Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
2022 taught us a humbling lesson on volatility and change. A year that started with the unparalleled promise of web3 (and the acronym party of NFT, DAO, DEX, DeFi), ended on a different and less energizing note. Faith in crypto is shrinking, the metaverse has now become an expensive joke, and web3 startups are trying to force unimaginable use cases down everyone’s throats.
This is the 9th edition of The State of UX report by the UX Collective: a critical look at our industry based on 1k+ articles published and shared with our 500k+ subscribers in 2022.
- ChatGPT predictions →
Our yearly UX trends report, but written by ChatGPT AI.
By Fabricio Teixeira
- Is ChatGPT the new Google? →
How ChatGPT is blowing Google out of the water: a UX breakdown.
By Megan Ng
- ChatGPT shift →
How to prepare for an AI-powered future.
By Richard Andhika
- Sparkling inclusive tech →
We are changing history by enlighting the dark corners of tech.
By Luis Berumen Castro
- Elon’s UX lesson →
How Elon’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the UX industry.
By Michael F. Buckley
Make me think
- A year of new avenues →
“It’s plain that neither the big tech companies nor the startup financiers are going to produce the ‘ways of relating’ that will matter in the next decade. Almost by definition, any experiment that’s truly pathbreaking and provocative is too weird and tiny for them to suffer. They are trapped in their stupendous scale; lucky us.”
- What happens to your brain when you stop believing in god →
“Only 1 percent of Americans raised with religion who no longer believe became unaffiliated through a onetime “crisis of faith.” Instead, 36 percent became disenchanted, and another 7 percent said their views evolved.”
- Do logos still matter? →
“As design, branding, and marketing have evolved since the mid 1950s — roughly the birth of modern corporate graphic design and marketing as we know it today — so too has the role of the logo, that stalwart of visual and brand identities. It was — and is — the first thing someone sees when connecting to a brand or product. It’s the signifier that (hopefully) pulls you deeper into the world of that brand.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- System-less typography →
Type guidelines for products that don’t follow a design system.
- Design system canvas →
Plan your design system on a single page.
- Google fonts →
The final Google Fonts Knowledge drop of 2022.
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UX in 2023, ChatGPT predictions, Victor Papanek, design systems canvas was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.