Weekend reading list – week of October 6

October 10, 2014

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of October 6.

The wallet is dead?
A plastic card with a touch screen, Plastc stores all of your important cards in one place (bank, health insurance, gift cards, transit pass, access etc.). To learn more, watch the presentation video.
→ Watch it on the Plastc website

The New Yorker takes a leap
Renowned for featuring artistic and innovative cover art, The New Yorker has unveiled its first animated GIF cover.
→ Read it on Convince and Convert

Animals on the web…
Why does everyone love Doge, Grumpy Cat and Boo the dog? This article explores how animals become online memes, why they’re so popular and what they generate for their owners.
→ Read it on Medium

Demystifying UX design
A new tool that helps you better understand the world of UX design has just been launched by Cyber-Duck, the British agency that also developed it. This tool contains an exhaustive glossary of all basic design terms and is useful for both beginners and experts.
→ Read it on UX Companion

Christmas—and gift-buying season—is just around the corner
Did you know that 83% of online consumers are willing to wait a few days if it means getting free delivery? Or that 33% of in-store customers prefer to get information from a smartphone rather than ask an employee a question? Here are five current buying trends.
→ Read it on the Think with Google blog

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team

Image : Boo the dog