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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 27, 2018

The explosion of design tools has come at a cost


Sketch, Framer, Figma, Adobe XD: Design tools are proliferating, but they don’t always simplify the design process.

Source: FastCo. Design

How apps have the potential to save lives


Apps that allow deaf people to call 999 and blind people to find volunteers to ‘be their eyes’, are two winners of this year’s Tech4Good awards.

Source: The Guardian

What Can Bike Sharing Apps Teach Us About Mobile On-boarding Design?


Understanding how product design impacted these outcomes is critical for anyone trying to grow a new mobile business.

Source: Luke W Blog

The zany logistics of London’s Baby Trump protest balloon


Graphic designer Matt Bonner had never designed an inflatable before. Armed with £29,000 and very little time, he set about creating a blimp Baby Trump.

Source: Wired

Fostering focus for small screens


How we redesigned Dropbox mobile for rapid work.

Source: Dropbox Design via Medium

Microsoft’s Xbox adaptive Controller has packaging that gamers with disabilities can open without their teeth


Microsoft has really thought about gamers with disabilities.

Source: The Verge

Designing with Data


Interpreting and Analyzing Data as a Designer.

Source: UX Collective via Medium

The Good, The Bad & The Biased (Five ways visualizations can mislead and how to fix them)


How can we craft visualizations that effectively communicate the right information from our data?

Source: ACM Interactions

Centauro: A New Disaster Response Robot From IIT


This hybrid of robot human and robot horse is designed to rescue you from disasters.

Source: Spectrum IEEE
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