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Modern products often have a large amount of user research data from different sources: user research interviews, intercom conversations, customer e-mails, surveys, customer reviews on various platforms, and whatnot. Making sense of all that data is a challenging task. A traditional way to do that is to maintain a neatly organized database with various corresponding tags.
But what if we can have our personal AI chatbot that can answer any question about our user research data?
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- “Make it easier” is not a product strategy →
Understanding the reasoning behind product decisions.
By Pavel Samsonov
- Serendipity by design →
Applying serendipity principles in the digital world.
By Milovan Jovicic
- Approaching AI takeover and how to remain relevant →
Avoiding FOMO and building insight for enduring growth.
By Onur Yuce Gun, PhD
The UX Collective is celebrating its 15th anniversary as an independent design publication. Here’s a letter from our editors about what we’re not doing.
Lessons of Design →
“For many years I thought I was the one in the driver’s seat. That I was the one creating the products. But after writing down these notes, I realized Design has shaped me in more ways than I could have imagined. Design has changed how I view the world, how I make decisions.”
- Senior Product UX Designer @ IKEA
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Make me think
- The apocalyptic delusions of the Silicon Valley elite →
“But to tech bros, physical reality is like the first stage of a rocket: The rocket launches, it falls and crashes down to the earth in a fireball, and you keep going up. That’s the way these gentlemen look at not only the physical world, but at us, the human beings who are alive now in this civilization. We are the first stage of the rocket, whose job is to work like drone bees to build their crafts, computers, trans-matter substantiators, and whatever it is that gets them to the next place, and we’re all left behind.”
- Design systems in the time of AI →
“For the longest time, I’ve been extolling the virtues of how a ready-to-use design system can help teams go from whiteboard sketch to working prototype in a matter of minutes. These AI tools can take that process down to seconds. Moreover, it lowers the barriers to entry so product managers, marketers, and the CEO can quickly generate new product screens without having to know how to sling Figma or code. (Designers, I can feel you squirming in your seats right now.)”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Modelling components in Figma →
A masterclass + cautionary tale.
By Chuck Rice
- How to stop deceptive patterns →
Ethical alternatives and transparent UX.
By Richard Yang (@richard.ux)
- Which of the million UX roles suits you best? →
A personality type analysis.
By Bas Wallet
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