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Issue #70 — 13 Apr '16

Bloomberg Businessweek: The Design Issue 2016

Bloomberg’s controversial design continues to ruffle feathers. The wacky new Design Issue features some hard-to-read but interesting profiles on 25 thinkers and problem solvers you might not have heard of.

ENTER THE CHAOS

Design doesn’t deserve a seat at the table

Jon Schlossberg offers a counterpoint to design’s crusade to secure a seat at the table. Thoughtful words on the business of startups, design and creating value.

PULL UP A CHAIR

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Cream

Words of advice from product designer Jacky Lee about staying curious, overcoming the fear and just starting.

MAKE SOMETHING

Young adults/millennials as web users

While there are no big surprises here, this research of the digital habits of 18–25 year olds confirms they have more confidence, are more error prone, and have greater expectations.

THE FULL RESULTS

Unicorns don’t exist. Generalists do.

Intercom’s director of product design weighs up design generalists vs specialists, and how to curate the right mix of skills in your design team.

GENERALLY GOOD ADVICE

Object-Oriented UX

A compelling write up from Sophia Voychehovski on the beauty and benefits of a systematic approach. "Mobile first, content first, and objects first."

Orientate yourself

What we've been writing

Every prototype is a test

The most basic job of a prototype is to present an idea or solution in a way that lets us test it before we commit to it. Testing prototypes is table stakes. It sounds obvious, but can be surprisingly easy to forget.

FIND YOUR BEST IDEAS

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