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Designer vs. Developer #7: Becoming a creative coder

In the sixth episode of designer vs developer, Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu’s YouTube and podcast series aimed at improving understanding between designers and developers looks at the craft of coding. He speaks to Mariko Kosaka, a Developer Advocate on the Google Developers Relations Team, about the art she creates with code and how developers can embrace the notion of making something that isn’t necessarily useful but still has value.

Co-locating on projects with clients: a guide from Made by Many

Face-to-face contact with clients improves productivity and helps build strong relationships – if it’s done right. But if it’s done wrong, it leads to low energy levels, impairs productivity, and reduces the likelihood that a project will deliver against its objectives. Made by Many’s Peter Parkes shares their tips for success

Liam Gillick on working with New Order for MIF 2017

New Order has taken over Stage 1 at Old Granada Studios in Manchester as part of this year’s Manchester International Festival. The band is performing a series of intimate gigs there which feature a 12-piece synth orchestra, and an elaborate light experience created by artist Liam Gillick. We talked to Gillick about creating a “concert machine” for the band.

“AI is not sentient … it’s just another piece of technology”: Hudson-Powell on creating an identity for Graphcore

Pentagram partners Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell have created an identity system inspired by machine learning for Graphcore – a UK and US-based company that makes processing units for AI applications. The system avoids techy cliches and instead features a dynamic typeface, a shape generator and some colourful illustrations that aim to make AI seem more accessible

ROLI’s Seaboard BLOCK: The new piano?

Speaking at creative symposium Brilliant Minds in Stockholm today, Roland Lamb, founder of music technology ROLI, revealed its latest product – a £279 keyboard that aims to make learning an instrument easier and more accessible

A manifesto for the creative industries

With the general election just six weeks away, the Creative Industries Federation has published a manifesto outlining how political parties can help nurture and grow the UK’s creative sector. Recommendations include a new visa system for skilled workers and better careers guidance for young people

Designer vs Developer #3: how the language of print is limiting design for the web

Designing ‘pages’, ‘articles’ and worrying about what sits ‘below the fold’: most of the language we use to describe content on the web is derived from print. Would new terminology help free us to exploit the web’s full potential? asks Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu in the third episode of his YouTube and podcast series aimed at improving understanding between designers and developers

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