Don't Panic Labs Reading List

DPL Reading List – September 29, 2017


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Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week.

Why Innovation Flounders in Established Companies – “Corporate innovation initiatives have spent decades looking at other corporate structures as models for innovation when in fact we should have been looking at startups for innovation models — and adapting and adopting them for corporate use.”

IoT and Healthcare: Redesigning Care Pathways – “How should we re-design care pathways based on this new data flow provided by the Internet of Things?”

7 Best Ways to Make One-On-One Meetings More Productive – “Early in my career, I had bosses who didn’t schedule regular one-on-one meetings. The relationship I had with those managers was made of rare interactions. I didn’t know them, and they didn’t know me. They only knew me from the work I did and the occasional casual conversation. At the time I didn’t think of asking for more regular interactions, mostly because I didn’t believe that it was something I had to initiate.”

Want to Really Understand What all the Hype of Cryptocurrency is About? – “If you read the headlines you may well think cryptocurrencies are a either a radically new way of paying that is our savior from ossified, corrupt governments or on the other side that they are speculative Ponzi schemes. The reality of course is that cryptocurrencies can be both and can be liberating and corrupting at the same time.”

What is UX Writing? – “UX writing is the practice of designing the words people see when they interact with software. It’s about designing the conversation between a product and its user. In many ways, it’s just writing, so don’t get thrown off by the name. Many of the things that make UX writing good are the things that make other writing good too: clarity, consistency, precision, self-awareness, a whole lot of revision, and thoughtful attention to the context and the audience.”

How VR is Revolutionizing the Way Future Doctors are Learning About Our Bodies – “Christian Burke, the director of technology innovation with the Office of Medical Education, and the other TEE team members are eagerly planning what else can be done with the technology, including building their own models and using it to simulate surgery, clinical cases and injuries. For example, a discussion of the anatomy of the lower limb might be immediately followed by a virtual reality situation in which a team needs to apply that anatomy to an emergency, such as a traumatic injury.”

Quantum leap: What will quantum computing mean for encryption? – “Post-quantum cryptography may also help to keep our data safe when quantum supremacy arrives. Many cryptographers are hard at work designing new cryptographic algorithms that are hopefully secure against attacks using quantum computers.”

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