The Internet seems to have put 2011 and the holidays behind it. This was an unusually busy week, and the content that flows to me saw a big jump. Here are seven stories for you to read this weekend. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- Innovation is all around us, argues Vinnie Mirchandani. All you have to do is look harder. He shares six pointers on where to look.
- Amber Naslund argues that “Simple isn’t the same as easy” and laments the rise of junk content on the web in this well argued essay, Social, Progress, and the Lazy Brain.
- In his post, Fees, Lies & Advertising, publisher John Windsor makes a case for the overhaul of the creative process involved with advertising.
- There is a lot of talk about user experience these days. Steve Baty’s post from 2009 is perhaps the single best thought piece on “What is an experience strategy?” Found via Leisa Reichelt.
- I love Phillipe Starck, and I loved his guest column in Wired magazine.
- Five lessons from the best interaction designs of 2011. Free advice from Frog. What else is there to say?
- You don’t need a home to be a whiz kid. This story of the Long Island, NY teen who is a semi-finalist in the $100,000 Intel science competition is the feel-good story of the week.