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Modernist Studio

Designers often make bad business decisions. Our “good design” negatively impact the business. Making the buy button red and huge may drive sales, …

Customer Experience

Five Key Things Financial Marketers Need to Know About Gen Z Now

Here are the relevant characteristics that define Gen Z — what financial marketers need to know so they can get ahead of this massive demographic …

Financial Services

How PayPal Will Become People’s Primary Financial Institution

The expansion of financial solutions offered by large tech firms are encroaching on legacy banking products, stealing customers and revenues.The post …

FinTech

Apple’s Airpods Are an Omen

The company’s slick, wireless earbuds work great, but they foreshadow startling changes to the social fabric<p>The moment I put the Apple AirPods in my …

Earbuds

Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The team trained their machine learning algorithm to …

Ambient Tech That Actually Works: H&M Launches A Voice Activated Mirror

Revealing its naked ambition to motor into the digital fast lane, Swedish fast-fashion supergroup H&M has opened both barrels on the smart mirror phenomenon by launching a voice activated mirror in its Times Square, New York flagship. Using dulcet-toned conversation-led tech – no touch-screens, no …

The innovative ideas of the K-Design Award 2018 Winners!

The concept is always the skeleton of a good design. Without the skeletal framework of a concept, a design lacks mass and substance. The K-Design …

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

The White House just started an AI task force

The Trump administration wants to make artificial intelligence great again. Or, maybe, great for the first time. We’re not really sure — the …

The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS

Google said last week at its I/O developer conference that the revamped, artificial intelligence-powered Google News would be arriving on Apple’s App Store some time in the next seven days. That time is apparently now, as the new Google News has gone live on iOS this afternoon and replaced the old …

Google News

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call

Phones

On Weaponised Design

“When people fail to follow these bizarre, secret rules, and the machine does the wrong thing, its operators are blamed for not understanding the …

7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Chatbots

InVision Studio is out—but are designers migrating to a new tool again?

The digital design world has recently seen a diaspora from Photoshop to Sketch — which has substantially changed the way we structure our design …

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

Think that machine learning requires tons of data? Think again.

March 9, 2018 | Written by: Tim Hwang<p>Categorized: New Thinking | thinkLeaders<p>Share this post:<p>Bread is surprisingly simple, and surprisingly complex. …

Machine Learning

Netflix’s European users can access their home catalog throughout the EU

Europeans now can watch online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video Prime, and others that they’ve subscribed to at home wherever they are traveling in the EU without facing region blocks. The European Commission announced its new digital portability rules went into effect yesterday, as …

GDPR launches today. Here’s what you need to know

GDPR gives companies a new set of rules for sharing data online<p>May 25th marks the first day of enforcement for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR, a set of rules that could fundamentally flip the relationship between massive tech companies that gather data, and the …

Privacy

“About the Word Design” by Vilém Flusser

<i>Flusser argues that once we become aware of design—as deceptive, and bridging art and technology—art and technology are demystified, i.e.</i> …

Technology Outlook 2018

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

What Design Chiefs At Uber, IBM, And Microsoft Care About In 2018–And Why

Design leaders at Uber, Microsoft, Visa, IBM, Nordstrom, Hopelab, and ReachNow share their priorities for 2018–and how the role of design has shifted at their organizations.<p>It’s a common refrain among design leaders today: Design finally has buy-in. After years of being ignored, designers are …

UX Design

Is the Galaxy S9 shaping up to be a dud?

Samsung told the world last week at MWC 2018 that it wants to sell more Galaxy S9 units than Galaxy S8, which isn’t a surprising goal. But reports …

Why Facebook's logo is blue — a designer’s guide to color and emotion

We’re able to see different colors because of our retina’s innate ability to differentiate frequencies of light waves.<p>Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

The future of Brands, as a Service (BaaS)

How brands need to transition from driven by goods to powered by services.<p>For over twelve years we’ve been working with global brands to create …

The 9 Rules of Design Research

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more ambient enthusiasm for research among both early stage start-ups and established organizations. Businesses have …

UX Design