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Benefits of Skeuomorphism in Interface Design

Recently the design community has been debating the trend of skeuomorphism in design - specifically UI design. While the debate itself has blurred to the point of debating about what was being debated about, the core question remained: "When does Skeuomorphism make sense in UI design?"

Code.org: What most schools don't teach

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code:

ICE Michiana adds three hospitals!

Force 5 is proud to announce to we have added three more hospitals to the ICE Michiana app! This expands the coverage of the smartphone application beyond St. Joseph County and now includes ER facilities in Elkhart, Fulton, and Starke Counties.

Knowledge Nuggets

Anyone who has done development, design, or IT knows that over the course of working on a project, you collect various "nuggets" of knowledge that you ever learn or find. Here I'm going to share some of what I've discovered that may be able to help you in your own projects. I have cited the original source of the information if I have that available. If there is something that I've left out, feel free to add it in the comments.

The Cost of Free

So, why are so many sales people and marketers using “free” (or ridiculously under-priced) to gain business? For me, there are only four plausible explanations:

Netflix takes over the Internet

According to a report by Sandvine, Netflix is now the largest source of internet traffic in North America during peak hours. Netflix streaming video service now accounts fro about 29% of peak traffic, overtaking P2P, Bittorrent, and Social Networking.

Web of One

Is the filtering and data mining on the Internet good for you?

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