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.
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.
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.
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.