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The Metaverse will be a bridge between real and virtual world experiences. For this universe to be accepted well by the masses, there will be a ton of design and user experience resources thrown at the problem. Canvs Editorial takes a look at some these vital factors in the confluence of design and metaverse.
The report highlights that 97% of data leaders say their companies have suffered the consequences of ignoring data, either missing out on new revenue opportunities, poorly forecasting performance, or making bad investments.
Over the course of many months, they noticed that the side project was earning more revenue than their core business. So they decided to listen to their customers and pivot towards building an email marketing platform – Mailchimp.
Refugees help power machine learning advances at Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. Their nights are spent labeling footage of urban areas — house,” “shop,” “car” — labels that, in a grim twist of fate, map the streets where the labelers once lived.
DeSnake Escaped the Dark Web’s Biggest Bust. Now He’s Back. He tells how he walked away unscathed from the takedown of AlphaBay, why he has resurfaced now, and what his plans are for the resurrected, once-dominant online black market.
Designing for users around the globe is more than just being inclusive. The article explores how UX designers can improve their work by considering users of other cultures, languages, locations, and backgrounds.