D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart Hi there! A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor.…

D&T Issue 88

Design’s AI Era and The OG Zuck(erman)’s Metaverse Hi there! Did you know another Zuck(erman) made a metaverse nearly three decades ago and absolutely despised it. A possible lesson for all those hyper excited about this ever-so-hyped augmented future. Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should…

D&T Issue 87

How to Develop a Cryptocurrency and 10 questions for 2022 Hi there! With Omicron variant picking up speed, while most companies seem to be worried about market caps and valuations, Apple clearly isn’t. Earlier this week, it became the first U.S. company to reach $3 trillion market cap. Note: For any articles behind the paywall,…

D&T Issue 86

Trapping Carbon, Capturing Lightning and the Year that was 2021 Hi there! From all of us here at Canvs, wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2022. As we reach the year end issue of D&T Weekly, I’m thankful for you sticking around with us these past 86 weeks. On the note…

D&T Issue 85

Your Face Could Be On Rent and Plain vs Simple Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A simple question, can the CEO of the business that runs WordPress.com save the internet? Protocol’s David Pierce tries to find out a thing or two about about Matt Mullenweg, his work as CEO of…

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…

D&T Issue 83

Spotify Unwrapped, Theranos Wrapped and the Cash App Case Study Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If the pandemic wasnt already upsetting enough, it turns out brands took advantage of the pandemic to push their products in a way that was highly disingenuous, according to this new research. With that out…

D&T Issue 82

The Science of Mind Reading, Getting Better NPS and the State of UX’22 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former C.E.O. made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive, and Parag Agrawal, 37, was named Twitter’s new leader. Mr. Agrawal, the chief technology…

D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck) Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about…

D&T Issue 80

Investing in Humans, Understanding Tiger Global and The Multiverse Rot Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. There seems to be an ambitions new player in the ring, and they’re trying to take in the mammoth that is google search. Founded in 2020, You.com leverages natural language processing (NLP) — a form…

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D&T Issue 79

An algorithm that lost $500m and Tech in Mexico Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you somehow think NFTs were still a niche talking point, then Kamal Hassan becoming an NFT in the ‘Metaverse’ might just change that view. We’ve said this once before and we’ll say it again, peculiar…

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…

D&T Issue 77

Eye Scan Crypto, Gamified Gig Work and A New Era of Web Design Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image…

D&T Issue 76

Offboarding With Grace, Working-Class Indian Creators and The Rashomon Effect Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image in the face…

D&T Issue 75

The Global Gig Worker and Writing Software with Style Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. William Shatner sure seems to as he prepares for Blue Origin Launch to the Edge of Space today. The Star Trek actor will boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before. Catch all the live updates here. We’ve got some good…

D&T Issue 74

Istanbul’s Mobile Game and Design’s Dirty Secrets Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. It may have seemed like merely a couple of hours to you, but the Facebook shutdown on Monday had a global impact on small businesses worldwide. We suppose these are the holes of a profoundly monopolised system finally…

D&T Issue 73

Metaverse Design and the ($14tn) Shipping Container Shortage Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As Freshworks made a splash with its IPO, Indian online gaming startups received a big setback. Read all about how Karnataka has proposed a ban on online gaming platforms in the state is expected to impact a…

D&T Issue 72

The Talented Mr Thiel and Your Path to Becoming a Bangalore Tech Bro Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Amazon seems to be in a tough spot knowing that their lawyers potentially bribing government officials in India for a variety of reasons. Besides Amazon investigating the problem, so are the folks…

D&T Issue 71

Syrian Archives and the Voyage of Satoshi Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are adequate.…

D&T Issue 70

A Designer-less Future, Living Forever & the Metaverse Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are…

D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart Hi there! A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor.…

D&T Issue 88

Design’s AI Era and The OG Zuck(erman)’s Metaverse Hi there! Did you know another Zuck(erman) made a metaverse nearly three decades ago and absolutely despised it. A possible lesson for all those hyper excited about this ever-so-hyped augmented future. Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should…

D&T Issue 87

How to Develop a Cryptocurrency and 10 questions for 2022 Hi there! With Omicron variant picking up speed, while most companies seem to be worried about market caps and valuations, Apple clearly isn’t. Earlier this week, it became the first U.S. company to reach $3 trillion market cap. Note: For any articles behind the paywall,…

D&T Issue 86

Trapping Carbon, Capturing Lightning and the Year that was 2021 Hi there! From all of us here at Canvs, wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2022. As we reach the year end issue of D&T Weekly, I’m thankful for you sticking around with us these past 86 weeks. On the note…

