For years, to close out each week and set teams up well for the following, I have sent emails on Fridays called ‘Wrap Ups’.
In each, there is a section of inspiring or provocative things I have read, listened to, watched, or caught my eye that week. I have had good feedback on them so figured others might enjoy or find them useful too.
Sleep, Personalized Books, Digital Strategy, Soviet Architecture, Peter Saville and Yeti Coolers.
More Sleep, Shopping, Bold Visuals, Lovely Beer Cans, Ecom, Lyft Design Team, and The Power of Shopify.
School Of Life, Pixeloop, Florence and Executive Magnification.
Rams Movie, Aways Growth, Mark Grief’s ‘Against Everything’, Gorillaz Video and Flip Bacon.
Slumber, Never Split the Difference, Sailors Dream and UI Movement.
Boston Dynamics, Progressive Web Apps, Decision Trees, Transferwise Card and Satta.
Solution Aversion, Snapchat Profiling, NTWRK, Silicon Valley Satire and Store Expansion.
Koto, Universal Basic Income, Alive Cosmetics, Retail As A Service (RAAS), Alive Cosmetics and Apple on Data Policy.
Personality Tests, Guided Experiences, Instagram Zines, Conways Law and Stanley Kubrick’s Photography.
Adobe Podcast, Systems Thinking, Industrialisation Photography and the Art of Joe Coleman.
Simple Habits for Complex Times, Squarespace Brand, Ecom Report and 7 Billion Humans.
Glimpse, Data Visualisation, Year in Illustration, V2 Studios and Research.
Manipulating Information, Hiut Denim Film and Hells Angels.
Time Management Ruins Lives, Dieter Rams, Rapha and Data Economy.
Product Pricing, Tech Trends, Against Hustle Culture and The Order Of Time.
Sleep Data Visualized, The Sikh Warrior Order, How I Found My Voice and Adventures in Memory.
Service Design, Wealth Simple, Difficult Conversations and Instacart.
Years and Years, Masha Gessen, Kyle Chayka, The Empty Promise of Data Moats, Courier Workshop Podcast and Returns UX.
Instafamous, Basecamp, Discovery on Amazon, The Detrimental Effects of Sleep Tracking, Shame Plane and Chefs.
Design Generalists and being ‘Evidence Driven’, Language is dynamic, Kota Studio, The Great Hack and all natural mattresses.
Silence, Prisoners of Pop Culture, Content People Care About, Accessibility, Encryption is over.
Cloudflare, Netflix is a TV Company, Zero To One and Idles Merchandise.
Bob Bicknell Knight, Range and Generalists and remember you are running a Barbershop.
Bad designers hide behind ‘UX’, The Uninfluencers, The Joker looks brilliant and Kano talks to Akala.