Recommended Reading: I helped eight people end their lives. By the time you read this, I’ll have ended mine

A chilling and fascinating account that made shivers run down my spine:

Between 1999 and 2001, I helped eight people die—including the poet Al Purdy. Now, as I prepare to take my own life, I’m ready to tell my story I met the Québécois filmmaker Claude Jutra in 1963, when he visited McMaster University for a showing of his first feature, À tout prendre.

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Recommended Reading: My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens”

I just read and enjoyed this:

I’m 29 years old, and I’ve been on Snapchat for about a year now. I post fairly often (usually on my Story), and I get a decent amount of engagement from my friends. Quite honestly, up until Thanksgiving, I thought I was pretty good at Snapchat. Then I watched my little sister on Snapchat.

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Desktop Neo

Desktop Neo is a user interface concept developed by Lennart Ziburski, a design student from Berlin.

While it’s impossible to properly assess the day-to-day practicality and long-term usability of a desktop environment without actually using it, there are a number of interesting ideas packed into this concept. The window management is reminiscent of the new iPad multitasking features or the tiles in Windows 8, but well thought out. Other parts such as App Control and Tags seem like mild iterations on concepts already present in Mac OS X, but I was particularly  impressed by the ideas surrounding gaze detection and how to incorporate it into a desktop computing environment seamlessly.

Recommended Reading: When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity Is Overrated

I just read and enjoyed this:

Is simplicity a real thing? Or is design the pursuit of something else entirely? A Logic 101 professor once explained to the class I was in that a major factor in screaming matches between people is the lack of a shared definition of a key term. “Clean,” for example, can be measured in degrees.

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