D&T Issue 85

Your Face Could Be On Rent and Plain vs Simple Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A simple question, can the CEO of the business that runs WordPress.com save the internet? Protocol’s David Pierce tries to find out a thing or two about about Matt Mullenweg, his work as CEO of…

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…

D&T Issue 83

Spotify Unwrapped, Theranos Wrapped and the Cash App Case Study Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If the pandemic wasnt already upsetting enough, it turns out brands took advantage of the pandemic to push their products in a way that was highly disingenuous, according to this new research. With that out…

D&T Issue 82

The Science of Mind Reading, Getting Better NPS and the State of UX’22 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former C.E.O. made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive, and Parag Agrawal, 37, was named Twitter’s new leader. Mr. Agrawal, the chief technology…

D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck) Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about…

D&T Issue 80

Investing in Humans, Understanding Tiger Global and The Multiverse Rot Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. There seems to be an ambitions new player in the ring, and they’re trying to take in the mammoth that is google search. Founded in 2020, You.com leverages natural language processing (NLP) — a form…

D&T Issue 79

An algorithm that lost $500m and Tech in Mexico Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you somehow think NFTs were still a niche talking point, then Kamal Hassan becoming an NFT in the ‘Metaverse’ might just change that view. We’ve said this once before and we’ll say it again, peculiar…

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…

D&T Issue 77

Eye Scan Crypto, Gamified Gig Work and A New Era of Web Design Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image…

D&T Issue 76

Offboarding With Grace, Working-Class Indian Creators and The Rashomon Effect Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image in the face…

D&T Issue 75

The Global Gig Worker and Writing Software with Style Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. William Shatner sure seems to as he prepares for Blue Origin Launch to the Edge of Space today. The Star Trek actor will boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before. Catch all the live updates here. We’ve got some good…

D&T Issue 74

Istanbul’s Mobile Game and Design’s Dirty Secrets Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. It may have seemed like merely a couple of hours to you, but the Facebook shutdown on Monday had a global impact on small businesses worldwide. We suppose these are the holes of a profoundly monopolised system finally…

D&T Issue 73

Metaverse Design and the ($14tn) Shipping Container Shortage Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As Freshworks made a splash with its IPO, Indian online gaming startups received a big setback. Read all about how Karnataka has proposed a ban on online gaming platforms in the state is expected to impact a…

D&T Issue 72

The Talented Mr Thiel and Your Path to Becoming a Bangalore Tech Bro Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Amazon seems to be in a tough spot knowing that their lawyers potentially bribing government officials in India for a variety of reasons. Besides Amazon investigating the problem, so are the folks…

D&T Issue 71

Syrian Archives and the Voyage of Satoshi Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are adequate.…

D&T Issue 70

A Designer-less Future, Living Forever & the Metaverse Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are…

D&T Issue 69

Byju’s Toxic Growth, UPI Credit & Why Hyperlinks Are Blue Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Turns out the past 18 months of us looking at ourselves through video calls has had potentially irreversible effects on our self-image. Aptly coined ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ is a thing and it’s here to stay -…

D&T Issue 68

Apple’s Double Agent, Living upto 200 yrs and the Designer Steve Jobs Couldn’t Hire Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The team here at Canvs are die-hard fans of the movie series ‘The Matrix’ so it came to us as exceptionally good news that ‘The Matrix 4’ was announced at an…

D&T Issue 67

A $600 mn Heist, Twitter’s Nauseating Redesign & Bangalore’s First IT firm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The world is getting more unreal by the day, countries fall to tyrannical forces as their people fall from the sky, space cowboys suing the ultimate institution in space. That aside, let’s try…

D&T Issue 66

Space billboards, the Olympic UX Nightmare, OpenAI’s Codex, and the Pixar Story Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If your current feed isn’t providing you with the shock that you need, then we’ve got you covered. Turns out, it is a supposed ‘code-red for humanity’ according to a landmark UN report,…

D&T Issue 65

Time Crystals, Design Led Healthcare and a Gigantic Fintech Buyout Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A few months ago (in D&T Issue 36) we spoke to you about Tesla and their big factory in India. However, a spanner seems to have been thrown into the works as India rules out…

D&T Issue 64

The UX of Default Settings and the Design Behind Olympics Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Remote work has been a concept for quite a while, but in the past year and a half, it has truly entered the collective lexicon of the world’s working force. Here’s a detailed report on…

