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Issue #58 — 20 Jan '16

The baseline journey

Adaptive Path suggest the notion of a ‘baseline journey’: Define a product baseline, then layer on features that appeal to edge cases.

TAKE THE JOURNEY

Digital materiality of Gifs

Sha explores the glorious, limited nature of gifs and suggests that its limitations forced artists to get creative and ultimately shaped the format.

GIF IT A REST

Talking about tumblrs interface

Speaking of gifs, Tumblr get meta and talk about the graphic style and illustrative language they use in the gifs they create to introduce features.

STEP RIGHT UP

Your onboarding has a shelf life

Intercom discuss how their onboarding has changed based on what they’ve learned over the years and provide a framework for evaluating your own onboarding and deciding between optimising and redesigning.

RIGHT THIS WAY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Dissecting motion design with the 7 ‘W’s’

A framework that helps dissect and discuss animation in a structured manner.

LET’S TALK TRANSITIONS

Werner Herzog talks VR

Esteemed filmmaker Werner Herzog mulls over the rise of VR. “I am convinced that this is not going to be an extension of cinema or 3-D cinema or video games. It is something new, different, and not experienced yet,”

TAKE A LOOK

Design at pivotal labs

Spend a morning in the San Francisco office of Pivotal Labs, who pair designers with developers or another designer every day they’re working on a project.

STEP THIS WAY

How Peach onboards new users

Peach, the latest social network gets the UserOnboard tear-down.
Lets hope they’ve put as much effort into user retention.

ELLO, IT’S ME

HOSTED BY ATOMIC

Atomic drinks

In San Francisco later this week? A few of us are making the trip over and would love to say hi! We’ll be hosting an event this Friday – get in touch with Femke to RSVP.

GET IN TOUCH

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