Super8: eight intriguing articles from August.

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Want another service from Super8? Unroll your napkin and pour a glass of your favorite drop, while Bridget Noonan prepares a tasting plate of eight excellent items in August.

For starters, we whet your appetite by learning how to make collaboration work in teams. The main course does not disappoint, covering artificial intelligence and audio branding. And to top it all off, some delicious ideas for staying motivated in the long run. So loosen your belt for an eight-course tasting: it’s Super8 in August.

1. What makes collaboration work?

What does it take for people and teams to work together in harmony? Does remote work mean we are missing out on a tangible and important part of connectivity and innovation? Figma Collaboration Report Aims to Identify Gaps and Empower People to Improve Their Experience. It is indeed obvious that good collaboration requires practice, repetition and reflection.

2. The 2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey.

The results are in ! Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is here with insights from over 73,000 developers. It covers a wide range of topics: from the most loved and hated programming languages ​​and how technologists learn to code, to the biggest impacts on developer productivity. The challenge identified by Stack Overflow is to continue to expand and improve their ability to help all developers, while making them feel welcome in the digital community. Read on for more insights into the attitudes, tools, and environments that shape the art and practice of software development today.

3. The Goldilocks rule: how to stay motivated in life and in business.

As humans, many of us want nothing more than to master a skill that is beyond our current horizon. We can call this phenomenon Goldilocks rule. Goldilocks’ rule states that humans experience maximum motivation when working on tasks that are at the limit of their existing abilities. Written by James Clear—the author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits– this article provides useful information to stay motivated in life for the long term.

4. Why culture/market fit is more important than product/market fit.

Product/market fit is a term coined by Marc Andreessen and defined as “being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market”. The culture/market fit is similar, but even more fundamental. As a concept, this suggests that you should find yourself a healthy market and then develop a culture that can deliver product/market fit. The folks at NOBL Collective discovered that there are four competing flavors of organizational culture, each with unique traits and competitive strengths.

5. Can AI design better streets for pedestrians? You are the judge.

Imagine a world designed by artificial intelligence… Would it be safer, more colorful and less cluttered? Or maybe quite the opposite? There ‘better streets project is the brainchild of Zach Katz, a Brooklyn-based artist who hopes to promote advocacy for more livable streets. So the key question is: are the concepts better than the existing designs? You are the judge.

6. Design of long articles.

You know how some articles are just easier and more enjoyable to read? Well, it’s no coincidence. In this piece, Daniel Schwarz highlights a few design choices that create great reading experiences for long-form content, along with a helpful summary of practical examples. So sit down and settle into a long – ironically – article on design for long articles. It’s a relaxed and comfortable reading experience, just as it should be.

7. Top 8 tools to gather design inspiration for designers.

Looking for that next brilliant idea to start a new project or inspire a direction? With every project, collecting reference images and exploring inspiration is an essential aspect of building direction or refining a style. Here, Angel Wang has curated a set of popular tools that help designers collect and organize design inspiration. Hopefully one of these can help you pull together a wide range of ideas more effectively, allowing you to pursue and succeed in your next creative task.

8. Audio logos: what they are, why they work and how to use them.

Audio logos are more than just catchy riffs. Audio professional Adam Frick-Verdine says: ‘a a great audio logo has those roots in reality or an emotional element that unmistakably makes it the logo for that brand. Sounds complex, right? In this article, Rease Kirchner helps unpack what they are, why they are so effective and how you can achieve your own unique sound. So tune in!

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