#71 - Sci-fi or Sci-fact

Hi folks,

Here are few links I felt were worth sharing this week.

Thought provoking #

“The only way to become excellent is to be endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over” – James Clear in Atomic Habits.

“The gap between ‘sci-fi,’ — that which was once imagined — and ‘sci-fact,’ that which becomes manifest and real, is shrinking.” – Josh Wolfe.

Nike and Boeing Are Paying Sci-Fi Writers to Predict Their Futures from Brian Merchant.

Design and Code #

What, exactly, is the DOM? from Ire Aderinokun.

The Headspace app achieves design zen by Simon McCade.

Kelly Dern on Defining a modular type scale for web UI.

Typography #

What’s the Difference Between Variable and Parametric Fonts? from AIGA Eye on Design.

Extra, extra! Read all about it! (Once our webfonts have finished downloading). Roel Nieskens analysises 6 top news sites to see how their font stack performs.

Optician Sans. A free font based on the historical eye charts and optotypes used by opticians world wide.

Something to watch #

Real Engineering on How NASA Reinvented The Wheel. Are shape memory alloys the future for extra terrestrial vehicles?

P.S - New on In Detail: Interview with designer Patcharavipa Bodiratnangkura is now live.

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