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The Design Insider #10 – Mcdonald’s New Look, Youtube Updates & More

Welcome back to the design insider, our weekly round-up of the latest news, informative articles and resources on all things design and tech.

In the News

Source: Pearlfisher

Mcdonald’s Redesigns Packaging – The fast-food giant is refreshing its branding, going for a minimalist look with bold graphics and simple illustrations. Created in collaboration with London based agency, Pearlfisher, the new look aims to convey “joyful moments” and has already begun rolling out in some markets. 

Spotify Libraries Getting New Look on Android – According to hidden feature finder Jane Manchun Wong, this redesign will give individuals the option to toggle from the current list view to a new grid view.   

Klarna Enters Live Stream Shopping – Klarna is entering the live stream shopping space, which has seen an explosion in popularity in the far east but hasn’t quite hit the USA’s shores. The first live-stream shopping event expected to take place next month at Macy’s.  

Trello Gets Visual Overhaul – Trello will undergo a significant redesign, release some new features, and begin supporting more third-party integrations to improve the overall user experience. These changes come as it continues fighting for relevance in the increasingly competitive market for project management tools.

Lyft Navigation Coming Soon – The ride-hailing giant is looking to ditch Google Maps for its own in-app map. According to Jane Manchun Wong, the design team is currently working on a Waze-like navigation system, which will have incident reporting and various features to help its drivers get around. 

Glassdoor Adds Demographic Filter – The job and employer insights platform is doubling-down its focus on diversity and inclusion with a new feature that will allow users filter essential information such as salary and management satisfaction based on demographics.  

Youtube Plans Several Updates – As announced by CPO Neal Mohan, Youtube will be releasing several updates in the coming months. These include: Rolling out shorts to the US, making the chapters feature more intuitive, expanding the “clap” donation feature to more streamers and improving the direct-from-video shopping experience. 

Parking Payments Added to Google Maps – Users will now have the ability to pay for parking directly within the Google Maps app via Google-Pay. Currently limited to 400 US cities, this new feature only works with spaces available on its partner apps, Passport and ParkMobile. 

Facebook Blocks News in Australia – The social media giant has banned Australian users from sharing news outlets’ links in response to the proposed News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining CodeA controversial law set to be passed by the government in which Facebook and Google will be required to pay media companies a fee for hosting their content. 

Recommended Reads

The Ultimate UX Design Dictionary – A comprehensive list of 76 UI/UX design terms/concepts worth knowing that will help you converse confidently with design professionals within and outside your team. 

Time to End Minimalist App Design – In this article, designer Andrew Allen shares his vision for a maximalist future for app design that uses the ever-increasing processing power of devices to their full potential. 

Dissecting Tik Tok’s Addictiveness – According to research, the average users spends approximately 52 minutes scrolling and viewing video content on TikTok every day. This article examines the app to identify the design features that have made the app so addictive. 

Airbnbs Approach to Design – Design has been central to Airbnb’s success, and this resource will walk you through the system their team have used to create beautiful and wildly successful digital products that people love. 

Improving Digital Healthcare Products’ UX – In this article, leading experts share their thoughts on how UX design can help drive innovation, overcome challenges, and create new opportunities for patients and professionals in healthcare.


Useful Tools & Resources

Book of the Week – Digital Behaviour Design by Boundless AI | Click Here for the full E-book

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Ijaz K.

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