Google Fonts + 한국어 소개
Great typography makes the web more beautiful, fast, and open—but only if it’s available to everyone. This year, Google Fonts unveiled an innovative new delivery system for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) character sets. By scanning language patterns on the Korean web, their ML-powered smart API “slices and dices” incredibly large font files (the complexity of the Hangul script for example, requires thousands and thousands of glyphs) into smaller “byte-sized” chunks, delivering only what you need, when you need it. The result? Faster page loads all around, and a roadmap for expanded support in the near future (not to mention a gorgeous site that showcases the open-source Korean fonts available).
People + AI Research (PAIR) Collection
Neural Networks. Teachable Machines. The UX of AI. No longer relegated to sci-fi movies, these terms and the concepts behind them are increasingly part of our day-to-day experiences. For UX designers and the people building this tech, it’s mission-critical to understand the field’s challenges, the effect of bias, and how to use a human-centered design process. Enter People + AI Research (PAIR)—the Google team focused on surfacing articles, resources, and frameworks that do just that. We’re especially amped about their new collection on Google Design. As a resource, it’s one of the only places you can find practical insights on designing with ML, and case studies that unpack the thinking and design decisions behind real products—like Google Clips and Emoji Scavenger Hunt (🕵️♀️). With a throughline on building more inclusive tech, this collection is particularly resonant in 2018. We’ve bookmarked it and so should you.