Google Think Quarterly

Google this week has released the first issue of it’s new full-length online magazine, Think Quarterly. The publication is “a unique communications tool that brings together some of the world’s leading minds to discuss the big issues facing businesses today,” according to the Twitter Bio for @ThinkQuarterly. The magazine’s display functionality and usability are excellent – with deceptively simple same-page navigation on the web site’s homepage, and thoughtful considerations for online-to-off-line media bridging, like an entire index (page 62) of QR codes that link to each article in the issue.

Mashable writes:

The first edition of Think Quarterly, based out of the U.K., is a 68-page dive into the world of data and its impact on business. The first thing most people will notice is that it’s a visually stunning piece of work. It’s a rich Flash app with Google’s quirky sensibilities and the in-depth writing you might find in BusinessWeek or Salon. Google’s quarterly magazine is edited and designed by creative agency The Church of London.

 

Google’s Managing Director of UK & Ireland Operations, Matt Brittin, says of Think Quarterly:

At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ – the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. We know that the faster we deliver results, the more useful people find our service. But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters. Our first issue is dedicated to Data – amongst a morass of information, how can you find the magic metrics that will help transform your business? We hope that you find inspiration, insights, and more, in Think Quarterly.

Subsequent issues of Think Quarterly are scheduled for release in May, July, and October.

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