How A Behemoth Like Nordstrom Learned to Act Like a Startup

This is a great showcase of Nordstrom’s Innovation Lab and another reason Nordstrom continues to win in their space.

The full article with two short videos is on Linkedin’s site and you can read it here→

Here’s one of the videos where the team is on site in their Seattle flagship store with a “flash build” of an iPad app for sunglasses customers. Great insight with real time feedback from customers during the build. I think the part when the sunglasses buyer tries on a pair of polarized glasses and can’t view the app just because of the orientation of the iPad. Who knew? Right?

Well done Innovation Lab. Well done!

The Pitfalls and Perks of Freelancing (Infographic)

As a freelancer and self-employed creative for the past 6+ years, I can relate with this very well crafted infographic.

Thanks to the great folks at DesignTaxi.com for their original piece and posting the infographic. A very big thanks and job well done to the original creatives from  MastersDegree.net.

Be sure to check out their other great infographics→.

Pitfalls of Freelancing

Created by: MastersDegree.net

A different slice of the pie

As a designer, I’m always exploring new ways to display information as graphs and charts. I love the trend that is building a swell to design and uses of more visually creative infographics.

There is still a need, and rightly so, for more traditional infographics like the pie chart but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same old slices handed down over the generations. Here are 2 concepts I recently designed. Both will move forward with live copy and branded colors soon. Hope you enjoy and if you discover others you’d like to share than drop me a link. Feel free to share. Thanks!

Infographic: U.S. Highways, Mapped Like A Subway System

A fantastic infographic. Did you know?

The U.S. interstate system actually has a grid-like logic to it: Highways that go north/south are labeled with odd numbers, and highways that go east/west have even-numbered labels.

See the full map and read the complete article here from the great site fastcodesign.com.