January 2019 #DesignInTech Briefing
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From the January #DesignInTech Briefing
Four Things That I’m Thinking About Design In Tech
* There is a new tool for effortless product x dev x design collaboration born every week that will solve everything. Not.
* Scaling design at the speed of Moore’s Law is not possible. Scaling design IS possible at a slower-than-desirable velocity.
* Inclusive design has achieved broad acceptance among designers as important, but for non-designers it can be a harder sell.
* Although there is palpable fear with respect to AI’s impact, there’s also some creative curiosity out there.
Three Things I’ve Noticed In The Last 30 Days
* Given how an app like TikTok can succeed outside of China, I wonder how many more popular apps will be proudly Designed in China?
* Boomers, Gen X-ers, Gen Y-ers, and Gen Z-ers all question the value of social media platforms while we watch TV (aka YouTube or Netflix).
* Software is reclaiming its “craft” heritage roots in response to our weakening trust of the big cloud services. Organic, locally-sourced apps anyone?
Two Unsolicited Non-Tech Products That I ❤
* Conus textile shells are both beautiful and affordable, and resemble Wolfram’s Rule 30.
* Little Eyes by Katsumi Komagata is a die-cut picture book for children under 3-months.
One Special Link
* https://designintech.typeform.com/to/Qnh5AA is the new 2019 #DesignInTech Contributor Survey
One Final Point
* Getting techies to learn from non-techies is surprisingly difficult because they don’t live in the same places — which is a sign of a deeper problem.