MUST READS

Flash Reads Nov '20


🎨 DESIGN DELIGHTS 🎨

The UX of Among Us: The importance of colorblind-friendly design

The biggest surprise of 2020 was perhaps the explosive popularity of Among Us, a game first released in 2018. The game now has an average of 150,000 active players, up from the sub-20 it had at launch! But not everyone can join in the fun. Colorblind people make up 300 million of the world’s population, and this can be a big issue when color is such an integral part of the game! Read on to find out what Among Us developers can do to improve accessibility!

🌿 GOING GREEN 🌿

Why American public transit is so bad

Compared to other major cities like Tokyo, Shanghai, or even here in Singapore, it’s a well-known fact that in America, it’s almost impossible to commute by public transport outside of New York City. This means most of the population resorts to driving, which has terrible implications on the environment. But cities must first be designed with public transport in mind. Find out what could change to make America more public transport friendly.

🤯 TASTY TRIVIA 🤯

Inside the surprising social networks of fish (yes, fish)

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, seen that it’s completely empty and figured it’s not a good place to eat at? It turns out that fish are much like us in that regard! A team of scientists made use of big data and discovered that fish are socially inclined to dine together, and their social networks impact the coral reefs at large. Find out more here.