D&T Issue 96

Modular Cognition & Designing for the Other 90%

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With the kind of world-changing events occurring in Ukraine come a set of political and financial shifts in paradigm, take for instance how Ukraine is receiving financial aid in the form of crypto (non withstanding its fair share of drawbacks.) Here’s a thought experiment to leave this topic off with, What does a crypto-native war bond even look like?

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The design industry is a very fast-paced world. As product development and innovation increase, so do people’s opinions and the way they interact with products. Its important to have an iterative process in place that is continually realigned based on user feedback and stats. Canvs Editorial looks at some popular Indian brands and why they’re dominating the markets.

Powerful tricks from computer science and cybernetics show how evolution ‘hacked’ its way to intelligence from the bottom up.

In 2018, an Uber autonomous vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian. In a WIRED exclusive, the human behind the wheel finally speaks about the aftermath of a self-driving tragedy.

While watching a fearful memory take shape in the brain of a living fish, neuroscientists see an unexpected level of rewiring occur in the synaptic connections.

Amanda Kleha from Figma, the cloud-based design tool, talks about the company, and the importance of design, particularly of digital experiences, and the nature of collaboration during the pandemic.

Taking insights from Google’s Visual Design Summit – an annual internal event for its entire creative staff – a look at how design is valued at one of the world’s best-known businesses.

Infection by SARS-CoV-2 causes a dizzying array of symptoms beyond the respiratory distress that is its most notable feature. These range from intestinal distress to blood clots to the loss of smell, and symptoms vary wildly from person to person.

A weeks-long investigation by The Caravan shows the Swedish company has used India’s lack of a comprehensive legal framework surrounding data protection to advance its business.

Leaders in design education are teaching a new generation how to think like sustainability innovators rather than designers.

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