1) Project: Interaction - We Teach Design!
Project: Interaction is a 10 week after school program that teaches New York City high schoolers to use design to change their communities. Behind the project are two young designers, Katie Koch and Carmen Dukes, both MFA students at the School of Visual Arts. They’ll use NYC, the students’ hometown, as a catalyst for creative thought, and will challenge the students to problem solve using design methods. These high-schoolers will thus be introduced to Interactive Design, a career opportunity they might not otherwise have learned about. Their Kickstarter page ends October 13 so PLEDGE NOW
2) Weeels - Social Transit
Weeels is a brand new app for city cab-sharing. Aside from the obvious money-sharing benefit, using this service saves energy and space. Here’s how it works: download Weeels for your iphone, blackberry or droid, then open up the app and enter where you are, and where you want to go. You’ll be picked up, along with other going to the same place. This is the world’s first social transit app, and is helping give city-dwellers increased control over how they get around, how much they spend, and how they use energy.
3) Thirst Relief International - Changing lives through safe, clean drinking water
Photographer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Jim Davis-Hicks is about to hit the road for a year, living in an RV on a tour called “The Thirst for More Tour.” Jim is the volunteer founder and president of Third Relief International, an organization whose mission is to provide clean drinking water around the world, and overcome the deaths that are caused by contaminated water. He funds this great organization through his freelance photography. By donating just $5, you can give clean water to someone for 30-35 years.
At Behance, we’re big fans of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. From his book, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purposes, to his use of social media and commitment to transparency, we respect this thought-leader.
This Friday, we’ll be tuning into HP Input | Output for a live interview with Hsieh. He’ll be talking about “Marketing to the New Customer” and leveraging technology and people for the good of the customer and positioning your brand for success.
He’ll be taking user submitted questions LIVE during the interview, so if you have any questions at all for Tony, go ahead and submit them via Twitter using the hashtag #hpio.
See you this Friday, September 24 @ 2-3PM PST/ 5-6 PM EST
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Last week on Twitter and Facebook, we asked you what creative fields you were most excited to see progress from in 2010. We loved hearing your thoughts, from the very specific (ex. Brain Synapse Replications) to the pandemic (common sense and education). Here are a selection of responses:
Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we asked you what your go-to websites for creative inspiration were. Many of you responded – we chose some tweets and Facebook posts suggesting excellent creative websites to share with you today. We hope you add some of them to your daily creative roster or Google Reader!
As featured in this month’s Behance Network Newsletter, we have developed a couple of new and exciting partnerships that in turn bring great deals to you…
MOO is offering Behance Network members a set of 50 trial business cards for free (all you pay is shipping). The offer is “first come, first served” and runs out on August 31st. So, hurry and order one of the 5000 packs up for grabs! Read more →
Some of our friends are judges for the final round of “digital apartments” in “Comcast Town” – a contest where creative minds can design a digital apartment (yes, the kind that you live in). Final round judges are Jill Ferehbacher from Inhabitat, Boy Genius from Boy Genius Report, Jean Aw from NotCot, & David Pescovitz from Boing Boing.
The top 4 finalists were narrowed down from thousands of submissions by the 4 judges. And now, the final winner will now be determined through voting…by all of us. If you have a few minutes (and a fascination with what a “digital apartment” actually entails), check it out here
Serial innovators Bre Pettis and Kio Stark came together to produce what the call “The Cult of Done Manifesto.” As Bre explains, it was written “in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done.” Talk about making ideas happen…
The manifesto, reprinted below, inspired technical illustrator James Provost to represent the manifesto as a poster (below). No word on how long that took… Read more →
It is interesting to “search” on Twitter for a particular product name or brand. Here’s a quick example of this morning’s search on Twitter for “Action Method” (below). In the new age, teams should use twitter searches to “get the pulse” of what people are saying about their products – and to learn from these searches…
Our friends at New Work City are doing an amazing thing. They are gathering a community of dedicated creative minds to work together in a co-working environment that promotes accountability, professionalism, and good economics. We previously profiled the thinking behind this new workspace concept in the Behance Magazine. We were surprised to see the new website splash page for New Work City – it utilizes a Behance Action Book to show the completed action steps required to make New Work City happen. Read more →
The Behance team is very grateful for the coverage and suggestions we have received from blogs around the world since the launch of AMO. A few blogger reviews we’ve come across (aside from the official ones at TechCrunch and Mashable): 1222North’s review of Action Method – correctly pointing out that this IS more “action management” than “project management” (quite a philosophical difference we are proud of! And then their is Plus63 – a showcase of Filipino Creativity. We’ll keep a look-out for other interesting interpretations of Action Method Online and how it can help people and teams make ideas happen.