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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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November 5, 2018

It’s Not Your Fault Online Shopping is Confusing. It’s a Design Problem


We analyzed the best and worst of Amazon, REI, and Walmart.

Source: Vox

Designing Perceptions Instead of Solutions


Why a solution to a problem in the 21st century may not be the answer.

Source: UX Planet

26 Paper Engineers From Around the World Turned the Alphabet Into a Limited Edition Book


Eye candy.

Source: Colossal

Uber and Lyft Are Everything That’s Right and Wrong with Design Today


Design has disrupted taxis in a massive, almost unprecedented way. But good design doesn’t merely aim to disrupt–it should set out to actually build viable solutions, writes Khoi Vinh.

Source: FastCo. Design

Amazon Reportedly Killed an AI Recruitment System Because It Couldn’t Stop the Tool from Discriminating Against Women


The recruitment system began to favor men over women.

Source: Fortune

Bill Gates: What I Loved About Paul Allen


The Microsoft co-founder pays tribute to his first business partner.

Source: The Atlantic

We Tried Marcus, the new service that let’s Brits bank with Goldman Sachs for as little as £1


Besides the backing of one of the financial world’s most recognisable names, what stands out most about Marcus’ savings account is its interest rate — 1.5%!

Source: Business Insider

Continuous Design


What we make, and how we make it, is rapidly changing. Right now it’s all about delivering value, continuously.

Source: Hacker Noon via Medium

A 100-Year View of User Experience


The UX profession has grown substantially since 1950 and it is now truly worldwide. Even so, the expected growth until 2050 will dwarf anything we’ve seen so far. Many drivers of UX growth are not immediately apparent to most people in the field.

Source: Nielsen Norman Group
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