July 10, 2017

This week we are back in full swing after the holiday, and sharing some of our favorite articles from the week. We are covering keeping up with new technology, accessibility according to people with disabilities, 5 common project management mistakes with multiple projects, and AIGA design inspiration.

Pokemon or Big Data

Jay Roberts

Source: Tim Carry (and others)

Takeaway: It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-growing landscape of new technologies.

Tags: #Pokemon, #Names

Accessibility According to Actual People With Disabilities

David Gouch

Source: Axess Lab

Takeaway: If you have a disability, what's the hardest thing about browsing the web?" Very interesting responses with a broad range of answers. And, as is often is the case, addressing these issues would benefit *everyone* using the web.

Tags: #Accessibility

5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Micromanagement & Leadership (Part 1 of 5)

Michael Nicholson

Source: Wrike Blog

Takeaway: In part 1 of a 5 part series on the most common mistakes when managing multiple projects the author discusses micromanagement. The author suggests delegation as the primary means of avoiding micromanagement, while also allowing the Project Manager more time for other tasks. As noted in the article, delegation is a win-win that allows the team members more autonomy to accomplish the necessary tasks, while allowing the Project Manager more time to oversee the multiple projects in question.

Tags: #ProjectManagement

Design Diary

David Minton

Source: AIGA Eye on Design

Takeaway: Looking for design inspiration? AIGA, the professional association for design, scours the web for examples of outstanding design, form established classics to the cutting edge. Samples encompass everything from the typical such as books, magazines, and posters, to t-shirts, postage stamps and emojis.

Tags: #Design

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