D&T Issue 78

Design Misunderstandings and Powerpoint in the Metaverse

Hi there!
Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

With the ‘Facebook papers’ having been leaked not one month ago, a lot of people have weighed in on the implications of their platforms on young people’s minds. One point that particularly pokes through is the sheer lack of moral authority on behalf on Facebook when it comes to how they dish out their content to young viewers. Read some poignant takes on this subject by Nobel prize-winning journalist, Maria Ressa.

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

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With a lot of beneficial information and insight available online for product design, there’s always room for myths to grow. Canvs Editorial makes an attempt at debunking some of the popular myths surrounding the field.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at his company’s Connect event that its new name will be Meta.He said the name Facebook doesn’t fully encompass everything the company does now, and is still closely linked to one product.

Facial recognition software has been fraught with controversy, as concerns mount about its accuracy and underlying racial bias.

If you’re worried the metaverse will be all fun and games, fear not: Microsoft Corp. is taking its own stab at the idea, and it will have PowerPoint and Excel.

Autonomous vehicles are pitched as the solution to all our transit woes, leading to disinvestment in public transit that’s safer, cheaper, and more sustainable.

To ensure micro-mobility maintains its upwards trajectory, good product, UX and UI design need underpin the experience. Additionally, services and platforms supporting these vehicles need to be fine-tuned.

Inspired by American tech firms, last year, Indian IT companies discussed a “hybrid model” for employees. Now, it seems, many of those plans have gone out the window.

The cryptocurrency was created ostensibly as a token for an online game inspired by the survival drama Squid Game, in which heavily indebted adults participate in a deadly tournament of children’s games to win money.

As Microsoft scales back the Chinese version of LinkedIn, developers worry the code repository could be next.

A curated list of 30 early-stage startups set up after 2018 that are disrupting the way businesses used to operate in B2B, blockchain, fintech and allied segments.

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. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe to it here

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