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Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? A sobering assessment and a warning
If you searched Google immediately after the recent mass shooting in Texas for information on the gunman, you would have seen what Justin Hendrix, the head of…
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7 days ago
Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity
“And don’t ever imitate anybody,” Hemingway cautioned in his advice to aspiring writers . But in this particular sentiment, the otherwise insightful Nobel…
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8 days ago
One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It
Mint/Getty Images Almost a year ago, the Indian government rolled out an unprecedented policy move. Arguably, it was a time when the country was poised for…
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13 days ago
Inside Design: Clearleft
In 2004, Andy Budd wrote a book about CSS that wound up outselling Harry Potter for a week. He was a well known front-end developer who’d already been doing UX…
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18 days ago
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web - Neustadt.fr
02 novembre 2017 — Parimal Satyal We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to…
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19 days ago
How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them
It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies? The notion occurred to me roughly a decade…
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23 days ago
Why Burial’s Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far | Pitchfork
Why Burial’s Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far Delving into the politics, emotion, and musical history behind the disquieting…
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25 days ago
UX for Lizard Brains
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson Even though we humans might be using advanced technology with voice recognition and backlit touch-screen displays, we still…
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5 weeks ago
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music
The science behind personalized music recommendations This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting…
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5 weeks ago
The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend
He was nervous. He hadn’t been onstage since the accident. Here he was, 34 years old, a veteran performer, but he felt like an anxious teenager, picking up a…
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6 weeks ago
The State of Digital Design: 2017 Edition
We partnered with The Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) to bring together some of the best minds in the digital space to get their insight into the current…
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6 weeks ago
The Mariners’ stars fell from the sky this year, but the floor collapsed too
Sometimes the creative process for writing on baseball involves watching the Mariners play baseball. Is Ben Gamel really exclusively hitting fastballs? Ha ha…
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8 weeks ago
From Research Goals to Usability-Testing Scenarios: A 7-Step Method
For some usability studies, there may be an obvious and limited set of interface elements that should be tested. In many cases, however, the system is complex,…
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9 weeks ago
A truly graphic adventure: the 25-year rise and fall of a beloved genre
A lifeline across the Atlantic While the genre was hemorrhaging in the United States, across the Atlantic adventure games continued to thrive. In the first half…
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9 weeks ago
Making the Call: Keeping Score in Baseball’s Toughest Market, Part 1 | The Hardball Times
Bill Shannon literally wrote the book on scorekeeping in the majors. (via Scott Orgera) Although it takes a significant number of people to stage the grand…
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10 weeks ago
Will Mixed Reality Replace Phone Calls? – Super Ventures Blog – Medium
Mixed Reality conferencing and the future of collaboration In the summer of 1995 I was lucky enough to participate in an amazing event that changed my life…
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11 weeks ago
Catch the wave: The 21st-century career
Article Catch the wave: The 21st-century career Deloitte Review, issue 21 Josh Bersin July 31, 2017 In an age where skill sets can become obsolete in just a few…
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11 weeks ago
This is probably the worst US flood storm ever, and I’ll never be the same
No comparison According to Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, an atmospheric scientist at Texas A&M University, Harvey is the country's worst…
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11 weeks ago
Why Blockchain Needs Design
The global supply chain is incredibly complicated, with millions of ships and airplanes and trucks bringing goods thousands of miles across the world, crossing…
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august 2017
The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces
This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving…
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august 2017
“Fail Fast” In Software Design Is A Myth
Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? I admit, I’ve played a few times. You won’t be surprised to learn I never did win the big jackpot. Seeing winners on the…
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august 2017
Inventing the Perfect Customer Need Statement – Jobs-to-be-Done and Outcome-Driven Innovation
Inventing the Perfect Customer Need Statement Innovation is the process of devising a solution that addresses unmet customer needs. To win at innovation, a…
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august 2017
Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition | Aeon Videos
Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition The bashoiri – the arrival of sumo wrestlers before a tournament –…
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august 2017
With inspiring perseverance, Julio juggles late work nights with elite marathon training | Aeon Videos
With inspiring perseverance, Julio juggles late work nights with elite marathon training Working until the early morning hours in a Manhattan restaurant…
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august 2017
Practical User Research: Creating a Culture of Learning in Large Organizations
Enterprise companies are realizing that understanding customer needs and motivations is critical in today’s marketplace. Building and sustaining new user…
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july 2017
Boiling The Frog Ep 3: David Letterman's Short Attention Span
Viewing Franken wants Letterman to hear about a real solution to climate change. Behind... Franken wants Letterman to hear about a real solution to climate…
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july 2017
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july 2017
10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives
We got up-close-and-personal with a genius for five years. Here are 12 things we learned. Credit: Nokia Bell Labs By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni For the last…
