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open source beehive designs
Last year, a third of honeybee colonies in the United States quite literally vanished. Commercial honey operations, previously abuzz with many thousands of bees, fell suddenly silent, leaving scientists and beekeepers alike scratching their heads. The reasons remain mostly a mystery for what is... Read more
17 comments Posted 11 Dec 2013 by Tristan Smith Feed
Design matters in software
Nowadays we see beautiful design everywhere in our daily life. The digital world is no exception. Many of the websites we visit and the desktop and mobile apps that we use started to be so beautifully designed, that user perceptions on design started to change. As a result, everybody is becoming... Read more
11 comments Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Onur Alp Soner Feed
tell me more
In August, the Fedora Project held its first Flock conference, a replacement for the North American and European FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) events. Flock was a four-day, planned conference with talks, workshops, and hackfests, in contrast to FUDCon's barcamp model. In the... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Nov 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
release early, release often
I'm a board game designer. It's a fun, creative, scary job and worlds away from my former career in corporate advertising. In both fields, there is a high value placed on ideas, especially "new" ideas. No one wants to get scooped. Be it an ad campaign or a board game, you want to be the first out... Read more
19 comments Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Daniel Solis Feed
teaching open source
Blender is a powerful open source 3D drawing and animation program. This software was previously a commercial product, but is now available as a free download. Blender has been used to create stunningly beautiful 3D animated videos, including Big Buck Bunny. Check out some of the gorgeous animated... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open here
My experience tells me there are a lot of people interested in trying open source, but they don't know where to start. And the perception that you have to write code to contribute to is a barrier to that curiosity. So, I've outlined 10 ways that anyone can get started with open source—no code... Read more
8 comments Posted 29 Jan 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
mobile mashup
In the past couple of years, a powerful paradigm shift has occurred in user experience (UX) design. UX designers used to focus on desktop users but now, mobile devices and mobile users are at the center of attention. The evidence for the importance of this paradigm shift is stifling: Morgan Stanley... Read more
16 comments Posted 14 Jan 2013 by Pascal Mangold Feed
open praire
For all of you free and open source creative tool fans out there, plenty of exciting developments happened over the past year—and there's some pretty awesome new things in the pipeline for 2013 as well! Here's a sampling of the good news:
4 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
hands
If you’ve seen an unbelievable interactive projection or a mind-blowing piece of generative video art, odds are you’ve come across openFrameworks, an accessible programming platform that has helped create projects like Arturo Castro and
1 comment Posted 19 Dec 2012 by Kyle Chayka Feed
education universe
Now that full-fledged computers are approaching the size of a USB Flash drive and are being sold for less than $75, my interest in designing a Linux computer of my own has been re-awakened. As an educator, I would stock that computer full of free creativity and learning software, logic puzzle games... Read more
5 comments Posted 28 Nov 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed

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