D&T Issue 63

Pegasus, Windows 365 and a Fraud on the Farm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Yesterday, Jeff Bezos, with a few others alongside, took a ride to space in his hilariously suggestive rocket ship. This wasn’t however received without its fair share of blazing criticism, to whom even Jeff declared were,…

D&T Issue 62

Google’s ultracheap future, billionaires in space and UPI in Bhutan Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Donald Trump once said, “Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that’s good” And that seems to be ever prevalent the further in time we move in time with Sir Richard Branson flying to space…

D&T Issue 61

Manufacturing Addiction and The Most Important Company You Haven’t Heard Of Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. An interesting new development has broken through in the open-source space with ‘ONDC’ or ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’. The platform is being built as a bid to curb monopolies in the e-commerce space…

D&T Issue 60

Solving Reimann’s Hypothesis, Fitt’s Law and the Fall of Juul Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As it happens, Researchers have finally seen how some smell receptors bind to odour molecules, and the evidence was right beneath our noses! With that horrible pun set aside, we’ve got some good reads for…

D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart Hi there! A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor.…

D&T Issue 88

Design’s AI Era and The OG Zuck(erman)’s Metaverse Hi there! Did you know another Zuck(erman) made a metaverse nearly three decades ago and absolutely despised it. A possible lesson for all those hyper excited about this ever-so-hyped augmented future. Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should…

D&T Issue 87

How to Develop a Cryptocurrency and 10 questions for 2022 Hi there! With Omicron variant picking up speed, while most companies seem to be worried about market caps and valuations, Apple clearly isn’t. Earlier this week, it became the first U.S. company to reach $3 trillion market cap. Note: For any articles behind the paywall,…

D&T Issue 86

Trapping Carbon, Capturing Lightning and the Year that was 2021 Hi there! From all of us here at Canvs, wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2022. As we reach the year end issue of D&T Weekly, I’m thankful for you sticking around with us these past 86 weeks. On the note…

D&T Issue 85

Your Face Could Be On Rent and Plain vs Simple Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A simple question, can the CEO of the business that runs WordPress.com save the internet? Protocol’s David Pierce tries to find out a thing or two about about Matt Mullenweg, his work as CEO of…

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…

D&T Issue 83

Spotify Unwrapped, Theranos Wrapped and the Cash App Case Study Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If the pandemic wasnt already upsetting enough, it turns out brands took advantage of the pandemic to push their products in a way that was highly disingenuous, according to this new research. With that out…

D&T Issue 82

The Science of Mind Reading, Getting Better NPS and the State of UX’22 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former C.E.O. made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive, and Parag Agrawal, 37, was named Twitter’s new leader. Mr. Agrawal, the chief technology…

D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck) Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about…

D&T Issue 80

Investing in Humans, Understanding Tiger Global and The Multiverse Rot Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. There seems to be an ambitions new player in the ring, and they’re trying to take in the mammoth that is google search. Founded in 2020, You.com leverages natural language processing (NLP) — a form…

D&T Issue 79

An algorithm that lost $500m and Tech in Mexico Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you somehow think NFTs were still a niche talking point, then Kamal Hassan becoming an NFT in the ‘Metaverse’ might just change that view. We’ve said this once before and we’ll say it again, peculiar…

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…

D&T Issue 77

Eye Scan Crypto, Gamified Gig Work and A New Era of Web Design Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image…

D&T Issue 76

Offboarding With Grace, Working-Class Indian Creators and The Rashomon Effect Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image in the face…

D&T Issue 75

The Global Gig Worker and Writing Software with Style Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. William Shatner sure seems to as he prepares for Blue Origin Launch to the Edge of Space today. The Star Trek actor will boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before. Catch all the live updates here. We’ve got some good…

D&T Issue 74

Istanbul’s Mobile Game and Design’s Dirty Secrets Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. It may have seemed like merely a couple of hours to you, but the Facebook shutdown on Monday had a global impact on small businesses worldwide. We suppose these are the holes of a profoundly monopolised system finally…

D&T Issue 73

Metaverse Design and the ($14tn) Shipping Container Shortage Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As Freshworks made a splash with its IPO, Indian online gaming startups received a big setback. Read all about how Karnataka has proposed a ban on online gaming platforms in the state is expected to impact a…

D&T Issue 72

The Talented Mr Thiel and Your Path to Becoming a Bangalore Tech Bro Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Amazon seems to be in a tough spot knowing that their lawyers potentially bribing government officials in India for a variety of reasons. Besides Amazon investigating the problem, so are the folks…

