Wilbert Baan

Designer. UX Manager at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

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Wilbert Baan

46 days ago

This is a great lesson on design systems. One of the best I have read.

The system always kicks back

ux.shopify.com

Wilbert Baan

123 days ago

Power of social media “[...] a 20-year-old from a family "famous for being famous" can approach billionaire status by monetizing that to the extreme.”

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

forbes.com

Wilbert Baan

123 days ago

Thoroughly analyzing a product says a lot about the company creating it. Nice angle to look at this.

What Cracking Open a Sonos One Tells Us About the Sonos IPO

blog.bolt.io

Wilbert Baan

236 days ago

The ongoing search to professionalize design tools. AirBnB definitely a leader in the quest. “Design Intelligence as an agent”

Design Intelligence as an agent

The Evolution of Tools

airbnb.design

Wilbert Baan

254 days ago

Great overview on the Spotify business model and its risks and opportunities.

Lessons From Spotify

stratechery.com

Wilbert Baan

254 days ago

Interesting view on unintended consequences. Why we might need network neutrality for self driving cars.

“If people no longer drive cars, one consequence may be new forms of segregation, notes Ms Hart. Access to some places may be restricted to certain riders or robotaxi networks, just as some online services are “walled gardens” or cannot be accessed on all devices. She thinks there may be a need for a physical equivalent of “network neutrality” rules, to ensure that all locations are equally accessible to all AVs. In authoritarian societies, AVs could be a powerful tool of social control.”

If people no longer drive cars, one consequence may be new forms of segregation, notes Ms Hart. Access to some places may be restricted to certain riders or robotaxi networks, just as some online services are “walled gardens” or cannot be accessed on all devices. She thinks there may be a need for a physical equivalent of “network neutrality” rules, to ensure that all locations are equally accessible to all AVs. In authoritarian societies, AVs could be a powerful tool of social control.

Self-driving cars will profoundly change the way people live

economist.com

Wilbert Baan

354 days ago

Blockchain tech / ICO are enabling a great number of new use cases that have decentralization, collaboration and trust designed within the system. It’s this promise that’s also the biggest threat.

I Scam Yous – AVC

avc.com

Wilbert Baan

387 days ago

"I think the best way to understand the system is as a sort of bastard love child of a loyalty scheme,"

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

wired.co.uk

Wilbert Baan

387 days ago

Great step forward. Understanding how to analyze and use data has become part of the design skill set.

Design for Augmented Intelligence

medium.com

Wilbert Baan

396 days ago

Meet the CamperForce, Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

437 days ago

So much for decentralized; "Antpool and BTC.com, account for 28.9% of all the processing power on the global bitcoin network"

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

qz.com

Wilbert Baan

437 days ago

Interesting cultural differences in product design for home voice systems;

"The home environment is very different. Because we’re talking about voice interactions. The acoustic environment, the pattern of noises, will be very different. Alexa, Echo, and Cortana are optimized for American homes. In my view, this only works in North America and maybe a portion of Europe. Essentially, the assumption is that you have spacious homes; you have several rooms. In China, that’s not the case at all. For our target, even for the young generation with high incomes, typically they have 60 square meters [645 square feet], sometimes 90 square meters [970 square feet]."

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

440 days ago

The future (next decades) require scaling up food production and scaling down the footprint. Interesting insight in what's happening right now.

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

nationalgeographic.com

Wilbert Baan

472 days ago

David Byrne on automating everything

ELIMINATING THE HUMAN

davidbyrne.com

Wilbert Baan

475 days ago

Great overview

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

waitbutwhy.com

Wilbert Baan

479 days ago

"Generation X was breast-fed punk and invented indie, and grunge, and techno, and any bloody musical genre of worth that you care to name."

In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X

independent.co.uk

Wilbert Baan

481 days ago

The complexity of the combustion engine and its maintenance costs over a lifetime are often overlooked when people compare fossil fuel cars with electric cars.

This Is How Big Oil Will Die

shift.newco.co

Wilbert Baan

485 days ago

Interesting to read the story behind this picture.

The Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Desktop Background

artsy.net

Wilbert Baan

485 days ago

Should a 3D printer manufacturer control what you print? Should a car manufacturer control where you can drive?

DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers

motherboard.vice.com

Wilbert Baan

744 days ago

"Software today can make you rich only by enabling you to do something else that people pay for."

Software, the Invisible Technology

spectrum.ieee.org

Wilbert Baan

793 days ago

“It’s bullshit,” Mick Neville said when I asked him about automated facial recognition. “Fantasyland.” At the airport, when a scanner compares your face with your passport photo, Neville explained, “The lighting’s perfect, the angle’s perfect.” By contrast, the average human can recognize a family member from behind. “No computer will ever be able to do that.”

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face

newyorker.com

Wilbert Baan

849 days ago

I think it's more about how technology is disruptive politics.

How technology disrupted the truth

theguardian.com

Wilbert Baan

885 days ago

“Congress just passed a law where anything you discover in space, you own,” she says. “So, that’d be cool.”

Welcome to Spaceport America. Your Rocket Will Depart Soon. Ish.

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

937 days ago

Great overview of the possibilities and current state of VR by Kevin Kelly

"A universal interface for working in VR would unleash the greatest expression of creativity the planet has yet seen."

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

983 days ago

Fast Path to a Great UX – Increased Exposure Hours

articles.uie.com

Wilbert Baan

995 days ago

Great written overview over what's next or what is not.

What’s Next in Computing?

medium.com

Wilbert Baan

1014 days ago

Great insight in how (design) research helps you rethink the world as you know it.

"I wonder if this makes Negroponte happy. His one laptop-per-child dream was never fully realized but one smartphone-per-human—far more capable and sensible than a laptop, in many ways—has most certainly arrived."

The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar

theatlantic.com

Wilbert Baan

1071 days ago

There is this great documentary, 180 degrees South with Tompkins and about Patagonia.

Douglas Tompkins, 72, North Face Founder, Dies in Kayaking Accident

nytimes.com

Wilbert Baan

1071 days ago

Great to see Maria Popova is reviewing books for the NYT.

‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall

nytimes.com

Wilbert Baan

1071 days ago

Adapting to a world where we move from one job to many tasks will be one of the biggest challenges for our social systems

'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time'

theguardian.com

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