Designing The Perfect Accordion – Smashing Magazine
Design patterns. An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic…
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Trump is struggling to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time
President Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days — before all the network news shows have come on the air — he gets on the phone with a…
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From Childcare to Insurance, Coworking Grows to Fill Gaps for Independent Workers | The Tyee
The image of the lonely, pyjama-clad freelancer toiling away at home has become a cliché in the modern working world. And it’s one that the coworking community…
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Insecurity or Opportunity? Exploring the Future of Work | The Tyee
Work is changing. The old days of steady jobs followed by comfortable pensions are long gone. Jobs these days are far more likely to be precarious, temporary,…
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Poison In The System
Share Share This is Part One of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew Too Much Part Four: The Secrets Of…
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Alexa, Please Kill Me Now – Alan Cooper – Medium
Scene from the movie The Conversation. See footnote at bottom. Thoughts on Conversational UI The biggest conundrum in technology is that it’s harder to tell a…
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SODA - Denim & Steel
Home Page It’s true, this site doesn’t have a whole lot of content yet, but don’t worry. Our web developers have just installed the CMS, and they’re setting…
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US election: "He might be racist, but he beat all odds! Must be a winner."
Travis resignation:
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It *just* started seeming strange to me that the Dynamo logo is cross-braced such that it can't be, y'know, dynamic.
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The Real Reason You Can’t Understand Why Black Americans Are Furious
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Let’s Talk About Your Plan to Run A Consequence-Free Company
It happened at lunch the other day. We were talking about how much we want to believe in tech, and how hard it is to do that when there’s so much about it…
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Perspective | I worked for Obama, but I’m going to Trump’s tech meeting. Here’s why.
President Trump will convene tech leaders at the White House on Monday. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency) Until recently, filling out an application…
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Funnels for Startups: A Primer
Funnels are remarkably useful in many aspects of startup life. Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, or sell to an enterprise customer, or…
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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living | WIRED
Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it's looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat,…
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Okay, WTF Is Ethereum?
By now, chances are pretty good that you've heard of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency unleashed on the world in 2009 by a mysterious person or group that goes by…
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Studio Plan Notificaiton
Gearing up to start rolling out for teams. If you’re a studio or small agency, stay tuned:
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How some people are missing the point on cultural appropriation - Macleans.ca
A worker installs Canadian Aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau’s painting “Androgyny” in the ballroom at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sept. 18, 2008. (Adrian…
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Parametric Design: What's Gotten Lost Amid the Algorithms
Paul Farrington Once upon a time, schools of architecture displayed plaster casts of Ionic capitals and Renaissance portals for the edification of their…
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The Indestructible Idea of the Basic Income
Andy Stern is a former president of the Service Employees International Union. Charles Murray may be America's most prominent right-wing critic of the welfare…
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Push Improvement vs. Pull Improvement - The Lean Thinker
I’m writing up a proposal for a benchmarking and study week, and just typed the term “push improvement” as a contrast to a true “continuous improvement…
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The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching.
Rotterdam, a port city whose economy relies on fossil fuels, is leading the charge on climate change adaptation. Josh Haner/The New York Times In the…
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The Birth of Canada's Armed, Anti-Islamic 'Patriot' Group
In front of Calgary City Hall, a couple dozen of them stood shoulder-to-shoulder in an attempt to make an unbreakable human wall. Each of them wore a uniform…
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After James Comey’s Testimony, Here’s Where We Are, and Here’s Where We’re Going
Comey gave us a lot to think about, but he also gave senators a lot to investigate. They should begin immediately. By Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director…
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Carmageddon is Coming
We’re on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruption in transport history Image credit: Snohetta An overlapping confluence of three…
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The Importance of Cognitive Bias in Experience Design
Design can benefit immensely from cognitive bias. Specifically, design can benefit from thinking of cognitive biases as keys to efficiency and accuracy, rather…
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8 days ago
The State of virtual reality
Virtual reality gaming during the 2017 China International Big Data Industry Expo at Guiyang International Eco-Conference Center Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty…
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Dropdowns: Design Guidelines
Dropdowns: Design Guidelines by on June 11, 2017 Topics: Navigation Interaction Design Summary: Dropdown boxes and menus are overused and clunky but can be…
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A critical analysis of notification systems – uxdesign.cc
Lessons and opportunities lying ahead of the current systems. The constant tension between focus on one’s world vs the need to be informed (or notified). The…
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9 days ago
WWDC 2017 — Some Thoughts – Learning By Shipping
(Apple.com) Many of us have been using the dev builds of iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra this week. I wanted to share some thoughts on what I think are some of the…
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👀 Sneak peek at our new list editor in , using our sortable form table component built in :
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My first exhibition in Vancity and in my own space ||
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Google begins beta testing "feudalism"
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Somewhere in Shenzhen Again II. Coffee shop is either agro, sarcastic, or Jesus is a shitty camper.
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Exasperated attendees give up on Gwyneth’s Goop summit
LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow’s inaugural health-and-wellness summit on Saturday kicked off just as you’d expect: well-groomed women wearing yoga pants and…
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Trickle-down workaholism in startups – Signal v. Noise
“And then I said anyone not willing to break their backs working for me was a tourist!” If you want to understand why so many startups become infected with…
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How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans
A year ago I was part of a digital marketing team at a tech company. We were maybe the fifth largest company in our particular industry, which was drones. But…
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Backchannel Is Moving to Wired – Backchannel
Starting mid-June, we’ll publish even more of the work you care about in a new weekly format. (Illustration by Laurent Hrybyk) Dear Backchannel readers, Last…
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In Praise of Boredom | Literary Review of Canada
Share This Review More from This Issue June 2017 I n a culture where fast replies, constant stimulation and the omnipresence of social media rule the day, you…
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Typographic Potential of Variable Fonts
This article is based on the presentation What The Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About Variable Fonts delivered at ISType conference in Istanbul. It’s a…
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White People Will Always Let You Down – The Establishment
Pixabay But I care too much to stop demanding more. I thought I was going to lose my mind. I’m not saying this flippantly. I remember thinking that I was…
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Don’t use a blockchain unless you need to – Hacker Noon
An easy way to spot a startup that won’t provide return on investment is to look for the words “blockchain” or “decentralized” on their landing pages. I divide…
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Cultural Blind Spots in UX
Designing for international markets requires more than translating words. Although Nicolas Cage won best global actor in China a few years ago, and almost every…
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Six Points On The Map Of Emerging Tech
Triangulating on a model for Emerging Technologies research (Want to get insights into emerging tech on a more regular basis? Sign up for the official Traction…
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Flexible Visual Identities: Typographic Systems in Motion
Poster Series for the Inner Game of Design Event featuring Albert-Jan Pool TypeThursday talks to Martin and Lo of The Inner Game of Design, a series of events…
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With New Browser Tech, Apple Preserves Privacy and Google Preserves Trackers
Recently Google and Apple announced plans to respond to complaints about online advertising. Both companies will implement changes to their browsers to…
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Welcome to MACH and BETTER
Building a design system and publishing platform for digital verticals and a major news site — from the outside in. This is the story of how we created three…
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Typography as Base: From the Content Out, by Francisco Baila of Subvisual
This blog post was born out of my necessity to find a structure in which I could rely on when designing any kind of web project. 0. Random Before I started this…
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The Worst of Donald Trump’s Toxic Agenda Is Lying in Wait – A Major U.S. Crisis Will Unleash It
During the presidential campaign, some imagined that the more overtly racist elements of Donald Trump’s platform were just talk designed to rile up the base,…
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Every time I write a piece defending Millennials:

