The cult of AI, design is governance, Figma’s career levels, UX fatigue
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“At a fundamental level, all design is governance. We encounter inconveniences every day, both offline and in the apps we use. But it’s not enough to say it’s the result of bad design. It’s also a result of governance decisions made on behalf of the customers during the design process.”
How design is governance →By Amber Case
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- The cult of AI →
Why we need to be careful about fanatical language.
By Megan Rashid
- Why are so many designers fatigued? →
From burnout to balance.
By Chris Kernaghan
- Meet Florence Henri →
The forgotten female pioneer of surreal photography.
By Hao Wei, Tu
- Real user research →
Customers shouldn’t drive your product decisions, but validate yours.
By Karine Sabatier
- Building allyship →
Kickstarting your accessibility champions team.
By Tess Gadd
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To rebrand or not to rebrand? →By Rei Inamoto
Make me think
- Sabbath mode and assistive technology features →
“There’s a secret mode that comes with almost all large ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other large kitchen appliances. It is called Sabbath mode, and there is a very specific reason it is provided by the manufacturer.”
- WYSIWYGPT →
“[ChatGPT] caused an avalanche of news items and blog posts calling ‘game over’ for web developers and that soon all the work to build web products will be done by machines. Any person will be able to do that job — all you need to do is to ask the chatbot the right questions.”
- Advertising folk, it’s time to rethink what we’re selling →
“Every time we step on a bus or open a social media app, the invisible hand of our industry is there to build demand for new products and services that might make life better. And with up to 10,000 ads floating into our consciousness every day, how can we resist?”
Little gems this week
Sometimes you have to hide the body →By Michael McWatters
Usability heuristics in game design →By Tiina Golub
Accessibility vs emojis →
By Camryn Manker
Tools and resources
- Figma’s career levels →
How Figma thinks about performance within their design team.
- AI colors →
Generate palettes from a text prompt.
- Designing for Dyslexia →
Software accessibility for users with Dyslexia.
By Eva Katharina Wolf
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