspire us with their ideas and experiences. I was a last minute booker, torn between the chance of saving $90 and the unknown. I am very glad that I bought that ticket. Here are some of my favourite talks, with places online that I was inspired to check out. Lillian Grace Lillian expressed a need for us to understand more about our country in order...
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Preserving your Instragram Photos

Printstagram

We no longer print photographs and collate them lovingly in albums like our parents did. Now we upload them to Facebook, where they often end up in an album languidly named “iOS Uploads”. It was with this thought in mind that I went in search for a more physical way to preserve my growing Instagram collection, and Printstagr.am is what I found. Can’t get enough of these cute mini-books: 50 Instagram photos in a random order in a wee booklet....
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Lessons on web design from GOV.UK

UK Government Website Homepage

Good morning New Zealand. Who else is trying to claim their tax refund and enjoys how the IRD website asks you to login 10 times? I love that screen. (May be a small lie.) Last week, the UK Government won “Design of the Year” by Design Museum for their new website GOV.UK. This is the homepage, above the fold: This award has prompted a mass debate in our office. Some people likened the site’s design to a pre-made template or...
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Nerdy Flight-Tracking Goodness

This week I have been captivated by an app my mum introduced me to. That’s right, my mum… not often I can say that. It’s called Flight Radar 24, and it shows commercial flights in realtime all over the globe. I would like to state that I am NOT a plane spotter, but this is a whole lot of cool. You can also see it on your browser at flightradar24.com. Right now I can hear a plane overhead. My app tells...
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