D&T Issue 46

Introducing Access, Substack’s Scam and Governance Against Dark Patterns

Hi there!
Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. International Women’s Day may have passed us by but it’s never too late to admire the legendary women designers who have defined the domain for decades, if not centuries to come.

One of the women on the list, Susan Kare is a designer that the Canvs team is particularly fond of, here’s an article we wrote about her not too long ago.

We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in.

Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should be good to go.

After a lot of research and testing, we came up with Access, a fundamentally unique way to bring quality design to startups without the challenge of costs. We have received some good feedback. Have a look!

Now, jumping to our weekly D&T.

From Our own Canvs Editorial: The search continues for more psychological rudiments to keep in mind while designing your products.

A look into how children’s apps and games are inundating their users with advertisements with the users (children) being none the wiser.

California this week announced that it is banning the use of dark patterns that stop users from opting out of the sale of their personal data.

Google tried appropriating a classic chinese board game to enter the Chinese market, but the Chinese government had other plans.

Donald Trump is “holding high-powered meetings” to start his own social network in the next two to three months however, some say it could be sued out of existence right out of the gate.

Substack is a tool for publishing email newsletters like this one. The idea is that anyone can start a newsletter, using Substack’s (very nice) interface, and users have the option to charge subscribers.

The fast-food chain last week issued a series of four different collectible GIF depictions of tacos in different art styles, each in a collection of five, all of which have been sold to the tune of $18,000.

Sixteen years ago, when Bruce Sterling wrote the book, Shaping Things, he envisioned a future in which objects are as much a part of a connected, unseen system as they are a part of the visible, tangible world.

The single most important thing for avoiding a climate disaster is cutting carbon pollution from the current 51 billion tons per year to zero, says philanthropist and technologist Bill Gates.

In December, Discord raised $100 million at a $7 billion valuation, so the $10 billion price tag is not too surprising.

Wikipedia is over 20 years old and despite the company’s massive influence, they still operate as a not for profit entity primarily relying on donations.

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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