• It looks like UI / UX design as we know it is heading into a period of sea change - from a focus on the visuals, graphics, and animations of apps to natural language processing through voice (Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana) and texting/chatbot interfacing. There is some good overview on the topic fromThe Verge and Fast Company this week. We're most interested in how the tech industry's wars for talent will be affected - tech companies were already luring writers from ad agencies to work on "content creation" aspects of their business models, but a strong pivot from the visual app to the language focused chatbot or digital assistant may mean that writers are the next must-have creatives for tech companies. 


Virtually There: 


Feeding the Future: 




More next week.