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A bi-weekly hand-picked grass-fed locally-sourced list of the industry articles our creative technologists are currently reading. Topics include customer experience, design, marketing, business, finance, technology, media, and storytelling.



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May 21, 2018

Pitfalls of Card UIs


An optimistic design choice that ends up compounding complexity.


Threads in Slack, a long design journey


This is the story of designing Threads, and how much we underestimated its complexity. It’s also a deep dive into the design process at Slack.

Source: Slack Design via Medium

Clippy Didn’t Just Annoy You – He Changed the World


Nearly two decades ago, our current era of AI overload started with two simple sentences. “It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?”

Source: The Vindicated

The innovative woman artist who created every UK road sign


Our road signs are as much a part of Britain’s landscape as the Union Jack and the London bus.

Source: Stylist

Visualizing Algorithms


Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary dataset. Instead there are logical rules that describe behavior.


Here’s everything I’ve learned from designing 10,000+ UI screens as a lead product designer


Besides: “Yes, that is still misaligned.”

Source: UX Power Tools via Medium

TypingDNA launches Chrome extension that verifies your identity based on typing


TypingDNA allows users to verify their identity without having to whip out their phone. Instead, they enter their name and password and TypingDNA will analyze their typing and confirm that it’s really them.

Source: TechCrunch

What’s the difference between apps we cherish vs. regret?


We partnered with Moment, an app that helps people track their screen time, to ask how much screen time in apps left people feeling happy, and how much time left them in regret.

Source: Center For Humane Design

Designers Just Fixed Facebook. Your Move, Zuckerberg


What would a more honest and transparent Facebook look like? Here’s how NewDealDesign redesigned the social media giant.

Source: FastCo. Design
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