Lazy Sunday Morning: Adobe Updates and Facebook Insights

It looks like its going to be a rainy and hazy Sunday. Stay in and catch up.
Lazy Sunday Mornings is a series much like Cool Stuff Roundup, but bringing you content that is fit for your lazy Sundays – longer, meatier, and chock full of deep thoughts and cool concepts.

Welcome to the Jungle
Brian Singer, AIGA board member, previous communications manager at Facebook, and now employed at Pinterest, writes about his experience at Facebook and what exactly he did there. This is a pretty straightforward insight into the campus of Facebook and an enjoyable read.

Practice your Typography Skills! 
If you’re not aware that Adobe purchased TypeKit, you might want to get out and about on the internet a bit more or update your copy of Creative Suite. The acquisition was a bit worrisome for many developers, but Adobe has done a great job with TypeKit improvements, including developing these handy lessons for taking TypeKit and your typographer further.

The Dirty Secret Behind the Salesforce $1M Hackathon
Hackathons are known to often catalyze industrious attitudes into amazing achievements . But, they aren’t always organized like they should be. Here’s a how-to on what not-to.

The Anatomy Of A Winning Product Critique
Julie Zhou of Facebook provides some insight into how their product team handle product critique and beta tests. She says, “Which is–in its simplest form–exploring the curiosity of why some products and experiences work for people, and why others don’t.” And, as she assures in the beginning, the title is a lot more “fancy-pants” than what she writes about. Check it out for an insightful article on user experience and product design.

Adobe Review: Creative Cloud Next
This past week, Adobe gave an Apple-esque keynote that lasted a whopping two hours. Samantha Barnes wrote up a summary of the address and listed many of the new features that are now available in the newest Creative Cloud update that you have likely ignored in the last couple days. Read up on her summary and then use today to update; get crackin’!

By AIGA New Orleans
Published June 22, 2014