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Issue #53 — 02 Dec '15

TV, mobile and the living room

As Apple and Google make a play for the living room Benedict Evans examines the relationship between TV and the internet, and discovers that mobile has stolen the spotlight.

THE REVOLUTION WASN’T TELEVISED

What makes great product design?

At this year’s SPAN15 conference Braden Kowitz of led a panel of product design managers from Airbnb, Dropbox, Etsy and NPR who discuss how to build good design teams, speed vs quality and more.

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

The messaging phenomenon has hardly begun

Messaging is now 25% bigger than social media and not showing any signs of slowing down.

GET THE MESSAGE

A new era for Flash

Adobe have renamed Flash, ‘Animate’ and will be tailoring the tool specifically for animation, and increasing export options. Not to be confused with ‘Edge Animate’, which has recently been wound down.

The tool formerly known as flash

Infinite scrolling is a bad idea

Adam Silver provides some pretty convincing reasons as to why infinite scrolling is a bad idea. The real question is, if it’s so bad, why is it so popular? Making things easier for users isn’t always the best option.

READ ON MEDIUM

The new Google Material icons could use some work

The original Google Material icons were celebrated for their quality and consistency. Designer Lloyd raises some issues with recent additions that don’t match up.

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The Apple Watch feels like a stalled platform

6 months after launch the primary uses for the watch are the same as day one. Notifications and fitness. Where is the innovation?

THE CLOCK’S TICKING

NEW AT ATOMIC

We recently shipped an iOS Kit to get you moving faster, device previews in prototypes and support for San Francisco fonts. We’ve also collected a small showcase of prototypes created in Atomic. 

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