Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Nastily telling someone they’re doing it wrong, or ignoring them altogether, is to engage in a kind of pernicious hypocrisy. If you’ve ranked up to the point where gatekeeping is even a possibility, you certainly owe your ascent at least in some part to a few naive souls having been willing to take a chance on Younger You.”
- What’s missing in the Threads App? →
A few accessibility and feature misses with the Threads launch.
By Camryn Manker
- Can we change Amazon? →
The rise of the informed consumer.
By Geli Skandalis
- Designing with the brain in mind →
A deep dive into neuroaesthetics.
By Martina Sartor
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Make me think
- Design for the web without Figma →
“Pick the right tool for the job, that’s the answer. And stop making bold statements which come with great consequences to younger designers foolish enough to listen to you.”
- AI terminology cheat sheet →
“Artificial Intelligence (AI): Non-biological intelligence. Narrow intelligence: Ability to the complex and narrow set of goals, e.g., play chess or drive a car. General intelligence: Ability to accomplish virtually any goal, including learning.”
- The optimization sinkhole →
“Instead of looking around my living space with gratitude for the soft comfort I’ve built for myself, inflected with my peculiar tastes and preferences, I see lack. And that dissatisfaction becomes a sort of lingering fog, dampening my experience of the world.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Designing for Apple Vision Pro →
18 principles to keep in mind.
By Jishnu Hari
- Midjourney’s new pan feature →
5 things you need to know.
By Geeky Animals
- Free faces →
A curated collection of free typefaces.
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Gatekeeping in design, UX issues on Threads, Midjourney’s new feature was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.