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Issue #61 — 10 Feb '16

A visual introduction to machine learning

A great primer to some of the fundamentals of machine learning, brilliantly explained and visualised by R2D3.

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The next big thing in design

IDEO has joined a creative collective called kyu. Tim Brown explains how it will help keep them at the forefront of design practice, and what that looks like – “Those are the edges of design and it’s where we feel a gravitational pull.”

LIVE ON THE EDGE

Make Me Pulse web experiments

Impressive interactive WebGL experiments from the folk at Make Me Pulse look at what can be done in the browser, just for fun.

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honorable mentions

Designers shouldn’t code. They should study business.

Joshua Taylor makes a case for designers honing their business skills, in order to better influence the companies that employ them – “We must first understand business in general. Then we will better understand where craft is important (and where it is excessive).”

READ ON MEDIUM

How to design native mobile apps

Useful pointers and resources, that go beyond visual or UI design, for anyone diving into designing a native app.

DESIGN LIKE A NATIVE

How designers worked in 2015

Avocode, a design to dev asset handover helper, present some stats on uploaded designs. As more tools move online, we’ll no doubt be seeing more of this, with deeper analysis.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Knowing the words is half the battle

A good reminder of how inclusive or exclusive our choice of language can be in this industry. "If you’re in the privileged position of being an expert at something, don’t forget what it felt like to be a beginner."

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