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383: Invisible Design

February 3, 2021

This week, we talk about “invisible design” – those products and experiences that go unnoticed when present, but would be immediately noticed if absent. In The Sidebar, we react to the new Tesla Model S refresh.

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In this week's Sidebar, we react to the latest Tesla Model S refresh.

Follow up:

Following up on last week’s conversation about phygital experiences:

Main Topic:

Kevin Fernandez hit us up in the DMs: Hey guys! I loved today’s episode ( maybe because my name got mentioned 😎 ) but also because you’ll touched on some great topics. One which really peaked my interest was services/products that are invisible but make a difference in everyday life. I would love to know more of these services/apps/products that are out there. I think it would be a great topic for a future podcast!

Our definition of invisible experiences: experience that go unnoticed when present, but would be immediately noticed if absent.

  • Doug DeMuro reviews cool cars and shares interesting features at the high end.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Tempo, a hyper minimal email client with great UI details and helps you beat your email habit with batches.
  • Marshall shared Jujutsu Kaisen, an anime with a compelling story about supernatural curses.

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