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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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August 13, 2018

Banking technology: DBS shows the value of articulating the vague


Analysts are glowing in their praise of Piyush Gupta’s digital strategy – how has he done it?

Source: Euro Money

Delivering your work in layers


Getting used to sharing work in progress to make more efficient design decisions.

Source: UX Collective via Medium

The current state of modal dialog accessibility


Putting aside the fact they are often misused and thrust on users in a manner that interrupts their current task, even appropriately used modals often lack considerations for accessibility.

Source: The Paciello Group

How Slack’s search finally got good


For years, organizations have been pouring essential knowledge into Slack. Getting it back out again wasn’t all that easy—until now.

Source: Fast Co. Design

Is timeless UI design a thing?


It’s only natural that when we create a brand new product and its respective visual identity, we want it to be the new cool kid on the block. And usually, that will require some knowledge and research of the current trends to understand which might provide us some years of stylish headstart.

Source: Imaginary Cloud

Awesome story of Calibri, the font that may leave Pakistan sans Sharif


Pen is mightier than the sword? Forget it. These words written in 1839 by novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton in historical play Cardinal Richelieu may have found a new meaning in the digital age of 2017.

Source: Financial Express

The End of navel Gazing


VIDEO: As we spend countless hours debating the name of our job or our process, or why some people don’t listen to other people, the very nature of business is radically being altered by the internet.

Source: UX London 2018

Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head


Empathy is a critical part of human-centered design. There are endless conversations about its importance in user experience work, but few focus on how to help others achieve it.

Source: UX Booth

Best Digital Experiences in Banking 2018


Inspired by “Forbes 2018 Top 100 Best Banks in America”, Extractable took a closer look at the list and conducted its own evaluation on the digital experiences offered by the top 50 of these banks.

Source: Extractable

The Gloves We’ll Wear On Mars


The design challenge that’ll make or break survival on the Red Planet.

Source: Medium

The Design Sprint 2.0


Spoiler alert: It’s the Design Sprint with some pretty major developments that your clients/team will love.

Source: InVision Design Leadership

Thinking in Triplicate – Three Lies of UXD


You have to see the whole story to make it come true.

Source: Mule via Medium
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