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Government Nudges and the Influence of the Dancing Baby

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 30th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices?: Never mind the nanny state, when policy makers use behavioral science to influence our decisions, everybody wins

What Chicken Nuggets Taught Me About Using Data To Design: It was dinnertime and my colleagues were staring into the freezer of a 48-year-old man named John. What we saw surprised us: stacked boxes of frozen children’s organic meals.

What’s The Most Important Element Of A Good Story?: At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of writers, journalists, and producers to explain what makes a story great.

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re A Machine: The Verge built a robot to help you win The New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest.

Products

TiltBrush: Tilt Brush is a VR tool that paints the space all around you.

Rage Room: A safe space to let out your anger and smash things into pieces.

Portal: First launched for Android in June, the app lets you bundle up multiple individual files and beam them to your iPhone for free, made all the more useful by the lack of file size limits or total number of files.

Visuals

The Influence Of The Dancing Baby: Arguably the first viral video, the Cha-Cha baby, turns 20 this week – how has it shaped the cultural landscape?

The Architecture Of Radio: A site-specific iPad application that visualizes this network of networks (cell towers, wifi routers, communication, navigation and observation satellites and their signals) by reversing the ambient nature of the infosphere; hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices.

Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur: A collection of storefront typography.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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