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Issue #71 — 20 Apr '16

The untold story of Magic Leap, the world’s most secretive startup

A great article from Wired that looks inside the secret lab and explains the magical possibilities of Mixed Reality. “This shift from the creation, transmission, and consumption of information to the creation, transmission, and consumption of experience defines this new platform.” The Verge responded with their five burning questions.

Get real

Designing complex products

"It’s not always intuitive how to keep your head above water in a sea of features, users and stakeholders." Insights on managing the complexity of not just products, but people involved involved in the products.

Lead the way

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Welcome to the invisible revolution

In a nice piece of storytelling, Microsoft introduce their next wave of breakthrough tech.

IT’S ALL AROUND YOU

Building software is a team sport

“Building software is hard. It requires empathy, respect, tenacity, debate, talent, and a relentless focus on the people using your products.” Andy Hovey, Xero’s Head of Design, distills their guidelines for building great products.

THERE'S NO I IN TEAM

Why I love ugly, messy interfaces — and you probably do too

Sometimes the best solution might not be simple, beautiful or minimal, but that’s not a bad thing.

GET THE JOB DONE

In defense of the humble local maximum

Samuel Hulick explains the theory of the the local maximum, and argues that “You do not need to stop optimizing in order to start redesigning.”

MAX OUT

WHAT WE'VE BEEN WRITING

Easing into advanced animation

Easing is at that heart of creating smooth, fluid transitions. If you’re creating prototypes that go beyond a basic state change, it’s crucial to understand easing.

SINE FOR YOURSELF

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