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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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December 17, 2018

Designing for Scale and Complexity


How we implemented the Fluent Design System across Microsoft Enzure to improve usability, consistency, and accessibility for a highly complex and evolving cloud.

Source: Microsoft Design

The State of UX in 2019


We have seen quite a lot this year. After curating and sharing 2,239 links with 264,016 designers around the world, we have isolated a few trends in what our industry is writing, talking, and thinking about. Here’s what to expect for UX in 2019.

Source: UX CC Collective

A Comprehensive Guide to Mobile App Design


There are many things to consider when designing for mobile. We’re sure that this detailed guide will help you get rid of that headache when building apps.

Source: Smashing Magazine

A Smarter Way to Think About Intelligent Machines


We should be thinking more about how much A.I. has changed our lives already, and the future of human-algorithm collaboration.

Source: The New York Times

The End of the Beginning


In his now annual state-of-innovation talk at the a16z Summit in November 2018, Andreessen Horowitz’ Benedict Evans walks through where we are now in software eating the world… and how things may continue to change over the next 10 years.

Source: Andreessen Horowitz

How to Chart Long-Term Time Series


Charts are widely used in finance. As well as representing information efficiently, they can reveal relationships or anomalies in data. But their effectiveness or otherwise is a function of the choices made during chart construction.

Source: Winton Group

The Vortex: Why Users Feel Trapped in Their Devices


Many users report anxiety and lack of control over the amount of time they spend online. We call this feeling “the Vortex”.

Source: Nielsen Norman Group

Why are Tech Companies Making Custom Typefaces?


Typography is no longer concerned with meeting the lofty and difficult demands of art but with satisfying, formally and functionally, the everyday requirements of a craft.

Source: Arun

Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out


The definition of artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, and the term often gets mangled, so we are here to help.

Source: MIT Technology Review
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