With the Visuelt Design Awards ceremony yesterday we're feeling a bit lazy today, but here are the links of what we found on the big internet this week.
- RIP Metaverse: the once-buzzy technology that promised to allow users to hang out awkwardly in a disorientating video-game-like world, has died after being abandoned by the business world. It was three years old.
- Why your "GDPR compliant" analytics is probably violating GDPR.
- Another why: why chatbots are not the future. A designer's take on Chat GPT.
Design of the week
- Apple's former designer Imran Chaudhri presents the Disappearing Computer: a new wearable device by Humane’s Screenless Tech.
- How and why typography affects ease of reading.
- An impressive library of websites specializing in 3D and interaction.
- SOOT plunges us into the rhizomatic nature of culture, where everything is connected everywhere and all at once. Check out this impressive reference library of public image where fashion meets art meets music.
Tech of the week
- A universal translator dubs and lip-syncs speakers, whilst but Google warns against misuse.
- Ever wondered what Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is? This blog post from Calibre tell you all about this performance metric that will apparently become essential to monitor visitor interactions.
- Unlighthouse is like Lighthouse, but it scans every single page. Pretty cool.
- Can AI models generate multisensory content? The Verge asks the question, as Meta recently announced a new open-source AI model that links together multiple streams of data, including text, audio, visual data, temperature, and movement readings - even predicts being able to use fMRI imaging in the future.