Every year, the UX Collective publishes a report on the state of the UX industry, covering everything from the tools we use to the career challenges we face. The report is based links we’ve curated and shared (more than 2,411 this year), written by brilliant designers and thought leaders in the industry. advertisement advertisement The 2018 report focused on how the experiences we create can impact the world—from enabling tech addiction to influencing democratic elections. But this year’s report carries a more positive outlook: 2020 is the year of pragmatic optimism, focused on tangible action, and an understanding of how to turn frustration into motivation to create better things in the world. As designers, we know that the key to solving any problem is optimism. If we didn’t believe we could fix things, we wouldn’t have become designers in the first place. You can read our full report here, but below you’ll find three takeaways on … [Read more...] about We study the UX industry. Here’s what will change in 2020
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“Know thy enemy.” advertisement If you believe the recent string of headlines about a supposed generational conflict between millennials and baby boomers, then that ancient sentiment from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War might just be the perfect framing device for Morning Consult’s new list of the “fastest-growing brands of 2019.” The list, released this morning, shows that younger consumers are increasingly warming up to some legacy brands popularized by their older counterparts, who, in turn, are developing a taste for more and more brands that were once the exclusive domain of the young. That’s right: Millennials and baby boomers are discovering each other’s favorite lifestyle choices—because sometimes we become the thing we hate. Consider the top 10 list of fastest-growing brands among millennials. While it contains a few stereotypically millennial companies like White Claw Hard Seltzer and Postmates (No. 2 and 3, respectively), … [Read more...] about Millennials are warming up to some baby boomer lifestyle choices—and vice versa
Tata Motors will unveil its much-anticipated premium hatchback today, the Altroz. It is slated for a launch in January 2020 and gets a host of premium features and upgrades from the Indian carmaker.Multiple spy shots and teasers of the car have given us an idea of its aesthetic appearance. It is built on the company’s Impact 2.0 design. It also gets front doors that can open to 90 degrees, along with a raked honeycomb mesh grille, sleek projector headlamps and 16-inch, 8-spoke alloy wheels.The interiors are equipped with a floating touchscreen infotainment display with phone app connectivity, ambient lighting, climate control, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Tata is also expected to equip it with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with camera, and a high-speed alert along with driver and co-driver seatbelt warning.Close Mechanically, the Altroz is expected to be offered with BSI-compliant petrol and diesel engine options. It should get a 1.2-litre naturally … [Read more...] about Tata to launch Altroz today: How does it fare against rivals?
Tata Motors has officially unveiled the Altroz in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan ahead of its January 2020 launch. It is the company’s first car in the premium hatchback segment and the first Tata to be offered with BSVI-compliant engine options.It is based on the company’s Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced Architecture (ALFA) Arc platform which will be used extensively by the company for future models. It is 3990mm long, 1755mm wide and 1523mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2501mm. For its top-trim, it gets 16-inch wheels, while the rest get 14-inch units.Tata is offering the Altroz with a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, 3-cylinder petrol engine which makes 86PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is also offered with a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 90PS and 200Nm. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the driver can choose between City and Eco driving modes to alter the throttle response and engine characteristics.Close The interiors are equipped … [Read more...] about Tata unveils Altroz: First car from the company’s stable with BSVI powertrain