What we loved online this week!


A 3D printed bridge!!

« In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He’ll hit an “on” button. He’ll walk away. And when he comes back two months later, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the waters. »

Read « This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air »


What happens when kids can hack physical play?

Hackaball is a durable, croquet-ball-sized sphere that kids can program via iPad to respond with light, sound, and vibration. Kids are invited to use the ball’s functionality to create their own games and use cases (imagine the cathartic wonders of an alarm clock that you can turn off by throwing it against a wall).

Discover « Hackaball » on UXmag.com


Where do product roadmaps come from?

What is on the roadmap, and most interestingly, why it is there? How to use your insights and balance the priorities?

Read the full article on Intercom’s blog


5 major strategic errors in user experience design

Ego / Copycat / Buzzword / Tech first / Form first
« In terms of digital user experience strategy, many obstacles and temptations stand in the way of making the right decision. The 5 following examples illustrate the most recurring and most stubborn of them all, those which hopelessly lead us away from user centered design. »

Read « 5 major strategic errors in user experience design » on Medium.com


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