Campaigning run on personal user data, Instant Apps, being bored enough to be creative, IKEA’s hackable furniture. Here are the best stories of the week!
BEST OF THE WEEK
- “Pretty much every message that Trump put out was data-driven.” Motherboard has an interesting and important article on how data sets based on highly detailed personal information has been used to tailor political messages.
- Android Instant Apps are now available for limited testing. Instant Apps are unique because the applications do not require installation – they are automatically downloaded when you click on a link associated with the app.
10 FROM DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
- Therapeutic animations alongside the top Adult Swim singles of 2016
- Lottie – a way to effortlessly add high-quality animation to any native app
- One data set, visualized in 25 different ways
- The end of the user-friendly design
- A handful of designers on Quora offers a variety of design trends for 2017
- Google breaks its principles: you can now be tracked everywhere
- People are not using voice apps over time
- Google now has five messaging apps, and it’s confusing (paywall)
- Toyota’s Gill Pratt on self-driving cars and how realistic it really is
- Google will let you search even when you’re offline
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
- Interview with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom about how Snapchat forced Instagram concentrate more on friends and family-friendly features
- Media Consumption online: 30 seconds. In print: 40 minutes
- Facebook will let you search the content of the images, and soon within video content. They’re also making publishers create longer videos – and this is how they’re doing it.
- Snapchat is going to be listed publicly
- Slack launches Enterprise, a new service for large companies
- Lego starts a safe social network for children
- Facebook and Snapchat provides meagre results for news outlets
- If your boss could do your job, you are more likely to be satisfied at work, research shows
- Being bored at work makes us more creative, a study shows
- Navigating a start-up when it is about to succeed
Have a good week!