Here are some of the articles we found this week.
Google Chrome helps clean up certificate authority industry – “Google Chrome has imposed requirements that all certificate authorities (CAs) log every digital certificate they issue in certificate transparency logs.”
Inventing The Next Computer – “Americans spend more than 10 hours every day staring at screens. But researchers are developing cutting-edge interfaces that could change the way we interact with digital media–interfaces that, in many cases, don’t require screens at all. Instead, your skin is the interface. Objects around you are the interface. Architecture itself is the interface.”
The Surprising Power of Questions – “Questions and thoughtful answers foster smoother and more-effective interactions, they strengthen rapport and trust, and lead groups toward discovery. All this we have documented in our research. But we believe questions and answers have a power that goes far beyond matters of performance. The wellspring of all questions is wonder and curiosity and a capacity for delight.”
The Untold Design Story Of The Original Emoji – “In the late 1990s, the Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo offered an early mobile service called i-mode that let users send small amounts of data over their pagers, including a heart icon at the end of messages. Users <3’d the <3. But for reasons that have been lost to history, DoCoMo pulled it from the service.”
Two Fascinating Things Salesforce Discovered When It Studied Color – “The team dedicated to the Analytics product at Salesforce has conducted research to determine if color influences how quickly and accurately users make decisions, as well as how people respond to colors via their first impressions and longer-term preferences and value judgments.
The Coming Software Apocalypse – “The software did exactly what it was told to do. The reason it failed is that it was told to do the wrong thing.”
When my plumber accidentally nailed software design – “A plumber recently visited my flat in London to address a leak under the sink, and accidentally nailed software design considerations.”