It’s our selection of interesting news headlines related to marketing, data visualization, privacy, architecture, as well as tools or other topics that are of interest to us.

Marketing

Nieman Journalism Lab provides a collection of predictions for 2016. Some good predictions and suggestions on what to think about in 2016 from over 100 individuals in journalism and digital media.


Data Visualization

In keeping with the year-end theme, the Wall Street Journal compiled their favorite interactive graphics from 2015. Check out the tennis interactive experience on whether you are good enough to be a tennis line judge.


IA and UX

Digiday provided a series of predictions for major trends for 2016. A notable statement from Digital Content Next CEO Jason Kint, “The companies that are going to be successful down the line understand that content is a big differentiator but the entire experience is a part of that content as well.”


Privacy

On the privacy front, the European Commission put forward its EU data protection rules that broadens the definition of personal data, restricts use of data, as well as requires companies to give consumers more details about how their data will be used, and with whom it will be shared. Over the next couple of years, there will be continued discussion on the interpretation of these rules as well as how to implement these rules that come into effect in 2018.

Check out the full data protection report


Tools / Products / Services

Just launched Figma provides an online cloud-based design collaboration tool (it’s free at the moment) that simplifies design work.

Check out several of the open source projects that the Wall Street Journal made available on Github.