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UX & Design Conferences, CES 2019, Software Predictions, and Some Truly Choice TV

Posted Jan. 4, 2019

After an expansive and highly productive 2018, the projekt202 team across our five — count ‘em, five! — offices hit the ground running for the abbreviated first workweek of 2019.

Along the way, here are five news articles in the New Year that grabbed our attention and fueled conversations this week.

The Best UX and Design Conferences in 2019 — the Definitive Guide

UX Collective shared this comprehensive list for creative professionals looking for design events, user experience meetups, and conferences to attend in 2019. We love lists and this is a great one, packed with worldwide event dates, locations and links to all relevant websites.

#1 Among Top Custom Software Developers

This was good news to launch 2019: projekt202 was listed at #1 in the Clutch Leaders Matrix of Top Custom Software Developers.

CES 2019: What to Expect from the Biggest Tech Show of the Year

Here comes the latest tech for PCs, gaming, TVs, phones, cars, smart homes, and, of course, those increasingly adorable robot overlords. The annual Consumer Electronics Show rolls out the glitz, glamour and occasional “whaaa…?!” next week in Las Vegas (Jan. 8-11).

Software Predictions for 2019

Thought leaders weigh in on what to expect from the software development industry in 2019.

That Interactive Episode of “Black Mirror”

You had us at “story of a young coder who creates a computer game inspired by an adventure novel.” Over the holiday break, Netflix released the “Bandersnatch” episode of its popular “Black Mirror” series — and we’re still uncovering and debating all the twists and turns (no spoilers! no spoilers!). As this article points out, it’s a pretty savvy and buzzworthy hybrid of entertainment, digital marketing and UX research.


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