Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“To survive, UX needs a different type of designers: passionate, informed, well–rounded. UX designers with decades of experience and current bootcamp students should strive to develop a broad mindset, go above and beyond, master and challenge the frameworks, learn and bend the rules. Beyond the realization that design is far more than your daily craft lies the key to salvation for the entire industry.”
- Creativity as a system →
How to better manage creative energy over time.
By Kazden Cattapan
- Design and non-violent communication →
How to listen, empathize, and understand.
By Sanna Rau
- Analyzing the UX of Elden Ring →
And why I changed my mind about it.
By Maria Taneva
- UX lessons from a 17th-century warship disaster →
The tragedy of the Vasa.
By Slava Polonski, PhD
- Design is going down a weird path; we can still save it →
Stepping back and re-thinking our path.
By Lucas Vallim
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Make me think
- Most of our users are on desktop →
“Sure, some sites are desktop only, but while mobile usage continues to grow and desktop continues to fall, it makes sense to at least dig deeper to make sure you know why you have more desktop usage.”
- Four thousand weeks →
“A tribute to the book by Oliver Burkeman, an exploration of time management in the face of human finitude, and addressing the anxiety of ‘getting everything done.’”
- Your stuff is actually worse now →
“All manner of things we wear, plus kitchen appliances, personal tech devices, and construction tools, are among the objects that have been stunted by a concerted effort to simultaneously expedite the rate of production while making it more difficult to easily repair what we already own, experts say.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Visual design rules you can safely follow →
Learn once, use it many times.
- Neurodiversity Design System →
Designing accessible learning interfaces.
- Login form UI design guide →
Including portfolio annotations and hierarchy strips.
By Michal Malewicz
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Death of UX, non-violent communication, visual design rules was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.