D&T Issue 71

Syrian Archives and the Voyage of Satoshi Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are adequate.…

D&T Issue 70

A Designer-less Future, Living Forever & the Metaverse Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are…

D&T Issue 69

Byju’s Toxic Growth, UPI Credit & Why Hyperlinks Are Blue Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Turns out the past 18 months of us looking at ourselves through video calls has had potentially irreversible effects on our self-image. Aptly coined ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ is a thing and it’s here to stay -…

D&T Issue 68

Apple’s Double Agent, Living upto 200 yrs and the Designer Steve Jobs Couldn’t Hire Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The team here at Canvs are die-hard fans of the movie series ‘The Matrix’ so it came to us as exceptionally good news that ‘The Matrix 4’ was announced at an…

D&T Issue 67

A $600 mn Heist, Twitter’s Nauseating Redesign & Bangalore’s First IT firm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The world is getting more unreal by the day, countries fall to tyrannical forces as their people fall from the sky, space cowboys suing the ultimate institution in space. That aside, let’s try…

D&T Issue 66

Space billboards, the Olympic UX Nightmare, OpenAI’s Codex, and the Pixar Story Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If your current feed isn’t providing you with the shock that you need, then we’ve got you covered. Turns out, it is a supposed ‘code-red for humanity’ according to a landmark UN report,…

D&T Issue 65

Time Crystals, Design Led Healthcare and a Gigantic Fintech Buyout Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A few months ago (in D&T Issue 36) we spoke to you about Tesla and their big factory in India. However, a spanner seems to have been thrown into the works as India rules out…

D&T Issue 64

The UX of Default Settings and the Design Behind Olympics Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Remote work has been a concept for quite a while, but in the past year and a half, it has truly entered the collective lexicon of the world’s working force. Here’s a detailed report on…

D&T Issue 63

Pegasus, Windows 365 and a Fraud on the Farm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Yesterday, Jeff Bezos, with a few others alongside, took a ride to space in his hilariously suggestive rocket ship. This wasn’t however received without its fair share of blazing criticism, to whom even Jeff declared were,…

D&T Issue 62

Google’s ultracheap future, billionaires in space and UPI in Bhutan Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Donald Trump once said, “Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that’s good” And that seems to be ever prevalent the further in time we move in time with Sir Richard Branson flying to space…

D&T Issue 61

Manufacturing Addiction and The Most Important Company You Haven’t Heard Of Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. An interesting new development has broken through in the open-source space with ‘ONDC’ or ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’. The platform is being built as a bid to curb monopolies in the e-commerce space…

D&T Issue 60

Solving Reimann’s Hypothesis, Fitt’s Law and the Fall of Juul Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As it happens, Researchers have finally seen how some smell receptors bind to odour molecules, and the evidence was right beneath our noses! With that horrible pun set aside, we’ve got some good reads for…

D&T Issue 59

Tesla’s Demise, Doughnut Skyscrapers and TikTok’s Colossal Competitor Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before we get started, here’s a healthy reminder that people are better than robots. On another note, here’s a breakdown of how compliant the social media giants currently are in the face of the new IT rules…

D&T Issue 58

Designs That Suck, FBI’s Clandestine Criminal Network & NASA’s Megarocket Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Turns out, last week’s intro line needs a correction considering how BYJU’S surpassed Paytm to be India’s most valuable startup in the past week. The world moves fast, I suppose. We’ve got some great reads…

D&T Issue 57

Robots in Ghost Kitchens, an $80m Post Stealth Series A and Humanity’s Hate of Loss Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. This week and quite frankly the last few months have been massive for the Indian startup space, particularly for one of India’s OG (and highest valued) startup, Paytm, seeing an…

D&T Issue 56

Apple Design Awards, The Rule of Three and The Dangerous World of Language AI Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If things weren’t getting expensive enough, it turns out there’s an inevitable price hike that you will face with Ubers and other shared car services. Let’s hope your biking skills are…

D&T Issue 55

Design Systems, Bringing AI to Life & Bidding Adieu to Internet Explorer Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Life in the past year and more has been quite topsy-turvy and to make things feel even more off-kilter, WhatsApp is suing the Indian government over mandates that Whatsapp says are,“fundamentally undermining the…

