Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
In the past decade, when looking at the level of individual companies, AI exposure has correlated with reduced hiring. Thanks to AI, firms are not only changing the job requirements for their roles — but they are also hiring less overall. We finally see the effects on “skilled” labor that we’ve already seen for “routine” labor; no longer can we say that our creative roles are AI-proof. Empirical evidence is building for what economists have long predicted.
This week, we saw the announcement of at least two services that show UX is coming up pretty soon on that list: Genius, a designer copilot which understands what you’re designing and makes smart suggestions, and Galileo, another AI that might be able to replace designers altogether. Designers obviously rushed to sign up for the waitlist, and many publicly state they are excited to start testing those tools.
- How loss is experienced by designers →
And 10 tips for finding yourself again.
By Darren Yeo
- Design for AI →
What should people who design AI know?
By Hal Wuertz
- How I prototype to communicate, not complicate →
5 prototyping techniques so you don’t get lost in the weeds.
By Patrick Morgan
- Design for life, not just Dribbble →
Making a case for the design pedagogy of real-world UX.
By T. Robert Roeth
- Ethical dilemmas on studying human behavior for marketing →
Turning challenges into possible paths.
By Karla Paniagua R.
- Senior Product Designer @ The Washington Post
This division of The Washington Post has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving more than 1,500 sites in 25 countries that reach more than 1.5 billion unique and visitors monthly.
Make me think
- The strangely beautiful experience of Google Reviews →
“Most of the time, reviews alternate between angry, comically banal, and downright bizarre. There’s a darker layer, too — instances in which reviews have been used to retaliate against businesses for political or social reasons.”
- For your next side project, make a browser extension →
“Because the browser DOM can be hacked in open-ended ways, it’s possible to build extensions that modify the behavior of an app in ways that the original creators never anticipated or intended to support.”
- The market for lemons →
“Not only are new services being built to a self-defeatingly low UX and performance standard, existing experiences are pervasively re-developed on unspeakably slow, JS-taxed stacks.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Advanced Figma prototyping →
Tips, tricks, and little hidden gems we love.
By Christine Vallaure
- Advanced UX writing techniques →
Tips to unblock your writing.
By Nick DiLallo
- Common login patterns →
An exhaustive UX cheat sheet.
By Tess Gadd
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