D&T Issue 84

Robots That Can Smell and Workout & Nike NFTs

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

Nike is taking a plunge deeper into the world of crypto collectibles, announcing that they’re acquiring the NFT studio RTFKT (pronounced “artifact”). The acquisition announcement comes at an opportune time for the studio; RTFKT is currently behind one of the most talked-about NFT project drops of the month — a sweeping avatar partnership with artist Takashi Murakami called CloneX.

With that out of the way, let’s get into the reads from this week.

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Designers need to be keen on creating useful designs that suit the context of how and where users are using them. In the article, Canvs Editorial elucidates why context is important and how to build contextually aware designs.

What Could A Digital Nose Mean In Practice?

The bizarre robots look like cobbled-together Tetris pieces. A new system “evolves” them to run, climb, and throw stuff better.

Micropedia is a sleek, intuitive resource on microaggressions, which are often subtle and hard to define. This new encyclopedia can help you avoid saying something offensive.

Researchers from the School of Business at George Washington University showed that relationship-focused leadership is a stronger predictor of virtual team performance than task-focused leadership, and explain best practices to encourage it.

By connecting China’s garment factories with Western Gen-Z customers, Shein ushered in a new era of “ultra-fast” shopping.

Researchers are hoping to “hear” dark matter particles using a super-cooled experiment in California.

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, arrived at the International Space Station this morning after soaring into outer space aboard a Russian-built Soyuz capsule, kicking off the first self-funded tourism mission to the International Space Station in a decade.

It’s competing directly with Canva, a template-builder for non-professionals.

Opening the doors to studio at Apple Park in Cupertino for the first time, it offers a deep dive into the working processes behind the latest creations.

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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