An in-depth look at New York’s bike-share program, month one.
Beautiful chart of New York’s CitiBikes
Definitions and common mistakes in performance measurement.
Because not all targets are benchmarks.
Shipment of books arrived today! Finally reading Walter Benjamin’s “The Arcades Project”, and loving the fragmented dreamlike quality.
Stumbled over this article — hot on the heels of the City’s official redesign.
A) I’m delighted to have a term to apply to this phenomenon, which takes, “I could do better” to a less abstract level.
B) Interesting “oh brother!” kind of take by the author towards these earnest (or sometimes hostile) attempts. The letter to American Airlines and thoughtful response from an anonymous AA designer (about the difficulties and different pace involved in designing for an enterprise), runs along the same lines.
C) Now I wonder if any unofficial, passive aggressive Vancouver designers would think to try their angry hand at a new new redesign.
Great-looking maps by James Cheshire: soft documentation of diversity in London as told through the popularity of surnames found across geographic areas. http://names.mappinglondon.co.uk/
via The Atlantic
Near-to-last act of 2011 was spent with old friends watching this Wim Wenders film about the incredible work of late/great choreographer Pina Bausch — in 3D, no less. Achingly beautiful inspiration for 2012. Happy new year!