Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“As a UX Designer deeply invested in the world of apps and user experience, there’s a subject that has been occupying my mind lately — the fascinating interplay between anticipatory, persuasive, and emotional design in UX. We’ve all encountered those products that seem to hold an irresistible allure, effortlessly keeping us hooked. But have you ever wondered how these products leverage psychological techniques to influence our decisions, sometimes even at the cost of our autonomy?”
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- The inverse value of UX and Art →
Limited edition vs. utility design.
By Darren Yeo
- Risk tolerance →
Why some countries prefer more complex UIs.
By Bas Wallet
- Why companies kill great design →
Sometimes it’s not about the design.
By Olesia Vdovenko
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Make me think
- What was the TED talk? →
“I like to call this fusion ‘the inspiresting.’ Stylistically, the inspiresting is earnest and contrived. It is smart but not quite intellectual, personal but not sincere, jokey but not funny. It is an aesthetic of populist elitism.”
- How AI reduces the world to stereotypes →
“Even stereotypes that are not inherently negative, she said, are still stereotypes: They reflect a particular value judgment, and a winnowing of diversity.”
- What does a happily ever after look like? →
“What comes to mind when imagining the archetypical romance novel might be either a scantily clad man clutching a fainting lady, or a colorful pop illustration with big block text.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Inactive but still accessible →
What should be the contrast level of inactive buttons?
By Giulia Alfarano
- 20 lessons for new design managers →
A list with reflections and advice.
By Tarryn Lambert Consulting
- App motion gallery →
Explore the best, hand-picked app motion design.
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