Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Is the Double Diamond still fit for purpose? The answer: probably not. The ascendance of fast-paced digital design and the complexities of the challenges designers are currently addressing with services and systems have left the Double Diamond a bit short of breath.”
- AI analysis, brainless design →
We need to build a habit of questioning AI.
By Alex Klein
- Every design team needs writers →
The secret behind great brands and products.
By Nick DiLallo
- Funny brand writing worth $320M — the analysis →
Tricks for not-so-serious but effective content design.
By Rita Kind-Envy
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Make me think
- The real consequences of Silicon Valley’s AI obsession →
“Sam Bankman-Fried made effective altruism a punchline, but its philosophy of maximum do-gooding masks a thriving culture of predatory behavior.”
- Slow design →
“In our fast-paced world today, we often forget the importance of patience and taking time to think things through. We want to remind people of the value of creativity and clever thinking, supporting a movement that embraces focus, skill, and understanding over fast production and short-lived trends.”
- The ‘Sunken Place’ is real in UX design →
“At the heart of this saying is something that’s often overlooked when UX leaders advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion — the complex reality of historically minoritized leaders actively discriminating against their own communities.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Developer-centric color systems →
Why it’s important that designers understand the developer’s needs.
By Russell Diaz
- Scroll-driven animations →
Demos and tools to show off scroll-driven animations.
- Mastering feedback →
Why it’s challenging and tips for providing constructive input.
By Carol Mayes
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