April 2011

Easy rider

> URBAN cyclists who run out of puff are to be offered a “green lift” up hills in one European city. Working the same way as a ski lift, the new network will pull bikes and riders up the steepest climbs in Zurich, Switzerland. [Woo-hoo!](http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/06/politicians-in-zurich-set-to-introduce-bike-lifts-to-help-cyclists-up-hills-115875-23041027/)

Levels of design

> “If you are designing a poster for world peace, intuition might be perfect. If you are seeking to actually work on world peace, it will obviously not be enough.” – [GK VanPatter](http://www.issuu.com/nextd/docs/asknextd_beyond_ux) A good counterpoint to the recent focus on [individual vision](http://www.ryskamp.org/brain/?p=4104) and [genius design](http://www.ixda.org/local/event/29700).


[Lots of amazing and creative architecture projects here](http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/?page=1&order=views&q=Tjs%3D&sf). Found via [their collaboration with Inc. magazine on office design](http://www.inc.com/worlds-coolest-offices-2010/).

Autocompleter job at Google

http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/autocompleter/index.html I used to tell people this was my job…it was easier than explaining what a user experience designer is.