The Personal Blog of Perttu LĂ€hteenlahti

Weekly 14/2018

April 08, 2018

A weekly digest of inspiring content


đŸ€“ For The Techies

Brain-computer interfaces are opening new possibilities
What are brain-computer interfaces? Here’s an interesting article about them by Nautilus.

Making the Touch Bar finally useful
New Macbooks are cool, and the Touchbar looks cool in the beginning, but slowly you will start noticing that it doesn’t really bring that much benefits. However you can make it a bit more useful with a little bit of hacking.

The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user
Gmail has a feature, dubbed the “dots don’t matter’, that allows you to receive mail even if someone accidentally adds dots to your address when emailing you,. This feature however can be used for scams quite easily.


đŸ’» Treats for developers

Analyzing Your Company’s Social Media Presenc With IBM Watson And Node.js
By using Node.js, Twitter’s API and machine learning, this tutorial shows you how to understand you social media audience better.

TextQL
Execute SQL commands on structured text like CSV of TSV.

Filtering Images with Expo
Using [‘expo-pixi’](https://github.com/expo/expo-pixi), you can easily add image filtering features, similar to those of Instagram, to your React Native app.

How to Write a Git Commit Message
Good commit messages matter. Here’s a easy but extensive read on how to structure good commit messages.

Multi-user experiences with A-Frame
A-Frame tutorial on how to build multi-user VR experiences using modern web technologies.

Confessions of an Unreal Engine 4 Engineering Firefighter
“A.K.A. How to Save 15% or More on Your Engineering Budget”

Scooped Corners in 2018
How to do scooped corners in CSS


🍬 Candy for designers

How Gamification Improves UX
Simple principles for using gamification elements to improve the overall user experience of your product.

Meeting Design
How you should use your brain in meetings.

Conversational Design
Extensive look at conversational UIs and how designers should approach them.

Pitfalls of Card UIs Card UIs are everywhere at this points, but they do have some definite shortcomings.

4 Examples of Bad User Onboarding That Will Ruin Your UX
Definite read for all the designers out that want to improve their product’s user experience.

Low-hanging design fruit: why you should use Google Font Superfamilies
Google Fonts has a lot of font combinations that are designed to look good. Learn how to use them in your designs.


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