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Monopoly

At the HACT House Party last week, I ran a workshop in which we examined the UK housing market in the context of a...

Look Up: Is Social Media Really Social?

Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation. 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a...

Sourcing Tips From the Pros

Who doesn’t need a little sourcing advice every now and then? And the only thing that can make great sourcing tips even better is...

Video: The Rise and Fall of Flappy Bird: A Feathered Phenomenon

In May 2013, app developer Dong Nguyen spent a few nights after work programming a small, simple and very re-playable game for mobile devices. It didn’t take long to make, just a day or two of after-work effort. The product of his time was Flappy…

Using Big Data and Game Play to Improve Mental Fitness

This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann. Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep us on a path to taking…

7 Lessons About Feedback From Candy Crush Saga

by Carol Anderson, Featured Contributor I ADMIT it.  I am addicted.  They say the first step is to admit it, so here goes.  I am...

What to Do When You’re Tired of Managing

It’s seen as a natural progression: You’ve worked your way up from coder or developer to a spot as a department manager. But it hasn’t turned out like you imagined. You’re spending most of your time managing people, not getting your hands dirty…

Millennials Will Not Follow The Carrot

By this point, you’ve all visited the Secret Millennial Research Facility. There’s one right here at the Tang Center. You know, the one where...

Premature Defenestration: Lagging PC Sales Don’t Mean Windows is Doomed

As CES 2014 draws to a close, there seems to be a growing feeling among tech sites that Windows is in some trouble. The most direct discussion of Windows’ impending demise can be found over on the Verge, with the smartly titled “Closing Windows”…

17 Obnoxious Figures of Speech: Translated

Euphemisms have long been a way for people to sugar coat the harsh or boring truths they're trying to get across. We asked our...