Here’s our weekly collection of links we've found useful and informative. A good mixture of current affairs regarding tech, design, and relevant articles.
- Take a look at this article about how Nike invented the design of the power-lacing shoe. The starting point? It was 1988, and the creative team at Nike was approached by Hollywood producers, who were on the hunt for futuristic sight gags for their upcoming film Back to the Future, set in 2015. They asked Nike's designers to dream up futuristic 21st-century sneakers.
Design of the weeks
- It's Friday in November and sometimes we just need some of these: somebody made a website about an endless horse, and it is exactly what you think it is.
- We like this online exhibition created to show NFT and digital art. Called "Exhibitions", this curated space is the first project from Plaza, the new experimental arm of VSCO that will house a series of experiments, products, and resources for higher intent creators.
- The website of the French designer and illustrator Victoire Douy caught our attention with its sleek interface.
- What are the implications of differences in personal names for the design of databases, online forms or other data gatherings across the world? The answer to this question may be a lot more complex than you would think.
Tech of the week
- The online map of the Expo Dubai 2020 is impressive in its level of 3D and geolocalisation. It combines 3D tech with Google maps imagery for the public to have the most comprehensive experience of the first Expo in the 170-year history of the World Expo held in the Middle East.
- PlanetScale and Prisma have partnered up to allow developers to create PlanetScale databases in the new Prisma Data Platform.
- After losing one of its main contributors, PHP is partnering up with companies that will all be joining forces to introduce the PHP Foundation.
- Some news from the cryptocurrency world; Moon Pay, a company that builds tools to enable buying and selling crypto online, has announced receiving 555 million dollars in funding, valuing them at 3,4 billion. Needless to say, the crypto world is booming.