Every. Time.
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Corporate Surveillance In Everyday Life
Deutsch Institute for Critical Digital Culture Corporate Surveillance in Everyday Life Report: How thousands of companies monitor, analyze, and influence the…
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How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide
At the University of Washington, students are learning to navigate the hazards of our information-addled age. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY BERTHOLD STEINHILBER / LAIF /…
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The Father of Grunge Typography Calls Out Lazy Design
Legendary designer David Carson on why you should just say no to Helvetica. F or graphic designers, success and controversy rarely go hand in hand. But David…
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Twitter
Spotted this last week in the Highlands. Took my breath away.
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Comey testimony reveals Trump is running America like a crime boss
Sarah Kendzior is a St. Louis, Mo.-based commentator who writes about politics, the economy and media. In May, Americans learned that under its new seemingly…
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15 days ago
There’s so much more about Trump to investigate than just Russia
Donald Trump is facing tough questions this week over his campaign’s ties to Russia — and obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to intervene — but when it…
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Discourse Theory as Explained by Memes
Discourse has been a pretty big concept for me to unpack over the past year. I’ve finished classes on communications research and theories of conflict and…
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When someone says "still on island time" and they were just in Victoria, BC
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You should make this pasta dish by . It's so good!
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Writing for UX: some practical tips – Prototyping: From UX to Front End
Anjana Menon Content Design at PayPal. @Zomato Alum. Social media addict. Language Lover. Avid Traveller. Music Buff. True Blue. All views are most certainly…
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19 days ago
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Spend 12 years trying to get hired to direct Wonder Woman.

Get hired.

93% Rotten Tomatoes

$100 million domestic…
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20 days ago
God and the Don
Cover story Presidents often turn to faith in times of crisis. That seems unlikely for Trump. T wo days before his presidential inauguration, Donald Trump…
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A City Soft on 'Slumlords' | The Tyee
Bathroom in the Sahota-owned Balmoral Hotel. Photo Ken Villeneuve. When heavy rains caused ceilings to collapse at a rundown East Vancouver apartment last year,…
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20 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump
Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more,…
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Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race
O n 22 February 2014, I published a post on my blog. I titled it “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race”. It read: “I’m no longer engaging with…
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Wearing the only shirt I know how to wear today
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Scheer Win Shows Tories Want 'A Little More Stephen Harper': Insiders
Become a fan Althia.Raj@huffingtonpost.com Andrew Scheer's Win Shows Conservatives Wanted 'A Little More Stephen Harper': Insiders Posted: 05/28/2017 2:08 pm…
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How Andrew Scheer won the Conservative leadership
TORONTO — You could see it on Andrew Scheer’s face. Around 7:45 p.m., before the final ballot of the leadership race, with his campaign manager trying to get…
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22 days ago
Inside Andrew Scheer's unlikely triumph - Macleans.ca
It’s an eternal truth of politics that every victory is only the start of a new fight. “There is renewed hope for Canada, starting today,” Andrew Scheer told…
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22 days ago
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RT : For folks with a lot of privilege, working/living in gastown &chinatown, this report is really hard to read & to ac…
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Ha, so true. Hence digital copycats.
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24 days ago
Amazon Basically Made the Telescreen From '1984'
Amazon has been releasing new talking speaker devices in its Echo family at a furious clip lately. A few weeks ago, the company announced the Echo Look , a…
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