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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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June 18, 2018

How Steve Jobs Almost Put A Little Man In Every Mac


It was one of Jobs’s most whimsical ideas: a mysterious cartoon character that would live inside each Macintosh computer. Then, the grim practical reality of early computing set in. This is the legend of Mr. Macintosh.

Source: FastCo. Design

Data Visualization, Fast and Slow


There are dozens of books and workshops and online tutorials teaching you how to make good data visualization. But what is good data visualization? You probably think it’s fast — charts that are quickly understood or charts that are quickly made or (preferably) both.

Source: Medium

Fonts for Complex Data


Retail displays, packaged goods, financial reports and apps all present readers with a dizzying array of data.


What I’d Rather Talk About When You’re Talking About UX


People are designing digital products that live in a larger ecosystem, and according to Sturgeon’s law, 95% of them suck at it. Instead of discussing what to call it, let’s move on to making less suck.

Source: Medium

What we learned from getting our autocomplete tested for accessibility


We’ve been working on an autocomplete/location picker for use across government. I blogged last year about what an autocomplete is and why we are building one.

Source: GOV.UK

Introducing Lottie


Behind the scenes of Airbnb’s new open-source animation tool.

Source: Airbnb Design

Ideo’s AI Machines Explore A Future We May Or May Not Want


Ideo reveals five AI machines that explore ways technology can help people sort their thoughts, plan for the future, and even communicate better with each other.

Source: FastCo. Design

A Guide to Interviewing Users


Interviews provide a wealth of qualitative information – thoughts, feelings, frustrations, anecdotes, and much more – about a certain task or situation that you can’t necessarily glean from a data set or a research report.

Source: UX Booth

Fight the dark side of Lean UX with the Experience Canvas


We’ve all been there. Those times where we realise that we’ve been sitting around arguing for hours over the small stuff, because we’ve forgotten about the bigger, more important stuff.

Source: Atlassian Blog
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