D&T Issue 54

Google I/O 2021, Hackers for Vaccines and Biotech’s Hunt for Blood Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The Chinese space agency definitely seems to be having one, after their Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars becoming the only other agency after NASA to have achieved the feat. We’ve got some great…

D&T Issue 53

A Visionary in Light, Psychedelic Medicine and the Global Chip Crisis Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before we get into the more serious reads in the newsletter, here are eight outlandish items that have been jumping on the NFT bandwagon, strange times we live in. We’ve got some great reads for…

D&T Issue 52

One year of D&T! A long list of reads that almost made it Hi there! Hope you’re having a good (and safe) week. We’ve been in better spirits because as of today, D&T turns 1! It’s been a long journey since when we started writing personally handwriting emails for a small group of 5-10 of…

D&T Issue 51

Covid Resources, GenZ Women as VCs and Doomscrolling Hi there! We hope you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe in these difficult times. Considering the disarray from this past fortnight, we thought it appropriate to share some useful resources, along with links where you can help out through volunteering or donation.…

D&T Issue 50

The Threat of Bitcoin Mining, Adding Time to Google Maps and the Broken Future of Work Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before getting into some interesting reads, just sharing a little gift, it’s a digital synthesiser that you can play with and hopefully beat some lockdown blues with. We’ve got…

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D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart Hi there! A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor.…

D&T Issue 88

Design’s AI Era and The OG Zuck(erman)’s Metaverse Hi there! Did you know another Zuck(erman) made a metaverse nearly three decades ago and absolutely despised it. A possible lesson for all those hyper excited about this ever-so-hyped augmented future. Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should…

D&T Issue 87

How to Develop a Cryptocurrency and 10 questions for 2022 Hi there! With Omicron variant picking up speed, while most companies seem to be worried about market caps and valuations, Apple clearly isn’t. Earlier this week, it became the first U.S. company to reach $3 trillion market cap. Note: For any articles behind the paywall,…

D&T Issue 86

Trapping Carbon, Capturing Lightning and the Year that was 2021 Hi there! From all of us here at Canvs, wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2022. As we reach the year end issue of D&T Weekly, I’m thankful for you sticking around with us these past 86 weeks. On the note…

D&T Issue 85

Your Face Could Be On Rent and Plain vs Simple Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A simple question, can the CEO of the business that runs WordPress.com save the internet? Protocol’s David Pierce tries to find out a thing or two about about Matt Mullenweg, his work as CEO of…

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…

D&T Issue 83

Spotify Unwrapped, Theranos Wrapped and the Cash App Case Study Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If the pandemic wasnt already upsetting enough, it turns out brands took advantage of the pandemic to push their products in a way that was highly disingenuous, according to this new research. With that out…

D&T Issue 82

The Science of Mind Reading, Getting Better NPS and the State of UX’22 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former C.E.O. made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive, and Parag Agrawal, 37, was named Twitter’s new leader. Mr. Agrawal, the chief technology…

D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck) Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about…

D&T Issue 80

Investing in Humans, Understanding Tiger Global and The Multiverse Rot Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. There seems to be an ambitions new player in the ring, and they’re trying to take in the mammoth that is google search. Founded in 2020, You.com leverages natural language processing (NLP) — a form…

D&T Issue 79

An algorithm that lost $500m and Tech in Mexico Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you somehow think NFTs were still a niche talking point, then Kamal Hassan becoming an NFT in the ‘Metaverse’ might just change that view. We’ve said this once before and we’ll say it again, peculiar…

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…

D&T Issue 77

Eye Scan Crypto, Gamified Gig Work and A New Era of Web Design Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image…

D&T Issue 76

Offboarding With Grace, Working-Class Indian Creators and The Rashomon Effect Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know Facebook is planning to rebrand with a whole new name for the social media platform being announced next week? Looks like they might be trying to revamp their image in the face…

D&T Issue 75

The Global Gig Worker and Writing Software with Style Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. William Shatner sure seems to as he prepares for Blue Origin Launch to the Edge of Space today. The Star Trek actor will boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before. Catch all the live updates here. We’ve got some good…

D&T Issue 74

Istanbul’s Mobile Game and Design’s Dirty Secrets Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. It may have seemed like merely a couple of hours to you, but the Facebook shutdown on Monday had a global impact on small businesses worldwide. We suppose these are the holes of a profoundly monopolised system finally…

D&T Issue 73

Metaverse Design and the ($14tn) Shipping Container Shortage Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As Freshworks made a splash with its IPO, Indian online gaming startups received a big setback. Read all about how Karnataka has proposed a ban on online gaming platforms in the state is expected to impact a…

