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  • We published our look at the state of voice technology today, featuring insights from our in-house experts who are actively building voice experiences every day:

  • Major Myplanet announcement today: Introducing our new Ventures division, created to help seed stage founders launch new businesses that matter.

  • Introducing the Myplanet Smarter Pattern Library— an interaction pattern library that provides solutions for common AI challenges. Bookmark it, refer to it often, and check back often as it's constantly evolving:

  • We dug deep on the retail industry to unearth how factors like sector and age impact the digital tools and interface upgrades retailers should invest in:

  • Are Design Systems Enough? Our latest post is live— take a read now:

    Are Design Systems Enough?

    Design systems are frequently hailed as a "best solution". They're heralded as saviours when it comes to creating and maintaining a cohesive look and feel across products, platforms, and experiences - especially when working at scale. And there's a reason for their reputation: teams have found a lot of consistency and relief in using an effective and well-maintained design system.

  • Myplanet CDO Erik von Stackelberg explains how voice interfaces can be brought into workplaces effectively in our latest article. Read his 6 design recommendations here:

    How to Design a Voice Experience for the Workplace - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Compared to traditional enterprise software experiences, voice technology is still in its infancy. But already, applications for the workplace are proving intriguing, exciting, and in some ways, very different from the consumer context. If you've been charged with designing a voice-based conversational experience for employees, here are some key tips to keep in mind.

  • Our Fellowship program is once again underway in Costa Rica in partnership with Estudio Manatí. So far they've gotten to know one another; learned about Drupal, Agile, and a host of other things; played with some Legos; had a few good meals together; and started to build their first Drupal-based project. Not too shabby for just three days in!

  • We worked with CNIB to explore what could be possible using voice interfaces to make more accessible web applications. Learn more about the technical aspects of the project here:

    Building Conversational Interfaces to Make the Web Accessible for All

    Not long ago we wrote about a proof-of-concept we worked on in collaboration with CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) that would empower users with a voice-activated calendar application. Today, we're going to break down some of the more technical aspects of how we created the prototype and discuss some of the limitations we encountered along the way.

  • Exciting news! We're partnering with CNIB and HackerYou to create a more accessible learn-to-code opportunity for partially sighted or blind individuals. Read all about it here:

    Levelling the Playing Field: Myplanet, CNIB, & HackerYou Partner to Create Accessible...

    About six months ago, we were wrapping up a project we co-created with CNIB and an idea came up that we were immediately interested in making happen if we could. It fit our core values and it was in line with the kinds of work we wanted to be doing and the ways in which we want to be doing it.

  • Bookmark this for your Saturday morning laze-about-in-bed-without-feeling-guilty read. Our take on where retail technology is headed and how businesses can prepare:

    Surviving & Thriving in Retail: Key Themes for 2019

    Myplanet has worked with some of the world's leading retail companies in a number of sectors (consumer electronics, luxury goods, athletic apparel, travel, financial, and telecommunications to name a few) and it's always interesting to compare and contrast industry insider perspectives with our own.

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