Things I found on the web this week (15th March)
This week: why do Google, Airbnb & Pinterest have such similar logos? Lots of robots and AI stuff, ‘cheat codes’ for designing user interfaces, how to make the really hard decisions for your startup.
Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.
// AI THINGS
“In the past, much power and responsibility over life and death was concentrated in the hands of doctors. Now, this ethical burden is increasingly shared by the builders of AI software.”
“If we’re spending more time interacting with robots than with humans, should we take the time to apply design thinking in order to give these interfaces a more human touch?”
“Robots are increasingly cropping up in public spaces. The design studio Ammunition reveals how it devised an automated barista to look friendly–but not too friendly.”
// PROTOTYPING THINGS
“Falling in love with your own ideas can bias decision-making. When focusing on solving the customer’s problem collectively, you’re more willing to drop your own ideas in favour of those best suited to solve the problem.”
// STARTUP THINGS
“Check out the four things you need to remember when making those crucial business decisions.”
// DESIGN THINGS
“Pricing pages are at the intersection of design, sales, and content.”
“A look into what happens when we design beyond a screen”.
This designer shares “a list of things I’ve learned from different designers, things I’ve learned in designing user interfaces, and new discoveries I found along the way”.
Thoughts behind why these big players have “gradually shifted their branding from idiosyncratic typefaces to remarkably similar sans-serif fonts.”
Compiled with ❤️ in Qatar
Every week I read stuff on the web that I think would help Qatar-based tech startups design and build brilliant products. I save up all the interesting things and publish them here, and send them out via tinyletter.com/jennyellenbrown