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28 Feb

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ROUNDUP

February 2019's Roundup

'Roundup' is the collection of key stuff we've either been reading, discussing or working on during the month at Avenue.

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Achieve work/life balance
The myth that you have to work 24/7 to get to the top is crap. Basecamp founder Jason Fried explains the approach he's taken to successfully taken to actually achieve work/life balance nirvana.
Say no to 80 hour weeks
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Awesome Reality
Check out how brands like Warby Parker and Sephora are allowing users to try-on their products, with meaningful implementations of AR.
Shopping with your selfie
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Content First Approach in Design
From UX Planet, this is a fantastic article outlining the benefits of starting the design process with a Content-first approach.
Great words of advice
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How to communicate when designing remotely
We love the tips this article gives around the importance, and right communication methods needed when working with remote teams.
Hold me closer, remote designer
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Mastercard just launched a sonic logo
Linkin Park are among a group of musicians and artists who have collaborated to create a ‘sonic brand identity’ for Mastercard. So now you can both see and hear MasterCard through its new sonic branding.
Branding for your ear holes
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Feedback That Counts
From ‘Mind & Momentum’, this article outlines some great tips on how to collect better feedback from users.
Get constructive
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How to write the perfect error message
Some great tips here in how to present useful Error Message’s to vastly improve user experience.
Houston, we have a problem
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The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups
The next wave of start-ups are focussing narrow and deep, meaning niche software firms are going to be the next Unicorns.
If you start me up I’ll never stop
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10 million monthly Pinterest views
Last month, we hit some really nice milestones on our Inspiration Grid Pinterest Account. We reached 215,000 followers and a whopping 10 million page views monthly. This got us thinking about other interesting ’10 million’ related stats. Did you know that Australians, unfortunately, use 10 million plastic straws a day? Or that MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” has sold 10 Million copies? Anyway, we think you’ll find something pinteresting (sorry not sorry) on Inspiration Grid’s Pinterest account.
Go down the rabbit hole
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