Friday 5 — 2.3.2017

Friday 5 — 2.3.2017
  1. It’s hard to tease out what makes for a great use of color in interface design but like Potter Stewart, we know it when we see it. Explore these practical tips and tools for using color in UI design.
  2. Andrew Chen identifies the smart questions to ask to make sure you aren’t falling for the Bad Product Fallacy: just because you don’t like it, that doesn’t mean it will fail. Ask these questions to challenge your assumptions — we’re in a world of nonlinear trajectories in product innovation.
  3. LEGO built a social network for kids, and WIRED says it’s not creepy. In its first iteration, creators consider it a continuous work in progress, “as adaptable as its young user base.” Read for interesting observations about their approach to engagement, including how children use emoji to construct a sentence.
  4. Time-saving design and metrics beyond the interface are two of the five UX trends to watch in 2017.
  5. What should talented humans defer to algorithmic judgment? HBR explores four models for using AI to make decisions and the role leadership must play in paving the way for our algorithmic future.

Weekend fun: What’s cooler than a Vespa? Maybe Piaggio’s recent creation, Gita: a rolling, cargo-carrying robot. Sure beats this scary, rolling robot — try to stay calm and relaxed.

Consumed: Some ridiculously good tuna tartar at Pacific Rim in Ann Arbor. There’s some good eating in this town.

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