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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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September 10, 2018

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto


As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?

Source: UX in Motion via Medium

Designing better tables for enterprise applications


An in-depth guide on how to design tables in enterprise applications, and how to avoid commonly made mistakes.

Source: UX Collective via Medium

Google wants to make JOMO happen


Forget FOMO. Google wants to design for the Joy of Missing Out.

Source: FastCo. Design

Why design is the killer app for crypto


When I started at Coinbase a year ago, it quickly became clear that there are a thousand big problems to solve in crypto — and very few of them had been considered by a designer.

Source: The Coinbase Blog via Medium

The Surprising Power of Questions


Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and performance improvement, it builds rapport and trust among team members.

Source: Harvard Business Review

The product designer’s toolbox


When every question has countless different answers, things get confusing. Fast.

Source: Visual Design on Medium

Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough


It’s taken years of work and billions of dollars in venture funding to build a working mixed-reality headset for developers. Now what?

Source: MIT Technology Review

Experience Rot


Welcome to the effects of Experience Rot. As you add features, you’re adding complexity to the design, and decreasing the quality of the experience.

Source: UIE

Amazon, Airbnb, and Asos are all investing in this one simple design idea


Service design has revolutionized our lives. Here are 15 principles for getting it right, as illustrated by some of the world’s most prominent companies.

Source: FastCo. Design

AI can now tell your boss what skills you lack – and how you can get them


Coursera is unveiling a new machine learning tool to show companies what skills their employees are acquiring from its classes and their level of expertise.

Source: MIT Technology Review

Accidental lab rats: Skinner boxes, Skinner rectangles, and you


Technological change can absolutely improve our lives, but it can also harm them. Technological innovation is not a walk in the park. It’s a walk through a minefield.

Source: Medium

A Faster and More Flexible Home Page that Delivers the News Readers Want


For many of our readers, the New York Times desktop home page is an important and familiar place to connect with the news each day.

Source: The Times Open via Medium
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