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This Font Makes Graphics Out Of Numbers In Seconds

Inspired by Edward Tufte’s “sparklines,” the typeface turns typed numerals into inline data visualizations.<p>Data is always more accurate and informative in context. Take Hurricane Harvey, for example. Some parts of Houston had more than 50 inches of rain. But it’s hard to understand just how crazy …

Data Visualization

41 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview

Most of them require you to think quantitatively and broadly, and test the way you tackle problems on the spot.<p>Google probably switches up its questions over time, but career website Glassdoor provides a glimpse of the types of brain-stumping puzzles Google has asked in the past.<p>Not all of Google's …

Employment

The Product Manager’s Essential Reading List for 2016

Update: after phenomenal feedback on this post, I’ve posted another list of 14 additional books based on suggestions from friends, colleagues and …

The Definitive Guide to Natural Language Processing

<i>A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.</i> Alan Turing.<p>When I was a child, I …

Machine Learning

Why service design?

How often have you been stuck in an interminable queue on the phone while trying to speak to your bank or insurance company?<p>“Your call is important …

UX Design

Service Design

This paper was refereed by Weave's peer reviewers.<p>Abstract<p>This paper explores service design as a relevant method for service assessment and creation …

Design

Let’s talk about Product Management

I spent over a decade as a product manager at a number of different companies. One thing I realized was how little we talked about the job of product …

Product Management

40 (or so) Useful Links for Product Managers

This list is <b>far</b> from all-inclusive. I’ve left out entire categories and capabilities that are critical to being a great PM (e.g. measurement, …

Product Management

The Product Manager Is the Product Owner

Have you worked with a great product manager? If so, you know that she led the product with pride and was at the epicenter of every major product decision. She knew customers like family, was the go-to-source for everything product, and guided engineering and the rest of the non-technical team to …

Product Management

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …