I’ve consumed a tonne of content in the last year, the best of which have been lucky enough to end up in this list. Please feel free to add in the comments what videos and articles that you loved from 2017. Enjoy!
Algorithms, machine learning
The influence of algorithms This is a great playlist of 7 TED talks around algorithms. Be sure to watch Zeynep Tufekci’s hard hitting talk about our AI dystopia.
Colormind This site generates colour schemes, but the difference here is that it uses deep learning from art, pics etc.
Skeuomorphism — Leather on your iPhone (1:20) Great short video on how Skeuomorphism on the iPhone got users to learn how to use it.
Dropbox really screwed up its new design When Dropbox released it’s new design there was a significant backlash from the design community. From the 49 variations of the logo to the 259 fonts, you can see why many designers didn’t like the redesign, and this article really digs into what went wrong and doesn’t hold back.
The iPhone X’s real legacy: Making your face the interface Using the iPhone’s TrueDepth Camera developers have been able to create some interesting games that you control with your face. However, combined with other technologies that Apple had acquired, we could end up with more invasive and controlling devices.
The Grand Theory of Apple (8:24) This video explains why Apple does what it does. I don’t always agree with Apple, but I feel I have a better understanding of their overall strategy.
The Next User You Design For Won’t Be A Human Introduces the concept of ‘Centaur Design’ — essentially designing for humans and computers working together.
Beyond User Research: Louis Rosenfeld (1:06:35) Louis talks about uniting user research within organisations to lead to great insights.
http://oops.re/ 404 inspiration site
Fuck Dropdowns (46:50)
The Endless Battle Alan Cooper talks about The Endless Battle on user-centred versus design-entered design. He points out how prototype-and-test is being used as the only part of the software creation process that gets users feedback — and excludes doing proper user research and design up front.
Reactions: Not everything in life is Likeable — The journey of Facebook going from Likes to Reactions.
Uber Sign Language — Teaches American sign language.
Perspective Cards — Provides different perspectives to improve inclusion.
Design Is [Emotion] (57:56)
Ethics & the future
Elementary, My Dear Watson: AI Essentials and Ethics with Chris Noessel(Audio only 21:38)
UX Bear — informs you about design news.
That’s it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 This article is also available on Medium.