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july 2017
Considering Trump’s Legal Position (and Problems) After the New York Times Interview
This morning, Benjamin Wittes wrote in strong terms about the extraordinary interview the President gave the New York Time s and what it reveals about Trump’s…
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july 2017
Design a pleasant user experience inside the VR – prototypr
In a previous topic I’ve talked about the experiences and the technology behind virtual reality. How the user interactions differ from the “traditional” way. In…
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july 2017
Service Design For UX Designers
Cathy Wang ( @cathycracks ) is a designer that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting virtually (hard to pin her down — she’s from Vancouver, lives in Milan, travels…
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july 2017
Cory Doctorow on technological immortality, the transporter problem, and fast-moving futures
Cory Doctorow has made several careers out of thinking about the future, as a journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing, an activist with strong ties to the…
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july 2017
The Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music Lovers
Photo: Saner Gulsoken/Getty Images/iStockphoto SoundCloud — the popular music-and-podcast service that is the closest thing on the internet to a YouTube for…
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july 2017
A Man in a Hurry: Claude Shannon’s New York Years
Photo: Nokia Bell Labs Moonlighting: Employed by Bell Labs during World War II, Claude Shannon [at chalkboard] still found time to work on his own research.…
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july 2017
As home runs and strikeouts spike, baseball faces a problem
MLB: Home runs and strikeouts are up, and it's a problem | SI.com Craig Kimbrel is on pace for a historically unprecedented season Boston Red Sox closer Craig…
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july 2017
Slaying the 'math monster': It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think
The tweet that raced around the internet before truth had time to put on its shoes was this: In a delicatessen in Pittsburgh, a mysterious sign had appeared…
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july 2017
Human-Centered Machine Learning – Google Design – Medium
7 steps to stay focused on the user when designing with ML By Josh Lovejoy and Jess Holbrook Machine learning (ML) is the science of helping computers discover…
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july 2017
Evolution of the LEGO logo | Logo Design Love
The red, white, yellow, and black LEGO logo is synonymous with one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, but it didn’t always look so familiar. Photo by…
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july 2017
Dropdowns: Design Guidelines
by on June 11, 2017 Topics: Navigation Interaction Design Summary: Dropdown boxes and menus are overused and clunky but can be useful for revealing a list of…
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july 2017
Infinite Journey to Inner Space: The Legacy of Drexciya | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
One evening back in May 2002, in the studios of Detroit public radio station WDET-FM, disc jockey and host Liz Warner was settling in for another edition of her…
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june 2017
Newsonomics: The New York Times’ redesign aims to match the quality of its products to its journalism
Please sign in. Those three words — a request as old as the web — now drive the strongest strategy of our news era: reader revenue. Today, The New York Times…
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june 2017
How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis | Life and style | The Guardian
Face time: Lego people now outnumber humans.Photograph: Stefan Volk/Camera Press F rom its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it…
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june 2017
How big data can help you pick better wine
Culture Mapping Tyler Knutson 05.30.2017 In 2011, my brother-in-law sold me a half case of 2007 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red at cost — $480,…
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june 2017
Announcing Meteor 1.5 – Meteor Blog
Dynamic import(…) , exact code splitting, immutable module caching, and bundle analysis tools Today we’re thrilled to announce the release of Meteor 1.5, which…
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may 2017
World War Three, by Mistake
A dilemma has haunted nuclear strategy since the first detonation of an atomic bomb: How do you prevent a nuclear attack while preserving the ability to launch…
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may 2017
The magic number Mets should aim for to get back on track
You Gotta Believe. Straw and Doc. The Dark Knight and Thor. Plus-81. No, these 2017 Mets so far don’t quite compare to their champion predecessors when it comes…
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may 2017
Giamatti: The Green Fields of the Mind
From A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of A. Bartlett Giamatti by A. Bartlett Giamatti, et al "The Green Fields of the Mind " It breaks your heart.…
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may 2017
4 Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class - The New York Times
Advertisement Your Money Image Columbia University, which Zöe Sottile plans to attend this year. Credit Universal Images Group, via Getty Images Each year, we…
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may 2017
How To Add A Security Key To Your Gmail (Tech Solidarity)
Here are instructions for adding a security key to your Gmail account. Every Gmail user should do this:
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may 2017
Southern Living
Robert Perino was in the middle of a major design overhaul of Southern Living when he contacted me to update the masthead. Jim Parkinson, a brilliant lettering…
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may 2017
Painting with Code
Today, we’re excited to share a tool we built to help bridge the gap between designers and engineers working on design systems at scale. React-sketchapp is an…
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may 2017
Democrats say they need a better economic message. Ohio’s Sherrod Brown thinks he has one.
Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Two weeks after the election, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer summed up why he thought Democrats got clobbered at the…
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may 2017
Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger
The following is the second of two excerpts from The Way to Design , a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was…
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may 2017
User Research When You Can’t Talk to Your Users
It’s not breaking news to say that the core of UX, in a vacuum, is talking to your users to gather insights and then applying that information to your designs.…
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may 2017
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