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Howdy friend,

One of this week's must-read articles is A New Future for the Interface by Liam Spradlin. The essay takes a deep dive into interface design and looks at how adaptive techniques can turn users into individual creators. Liam writes:

"The discipline of design has historically produced fixed products. Even the term "product" implies the end of a process, or something that is completed and typically unchanging. But we know that the intent of the designer and of the person experiencing the design are engaged in an ongoing conversation. Digital products have drastically increased the pace of that conversation, introducing faster iteration, new modes of interaction, and – importantly – space to imagine a future in which a person's intent directly defines their experience of digital interfaces."

It's a fascinating essay that's worth the read.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

The new future of the interface

An incredibly in-depth essay exploring the future of the interface as it relates to digital products and the drastically increased pace of iteration between the designer and the person experiencing the design.

Five logos worth revisiting from 130 years of branding history

Jens Müller gives us a lesson in logo history, unpacking five favourites spanning two centuries, from the niche to the revered.

Tabler Icons

Over 1,950 free and open source icons you can use in your next design.

Why the debate about crypto's energy consumption is flawed

The World Economic Forum breaks down the debate around cryptocurrencies' energy consumption.

From 2D to web3: Disney is working on a metaverse game plan

This week, senior Disney leaders met to lay out the broad strokes of a metaverse strategy in terms of what they're calling "next-generation storytelling."

PayPal CEO says firm to 'double down' on digital wallet efforts

"We need to double down on the digital wallet. We believe that is where the future of the industry is going, it's the future of PayPal."

Why the smartest people embrace being wrong

A mental model used by Jeff Bezos, Adam Grant, Ben Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other great thinkers.

Encourage your friends to ship their ideas

Putting ideas out there, no matter how big or small, is hard. Encourage your friends' ideas, but most importantly, resist the urge to provide feedback or criticism too early. Just let them ship.

103 bits of advice I wish I had known

On Kevin Kelly's 70th birthday, he shares 103 bits of wisdom he wish he had know when he was young. An incredibly insightful and diverse list — worth a bookmark.

Friday Finds #19

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