D&T Issue 38

Behind the redesign of Google Search, A subreddit toppling hedge funds, Bumble’s IPO and the State of Design 2021

Hi there!

Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you’re up to it, Elon Musk is offering up $100 million for creating the best carbon-capture technology.

We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s gets right into it.

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From our Canvs Editorial Team: Bjarke Ingels, a towering personality in architecture (and design as a whole) has had a knack for breaking trends in a domain where subversion is akin to blasphemy.

A Google insider takes us through the redesign of Google’s new mobile search. The redesign focuses on results, not frills.

Hell hath no fury as a subreddit scorned. Specifically, r/wallstreetbets propelled the share price of Gamestop upwards, a company that was being heavily shorted by institutional investors. To a lot, this looked like retribution, to some it looked like a company seeing (potentially short-lived) hope from its long-standing customers through the years instead of despair from hedge funds. It all started with entrepreneur Ryan Cohen.

The state of Design in 2021, based on various opinions by experts. The seriousness of product Design as a discipline, design’s accountability towards business, cutting the clutter, and the next big thing in Design.

A beautiful ensemble of masterful illustrations carrying the weight of a civilization going through unprecedented pain.

The company’s star ethics researcher highlighted the risks of large language models, which are key to Google’s business. Also, here’s a scathing Twitter thread again from Karen Hao’s article on the ethical problems with the growing dominance of Big Tech on everything new.

The women first dating app filed paperwork on Friday for an initial public offering. Here’s also a profile on Whitney Wolfe Herd the inspiring 31 y.o. CEO of Bumble.

What does a good design org actually look like? Designer extraordinaire Matthew Strom gives his two cents on how good design works only if it self-aware of the service it provides to its customers.

A beautiful ensemble of masterful illustrations carrying the weight of a civilization going through unprecedented pain.

Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content, and hosting websites with completely decentralized authority, reminiscent of the Mastodon model.

The mission, dubbed Transporter-1, carried 10 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink internet network, and more than 130 satellites for a variety of customers including Planet, which operates a constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, and ICEYE, which develops small radar satellites for monitoring ice and tracking floods.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday.

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