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The innovative shipping approach from Amazon sounds really cool. But how can this be patentable? This is a process, an approach. It's not a product or technology. Perhaps I don't know enough about patents, but it feels very backwards that this idea can be assigned to one organization to own and that no one else can organize or run their business this way without first talking to Amazon.

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Yup. That one was sketchy as well. But at least somewhat related to a technology implementation. This patent seems full of holes. If my cable repair guy has a bunch of spare cable boxes in his truck that he can pull out to deliver to any customer that might need it as he is making rounds working on jobs... does that count as anticipatory shipping or a mobile inventory? What if I want to ship a free promotional gift to someone that they didn't order it? Give me time and I could probably come up with better examples, but this just seems way to broad.
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"Where the wild bees are" — process documentation for my infographic on demises in wild bee populations for Scientific American http://well-formed-data.net/archives/972/where-the-wild-bees-are
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Wonderful summary of measuring UX designs.
 
Today's episode of UXD - LeanUX - Measurement - Quantitative and Qualitative is from +Nazmul Idris.  

This episode of User Experience Design for Developers introduces you quantiitative vs qualitative measurement in the Lean UX process, and when to use either or both, in order to validate assumptions and create products that users will actually want to use. Our guest on the show is Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups.

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UXD: LeanUX - Measurement - Qualitative and Quantitative
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I want this for my girls. Yes, please!
 

Wooden toy teaches preschoolers to code, before they can read and write

Hoping to teach children the basics of coding from as young as three years of age, Primo is on the surface a wooden toy for children, but is in fact a robotics kit that uses a visual block-based language to enable kids to learn how to program.

The play set features a small, motorized cube called Cubetto, which is wirelessly connected to a wooden board with several slots in it. The board acts as the programming interface and children control Cubetto by placing the code - color-coded instruction blocks - into the slots. Once the blocks have been placed, pressing a red button on the side of the board executes the code and sends Cubetto to the programmed destination. The four blocks of the code include forward, turn left, turn right and a function block. The programming board includes a separate section where users can create a ‘saved’ sequence of code they can call at any time - when the function block is placed into the main code, it replays the piece of code stored in the function box. This replicates the way languages such as PHP and JavaScript use functions. This feature can even be hacked to create infinite loops. The video below offers more information about the project:
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I always learn something from +Moritz Stefaner and +Enrico Bertini and their guests. Monadic exploration, information scent, explorability guiding concepts (orientation, visual momentum, serendipity), generous interfaces... listen and learn and be inspired to learn more. Oh, did I mention visual momentum.
 
The Information Fla… what? Marian Dörk (@nrchtct) joins us for a discussion on what it is like to stroll through data http://datastori.es/data-stories-30-the-information-flaneur-w-marian-dork/
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