The 99% Conference

The 99% Conference was a conference not about ideas, but about making ideas happen – inspired by Thomas Edison’s famous quote, “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” This two day event hosted by Behance and Cool Hunting was held at the Times Center in New York City.  More than 350 creative thinkers gathered to hear nine 20-minute presentations focused on productivity and the process of executing ideas.

For links to some of the press:
Venture Beat
Design Arts Daily

SwissMiss on 99%:
Cheryl Dorsey

Ji Li

Seth Godin

Webbys Partnership

Behance is the “Official Community Partner” of the 13th annual Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet. The event will close out the second annual Internet Week in New York City, and will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyer. This year, the Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide.

The Webby’s mission is to “recognize and honor the best of the web.”  Last year, Behance was selected as an Official Honoree in the Web Design Category for “Social Networking” and “Self Promotion / Portfolio.”

You can participate in The Webby Awards by voting for your favorite nominees from Web and Mobile Sites, Interactive Advertising, and Online Film & Video in the People’s Vote Category.

AMO Can Save Your Relationship

Did you know that Action Method Online is the perfect tool for fostering loving, productive communication within your relationship? Jared Goralnick suggests just this on his blog Technotheory, where the focus is on “[helping] people to use technology as a vehicle rather than an obstacle to getting stuff done.”

In addition to advocating crowdsourcing as a great gift-finder and Yelp-ing for a spontaneous night out,  Jared notes that AMO is a great way to work through issues using discrete goals.

Check out this unique digital relationship advice here.

The Served Up For SXSW Award

The Served Sites have been nominated as a finalist in the “Art” category of the SWSX Interactive awards.  “From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society, and culture.”

The SXSW Interactive Festival celebrates the best and brightest of emerging technology, through five days of exciting panel content, parties, and awards that uncover the best new websites and acknowledge those who are building and implementing tomorrow’s online trends.

Last year, the Behance Network was nominated for a SXSW Interactive Award in the Community category.

Read more about the team’s SXSW experience here and here.

Behance’s Action Method at TED

Behance’s Action Method received some center stage attention at this year’s TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference in Long Beach, California. All TED participants received a subscription to Action Method Online. And, those who attended the TED Prize lunches received a limited edition TED Prize Action Book.

Every year, TED gathers luminaries such as Bill Gates, the Google founders, and other leaders of organizations, companies, and non-profits that are innovating across industries. Collectively, the audience has the opportunity to add value to three “wishes” that will improve the world – announced at the conference every year.

With grand ideas comes the responsibility to take action. For the second year in a row, Behance proudly leveraged its tools and products to help add a “bias-towards-action” at TED.

Read More on our Team Blog

Design Feaster Loves Action

Design Feaster, the blog written by Design Feast (the “webliography of design”), has included the Action Book in a great feature on notebook usage. The article details the ins and outs of a user’s Action Book methodology; how he approaches the Action Method, why he loves this particular product, and the necessity of adapting the notebook to one’s own needs.

The reviewer graciously notes, “I’ve only been using it for about a month, but it has been the greatest month of notebook usage of my entire life.” Awwww.

Check out the entire article here.

L’Italia ama AMO

The Project Institute of Italy’s blog has written about AMO, encouraging its readers to check it out.

For those versed in Italian, read the full article here.

AMO on Creative Component

Creative Component, an interactive agency, recently featured an Action Method Online review on their blog (which explores all things design and digital). The write up particularly focuses on the ease of translating random “to-dos” into actionable steps, in addition to some aesthetic accolades.

You can check out the article here.