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Howdy friend,

One of my favorite authors is Julian Shapiro. He consistently aims to deconstruct expertise thoughtfully, whether in one of his long-form articles or a shorter snapshot.

This week I'm sharing one of my favorite articles about how to generate ideas and be more creative. It's a quick read, but the perspective and direction he gives to get to the heart of creative flow-state are inspiring.

I hope it inspires you and gives you something to think about this weekend.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

Practical principles of lovable UX

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The Coinbase identity refresh

Moniker recently helped Coinbase rebrand, and they put together a beautiful case study highlighting the process. Truly top-notch stuff.

Drastically improve tour UI designs with this technique

The 'What happens if' technique is based on conditional logic. It's what engineers use to determine interactions based on context, actions, and various use cases that might occur when a user interacts with our design, product, or application.

Elon Musk offers to buy '100% of Twitter' for $43 billion

Elon Musk has offered to purchase 100% of Twitter stock for $54.20 per share, at a total price of $43 billion, following his earlier purchase of a 9.2% stake in the social media giant.

Epic Games raises $2 billion in a funding round led by Sony to build the metaverse

Sony's top executives poured $1 billion into the video game company, believing that their technology combined with Epic Games' proprietary Unreal Engine would give them a leg up as they burst into the metaverse.

Creativity in the metaverse

Experts in the technology and creative industries help us understand how these worlds will collide in the next iteration of the web.

The psychology of your future self

Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

Tips for growing your career a bit every day

Too often, we measure our career success by the next promotion, the next raise, or the next opportunity. But career development is actually something you can invest a bit in every day, through small but important actions.

Creativity faucet: How to be more creative

Visualize your creativity as a backed-up pipe of water. The first mile of piping is packed with wastewater. This wastewater must be emptied before the clear water arrives.

Friday Finds #17

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Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week’s featured NFT project is G.I. Toadz.

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