Our industry is special and I’m proud to be a part of shaping it in a small way, however there’s a lot of work for us to do to make it better and more inclusive – especially for those trying to crack into it. Some of us will have the fortune of landing incredible jobs from the start while others will not have access to these opportunities. This inconsistency can make it a deeply daunting step to take and result in varying degrees of satisfaction. …

I’m one of those people that reads into the minutiae of feature updates. I read app-update notes and keep a keen eye on a variety of different blogs covering the same topics in tech. The ways in which product teams iterate on their products based on (ideally) user needs behaviours fascinates me. An OS update is usually quite exciting for this reason. I remember watching WWDC with my friends at ustwo earlier this year. We were thrilled to finally witness the unveiling of Monument Valley 2 to the world and excited to find out if there would be any significant…

A brief recap. This week, Apple announced that the brand new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be proudly arriving sans 3.5mm headphone jack. It may not be the biggest surprise to all, but it’s the source of frustration to some. What I find fascinating about the announcement is the public reaction. It’s truly exciting that we live in a time where something as specific as a headphone port on a phone is able to provoke such impassioned reactions; it shows how integrated smartphones are in our lives. …

I’ve been incredibly lucky. Growing up, my friends and family have generally been emotionally open and willing to talk. I’ve matured in an environment in which I’ve been comfortable sharing and discussing the majority of my feelings. Early on, I was taught the importance of mental well-being in myself and others. I often need to remind myself not to take this experience for granted — even at my place of work; at ustwo we’re empowered to be vocal about how we feel and are offered ample support in both personal and professional endeavours. …

Last week Kanye revealed that he had made further updates to his most recent album, The Life of Pablo. Nothing too dramatic as of yet, but tweaks to the lyrics, production, and track arrangements. Only a short while previously he had also announced that his audience would no longer see any physical releases of his upcoming music, stating that “The Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs R.I.P”. True to this, TLOP was released exclusively on Tidal — a music streaming service which sells itself on its lossless audio streaming capabilities. …

Dem Gerolemou

UI Designer @DeepMind, working on the future of healthcare. Interested in solving long term problems by focusing on short term impact. Health, energy, space.

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