D&T Issue 72

The Talented Mr Thiel and Your Path to Becoming a Bangalore Tech Bro Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Amazon seems to be in a tough spot knowing that their lawyers potentially bribing government officials in India for a variety of reasons. Besides Amazon investigating the problem, so are the folks…

D&T Issue 71

Syrian Archives and the Voyage of Satoshi Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are adequate.…

D&T Issue 70

A Designer-less Future, Living Forever & the Metaverse Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Design is a subject we discuss a lot in this newsletter and in our lives. With the rapidly changing state of affairs, it seems only fitting that the foundations for creating good designers in the workforce are…

D&T Issue 69

Byju’s Toxic Growth, UPI Credit & Why Hyperlinks Are Blue Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Turns out the past 18 months of us looking at ourselves through video calls has had potentially irreversible effects on our self-image. Aptly coined ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ is a thing and it’s here to stay -…

D&T Issue 68

Apple’s Double Agent, Living upto 200 yrs and the Designer Steve Jobs Couldn’t Hire Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The team here at Canvs are die-hard fans of the movie series ‘The Matrix’ so it came to us as exceptionally good news that ‘The Matrix 4’ was announced at an…

D&T Issue 67

A $600 mn Heist, Twitter’s Nauseating Redesign & Bangalore’s First IT firm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The world is getting more unreal by the day, countries fall to tyrannical forces as their people fall from the sky, space cowboys suing the ultimate institution in space. That aside, let’s try…

D&T Issue 66

Space billboards, the Olympic UX Nightmare, OpenAI’s Codex, and the Pixar Story Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If your current feed isn’t providing you with the shock that you need, then we’ve got you covered. Turns out, it is a supposed ‘code-red for humanity’ according to a landmark UN report,…

D&T Issue 65

Time Crystals, Design Led Healthcare and a Gigantic Fintech Buyout Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A few months ago (in D&T Issue 36) we spoke to you about Tesla and their big factory in India. However, a spanner seems to have been thrown into the works as India rules out…

D&T Issue 64

The UX of Default Settings and the Design Behind Olympics Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Remote work has been a concept for quite a while, but in the past year and a half, it has truly entered the collective lexicon of the world’s working force. Here’s a detailed report on…

D&T Issue 63

Pegasus, Windows 365 and a Fraud on the Farm Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Yesterday, Jeff Bezos, with a few others alongside, took a ride to space in his hilariously suggestive rocket ship. This wasn’t however received without its fair share of blazing criticism, to whom even Jeff declared were,…

D&T Issue 62

Google’s ultracheap future, billionaires in space and UPI in Bhutan Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Donald Trump once said, “Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that’s good” And that seems to be ever prevalent the further in time we move in time with Sir Richard Branson flying to space…

D&T Issue 61

Manufacturing Addiction and The Most Important Company You Haven’t Heard Of Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. An interesting new development has broken through in the open-source space with ‘ONDC’ or ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’. The platform is being built as a bid to curb monopolies in the e-commerce space…

D&T Issue 60

Solving Reimann’s Hypothesis, Fitt’s Law and the Fall of Juul Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As it happens, Researchers have finally seen how some smell receptors bind to odour molecules, and the evidence was right beneath our noses! With that horrible pun set aside, we’ve got some good reads for…

D&T Issue 59

Tesla’s Demise, Doughnut Skyscrapers and TikTok’s Colossal Competitor Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before we get started, here’s a healthy reminder that people are better than robots. On another note, here’s a breakdown of how compliant the social media giants currently are in the face of the new IT rules…

D&T Issue 58

Designs That Suck, FBI’s Clandestine Criminal Network & NASA’s Megarocket Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Turns out, last week’s intro line needs a correction considering how BYJU’S surpassed Paytm to be India’s most valuable startup in the past week. The world moves fast, I suppose. We’ve got some great reads…

D&T Issue 57

Robots in Ghost Kitchens, an $80m Post Stealth Series A and Humanity’s Hate of Loss Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. This week and quite frankly the last few months have been massive for the Indian startup space, particularly for one of India’s OG (and highest valued) startup, Paytm, seeing an…

D&T Issue 56

Apple Design Awards, The Rule of Three and The Dangerous World of Language AI Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If things weren’t getting expensive enough, it turns out there’s an inevitable price hike that you will face with Ubers and other shared car services. Let’s hope your biking skills are…

