Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Science fiction has often been credited with laying the groundwork for real life technological leaps. Nebula Award-winning sci-fi writer Pamela Sargent called the genre, “the literature of ideas.” From robots, artificial intelligence, and rockets, science fiction has entertained a lot of ideas on what science might be able to create if given a few years and the dedication of some brilliant minds.”
- Design bootcamps are a scam →
And why students fall prey.
By Ryan Ford
- Can company visions be harmful to junior designers? →
Visions that enable vs inhibit.
By Sanna Rau
- Challenging the blue checkmark →
How to design ethical status on social media.
By Richard Yang (@richard.ux)
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- Product Designer @ The New York Times
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Make me think
- Good design is intentional →
“It’s time we expand what it means to create more meaningful relationships between people and technology by considering the intentionality of the products we build.”
- Qualifying your ideas →
“So, why is it so tempting to throw ideas around recklessly? Because it’s cheap. High-level perspectives leave all the details and intricacies of implementation hidden from view, so a lot more things seem realistic. And guess what: this is the most common perspective founders, and stakeholders have.”
- The end of organizing →
“I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but all of the time we’ve spent organizing our notes was probably wasted. Instead, in the immediate future, our notes will be organized for us by large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Demystifying Figma auto layout →
Learn the basics and stop struggling.
By Anna Rzepka
- User onboarding best practices →
Designing a streamlined first-time UX.
By Taras Bakusevych
- UX cheat sheet: sign-up patterns →
Do you need to redo your current registration process?
By Tess Gadd
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