Your Thursday Lunchtime Roundup #3

The latest in Business, Design and Tech from Eli5 01/10/20

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💼 Business

“When should I start automating my business processes?”. Everyone needs to do more with less. Using technology to help with manual or repetitive tasks is one of the easiest ways to do this. This short piece details a few easy steps to help kickstart your next digital project. Link.

Direct-to-consumer (d2c) is booming right now, so there is a huge rush to develop the digital products that power these. Kian Bakhtiari explains ‘Why consumer behaviour has reached 2030 levels” in this piece from Forbes. Link.

✏️ Design

This week we had two shares for productivity tools. Will the winner be TeaxDeux (like to-do geddit?) Link. Or will it be Thought Train? Link.

An open-source checklist to help you plan, build and grow your design system called…! Link.

🖥️ Technology

Agile development can be tricky with so many activities, tasks, and versions to juggle in each user story. Here, David Hawks takes us through Story Mapping, which helps to organise these better. Link.

Some good PR for apps from MIT - “Coronavirus tracing apps can save lives even with low adoption ratesLink.

🕹️ Cool stuff

This week our test engineer, Koen, tested us all on 13 questions from Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. On these questions, people often score worse than a chimp. Result? Some of us may have scored worse than a chimp. Link.

Is coffee making you fat and anxious?”. Coffee and coding go hand in hand (we even have a language called CoffeeScript). But perhaps we should limit our caffeine intake… Link.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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