D&T Issue 55

Design Systems, Bringing AI to Life & Bidding Adieu to Internet Explorer Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Life in the past year and more has been quite topsy-turvy and to make things feel even more off-kilter, WhatsApp is suing the Indian government over mandates that Whatsapp says are,“fundamentally undermining the…

D&T Issue 54

Google I/O 2021, Hackers for Vaccines and Biotech’s Hunt for Blood Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. The Chinese space agency definitely seems to be having one, after their Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars becoming the only other agency after NASA to have achieved the feat. We’ve got some great…

D&T Issue 53

A Visionary in Light, Psychedelic Medicine and the Global Chip Crisis Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before we get into the more serious reads in the newsletter, here are eight outlandish items that have been jumping on the NFT bandwagon, strange times we live in. We’ve got some great reads for…

D&T Issue 52

One year of D&T! A long list of reads that almost made it Hi there! Hope you’re having a good (and safe) week. We’ve been in better spirits because as of today, D&T turns 1! It’s been a long journey since when we started writing personally handwriting emails for a small group of 5-10 of…

D&T Issue 51

Covid Resources, GenZ Women as VCs and Doomscrolling Hi there! We hope you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe in these difficult times. Considering the disarray from this past fortnight, we thought it appropriate to share some useful resources, along with links where you can help out through volunteering or donation.…

D&T Issue 50

The Threat of Bitcoin Mining, Adding Time to Google Maps and the Broken Future of Work Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before getting into some interesting reads, just sharing a little gift, it’s a digital synthesiser that you can play with and hopefully beat some lockdown blues with. We’ve got…

D&T Issue 49

India’s ‘Missed Call’ Industry, The Evolution of Google Maps and the Summer for Indian Startups Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Facebook’s (well, their users) having a rough one with the recent data breach of over 500 million users on their platform, we’d like to say we’re surprised but that’s a…

D&T Issue 48

Clubhouse’s 70’s Prototype, Imperfectionist Creativity and Sir Martin Sorrell’s New Venture Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. 2021 already seems to have some big wins coming in for Indian startups with Cred and Meesho hitting unicorn status. We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in. Note: For…

D&T Issue 47

Moore’s Law for Everything, The Japanese Writing System and B Corporations Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Considering we’ve been pushing all this talk of NFTs to you over the past month, we thought you might be interested in checking out Coindesk’s guide on how to enter the world of NFTs.…

D&T Issue 46

Introducing Access, Substack’s Scam and Governance Against Dark Patterns Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. International Women’s Day may have passed us by but it’s never too late to admire the legendary women designers who have defined the domain for decades, if not centuries to come. One of the women on…

D&T Issue 45

The man who got FB addicted, a must read for non designers and AI to improve UX Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know that after almost 2 decades, tech maverick Ekioh is attempting to design and build a new internet browser. Named ‘Flow’, this browser is being built…

D&T Issue 44

NFTs and Digital Art, Diplomatic AI and Data Privacy in India Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know that Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet ever posted to the tune of $2.5 million? The tweet is being sold as an NFT or ‘Non-Fungible token,’ more on that shortly.…

D&T Issue 43

Deep Nostalgia, Crypto Art & The History of the Internet Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As we come to the close of this financial year, we thought it best to prepare to start the new one with the perfect desk setup. We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s…

D&T Issue 42

Product Design and Astrology, Semiotics, Social Listening for Meme Stocks and the First Extra-planetary Landing Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Before we get into it, get acquainted with the state of User Research in 2021. We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in. Note: For any…

D&T Issue 41

AI Reading Your Mind, Nuclear Design Blunders and Digital Synesthesia Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Btw, check out this superb list of Github repos here. We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in. Note: For any articles behind paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and…

D&T Issue 40

Praying Robots, Cognitive Load and Spinach Sending Email Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As the world seems to be taking a new-found interest in bitcoin (again,) Tesla has gone ahead and invested 1.5 Billion on Bitcoin, and is trying to figure out crypto payments. Well if tech worries you, you…

D&T Issue 39

The Evolution of Design, Design Patterns You Cannot Use, Loan Shark Apps in India and Twitter’s Artistic Redesign Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As you step up your pace into the middle of the workweek, Jeff Bezos seems to be stepping down from his duties as CEO at Amazon. AWS…

D&T Issue 38

Behind the redesign of Google Search, A subreddit toppling hedge funds, Bumble’s IPO and the State of Design 2021 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If you’re up to it, Elon Musk is offering up $100 million for creating the best carbon-capture technology. We’ve got some good reads for you so…

