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The Damaging Fiction of the Wellness Industrial Complex™
The unlikely pairing of capitalism and wellness has insidious effects, Liza Kindred writes. There are parallels for UX here, too.
How Dotdash, Formerly About.com, Is Taking over the Internet
This may be the most successful design- and business-turnaround story Big Medium has been involved with. Fast Company tells the tale of Dotdash, the network formerly known as About.com.
Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle
Facebook sent employees home for the holidays with robot talking points for their families.
If Software Is Eating the World, What Will Come Out the Other End?
“So far, it’s mostly shit,” wrotes John Battelle.
How to have a healthy relationship with tech
At Well+Good, Liza Kindred describes how to make personal technology serve you, instead of the reverse.
“Trigger for a rant”
Nat Torkington has something to say about innovation poseurs—in the mattress industry.
Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?
Harvard Business Review considers the responsibility of those advantaged by race or gender to acknowledge that advantage—and use it to help others.
In a Few Years, No Investors Are Going To Be Looking for AI Startups
VC Frank Chen writes that machine learning and artificial intelligence will be the humdrum norm in short order.
How Germany’s Otto Uses Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning is trying to one-up just-in-time inventory with what can only be called
Dan Mall on Freelance.tv
My pal and collaborator Dan Mall shares the goods on what it takes to be a world-class indie designer.
Web Performance Optimization Stats
WPO Stats collects stats that demonstrate the business value of faster websites.
Your Traffic Went Mobile; Why Hasn’t Your Design Process?
The mobile audience is now twice as big as desktop. Does your organization’s design process reflect that mobile is now your primary platform?
Belly Flop: Retailers Dive into Mobile Ecommerce
A measly 12 percent of the top 500 US online retailers have mobile websites. Many who do have mobile sites are fumbling with misguided attempts to create lite versions of the “real” website.
Mobile Web vs Native App: Give It a Rest
This isn’t a matchup at all. Providing a great experience almost certainly means that you’ll build both web and native-app solutions. We’re all in this together, friends.
“I don't have to waste time playing the pricing game"
App developer Justin Williams shares his no-nonsense, single-price approach to app pricing: find your audience, charge the right price, and stick to it.
Local Development: New Technology, New Community
It was a real treat to sit down with John Maeda to talk iPhone apps, economic development, and how to build a community of digital artisans.
Best iPhone Apps: Reinventing (and Designing) Books in the Web Era
Or, “Why I wrote and designed an entire book in Pages.” The web has changed the way we read, and my new book is part of an experiment to create a new kind of print storytelling, with lessons for writers, designers, and publishers alike.
Future of Web Apps: Finding Light in Dark Times
An uncertain economy makes it a good time for web workers to return to good-for-the-web core values.
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