I’m not big into popups so if you’d like to signup to my newletter, there’s the link to do so. What’s in it? It generally has four pieces:
- Three things on #DesignInTech.
- Two unsolicited non-tech products I <3.
- One special link.
- And a final point.
The one from April 2018 reads as follows:
April++ 2018 Hi there, This newsletter will always be plaintext and < 2018 characters and will only contain at most two links: the unsubscribe button and one special link. MailChimp feels a bit pricey each month, but it's a good little 'ouch' to force me to send out a message (smile). My last e-mail was sent from SXSW before the 2018 Design in Tech Report went out -- that seems so long ago now. Phew! Three Things That I'm Thinking About Design In Tech * Most folks in the US now own some mobile device and it is 13th place in average mobile data use globally. * China continues to lead in designing experiences at a scale and level of sophistication that astounds. * We’re in a golden age of data visualization and quant-qual social science tools -- for those who seek to understand. Two Unsolicited Non-Tech Products That I <3 * 3M Bumpon dots are the perfect way to subtly turn your sleek modern gadgets into ones that don't fall off of the table. * Black Panther is my 82-year old mother's favorite Marvel movie -- she rates it *way* higher than the recent Avengers film. One Special Link * After I shipped the 2018 report, Takram in Japan/UK fixed all my bugs and it's now Open Source on GitHub via @johnmaeda and can be run from here: https://johnmaeda.github.io One Final Point 88% of designers I surveyed globally for the 2018 Design in Tech Report believe that it will be at least 5 years until visual designers start to be replaced by AI. I believe it will be sooner.
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