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Issue #56 — 23 Dec '15
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Welcome to our final collection of goodies for the year. We'll be taking a few weeks off, but will leave you with a top notch reading list to tide you over until the new year. Enjoy!

Editor's picks

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Tech trends 2016

VR for health, AI toys for education, friendship as a service and more – Frog Design deliver some provocative predictions on how emerging and maturing technologies will shape our experiences.

LIKELY OR LONGSHOT?

16 mobile theses

Benedict Evans summarises his thoughts from the year on the mobile ecosystem, through to the internet of things and cars. A must read to understand the state and influence of mobile, 9 years on from when the iPhone kicked off the smartphone revolution.

MULLING OVER MOBILE

honorable mentions

It's time for notifications to get smart

The data for smarter notifications already exists, but we’re still interrupted by robot-like systems that frustrate and annoy. Intercom’s Alex Potrivaev lays out the ingredients for better notifications.

FIX UP, LOOK SMART

Putting a database in everyone’s pocket

Airtable’s new app onboarding experience combines a beautifully crafted interactive video with well-considered templates and tone of voice.

GET THE GUIDED TOUR

Aframe.io: Building blocks for the virtual reality web

In an effort to make VR more easily accessible, Mozilla has developed an open source framework for creating WebVR experiences with HTML. You'll want to view this on an iPhone if you can.

EXPLORE the EXAMPLES

Made by Atomic

Product Design Weekly Year in Review

In case you missed it, we gathered up our favourite articles and themes from the year to bring you this product design extravaganza. 

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