D&T Issue 37

Humility in AI, One-Minute Cities and India Paving the Fintech Future Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As the world collectively contemplates chat services, Hike Messenger seems to have completely given that up. We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in. Note: For any articles behind paywall,…

D&T Issue 36

Tesla registers in India, Buddhism + Tech and Algorithmic Layouts Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. We thought that as the world decides to move to alternative chat platforms, it might be best to show you how to migrate all your Whatsapp content to Signal. All the while,Elon Musk says‘use Signal,’and…

D&T Issue 35

Lunar Pandemics, Images from Words, CIA’s Redesign and the Secret History of the Microprocessor Hi there! We hope you’ve have a splendid year end and first few days of the new decade, in this time we’ve noticed that while Google worker unions seemed to be appearing, Jack Ma seems to have completely disappeared! We’ve got…

D&T Issue 34

The code behind the vaccine, Best of 2020 design, Vitalik Buterin’s Endnotes and Bezos’ thinking process Hi there! Hope you’ve been having a pleasant year thus far, we know Ingo Ullisch is having a good year knowing that he solved a mathematical riddle that remained unsolved for centuries. We’ve got some good reads for you…

D&T Issue 33

Apple’s electric car, MindGeek and why you don’t know of it, Artificial Scarcity and The man who invented the future Hi there! Hope you’ve been having a pleasant week thus far. We know it’s been an eventful one for cryptography nerds globally now that the Zodiac killer cipher has been finally cracked, just 50 years…

D&T Issue 32

AirBnb’s story, the best design tools, GE’s Innovation Barometer and China’s Her Hi there! Hope you’ve been having a pleasant week thus far. We know Americans are feeling some relief knowing that the first set of Pfizer vaccines have been dispatched from their factories. By the way, FB had a company-wide meeting the minutes of…

D&T Issue 31

The state of UX in 2021, Opening the Pandora’s box of OTT and Who is Andrew Mason? Hey, hope you’ve been having a pleasant week thus far. Before we get into it, here’s a link to livestream the SpaceX SN8 high altitude test We’ve got some great reads for you this week, so lets jump…

D&T Issue 30

Automobile interfaces, Self-Lacing Shoes, Asking Advice from Customers and An Overall Good Week for Science Hi there! Hope you’ve been having a pleasant week thus far. We know Slack sure did with all the attention they’re getting from Salesforce. We’ve got some great reads for you this week, so lets jump right in. Google’s DeepMind…

D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart Hi there! A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor.…

D&T Issue 88

Design’s AI Era and The OG Zuck(erman)’s Metaverse Hi there! Did you know another Zuck(erman) made a metaverse nearly three decades ago and absolutely despised it. A possible lesson for all those hyper excited about this ever-so-hyped augmented future. Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should…

D&T Issue 87

How to Develop a Cryptocurrency and 10 questions for 2022 Hi there! With Omicron variant picking up speed, while most companies seem to be worried about market caps and valuations, Apple clearly isn’t. Earlier this week, it became the first U.S. company to reach $3 trillion market cap. Note: For any articles behind the paywall,…

D&T Issue 86

Trapping Carbon, Capturing Lightning and the Year that was 2021 Hi there! From all of us here at Canvs, wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2022. As we reach the year end issue of D&T Weekly, I’m thankful for you sticking around with us these past 86 weeks. On the note…

D&T Issue 85

Your Face Could Be On Rent and Plain vs Simple Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. A simple question, can the CEO of the business that runs WordPress.com save the internet? Protocol’s David Pierce tries to find out a thing or two about about Matt Mullenweg, his work as CEO of…

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…

D&T Issue 83

Spotify Unwrapped, Theranos Wrapped and the Cash App Case Study Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. If the pandemic wasnt already upsetting enough, it turns out brands took advantage of the pandemic to push their products in a way that was highly disingenuous, according to this new research. With that out…

D&T Issue 82

The Science of Mind Reading, Getting Better NPS and the State of UX’22 Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former C.E.O. made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive, and Parag Agrawal, 37, was named Twitter’s new leader. Mr. Agrawal, the chief technology…

D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck) Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about…

D&T Issue 80

Investing in Humans, Understanding Tiger Global and The Multiverse Rot Hi there! Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. There seems to be an ambitions new player in the ring, and they’re trying to take in the mammoth that is google search. Founded in 2020, You.com leverages natural language processing (NLP) — a form…