D&T Issue 64

The UX of Default Settings and the Design Behind Olympics

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Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

Remote work has been a concept for quite a while, but in the past year and a half, it has truly entered the collective lexicon of the world’s working force. Here’s a detailed report on the current state of affairs, and how they compare while looking back at the same concept retrospectively.

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

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The idea of creating a machine that can mimic human intelligence is a mainstay in the field of technology. We have already made the jump from “AI” being a movie from the early 2000s to something we take for granted as it sets our alarms for us on our iPhones.

Have you ever wondered how the world would be if the products you own or bought did not have any default settings in them? Please give it a thought and try to visualise it for a minute.

The company is intensifying formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States and shaping the future of religious experience.

For decades, VR has failed to live up to expectations. Yet somehow, it keeps receiving more chances and more resources.

Ahead of the company’s $1.3 billion IPO, restaurants are moving to other platforms with lower commissions that provide more access to customer data.

Super apps like Grab can afford to burn cash, but the restaurants they work with can’t.

It’s the perfect time to get an introduction to one of the quirkiest design studios in the world.

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games kicks off, Dezeen rounds up the most architecturally significant venues including buildings by Japanese architects Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki.

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday filed an appeal with India’s top court against a state court’s order that allowed an antitrust probe against the U.S. firm and Walmart’s Flipkart to continue, according to source and court listings.

AlphaFold neural network produced a ‘totally transformative’ database of more than 350,000 structures from Homo sapiens and 20 model organisms.

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