Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
What do we really appreciate about design? Why are we here? Why now?
It was easier to ignore these questions when designers were growing in their careers and unlocking opportunities everywhere. For many with the privilege of working in Big Tech for the past decade, it was a matter of taking a deep breath while they fantasized about a different career without the stress, politics, and Kafkaesque ambiguity of big corporations.
When all that Big Tech energy starts to dissipate, we find ourselves standing before the mirror, heart pounding, confronted with the only question left for us:
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- Embracing AI as a material for design →
Now is the time to learn about AI by using it.
By Guus Baggermans
- Missing a point: the UX of subtitles →
Understanding how much context we lose without sound.
By Olesia Vdovenko
- Lessons of design →
Learnings from almost two decades of design.
By Fabricio Teixeira
- The tech industry needs to live up to its ideals →
Beyond the facade of free food, massages, and dry cleaning.
By Chelsey Glasson
- The end of deceptive subscription patterns? →
Understanding FTC’s new rules on subscription cancelations.
By Shreyansh Kotak
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Make me think
- Good design requires persuasion →
“Even the most persuasive objects came into being by successful persuasion. In our time, after all, very few things of consequence are made without collaboration, which itself requires constant persuasion and agreement.”
- You are what you measure →
“Spending the time to get the right metrics affects so many things down the line. This one-and-a-half-minute clip shows why and outlines a way to align on the right metrics to track.”
- How the push for efficiency changes us →
“A Year of Efficiency might mean you can fit in more social media posts, more podcast episodes, more emails, or even more products or services. But how do you feel at the end? How has your relationship with yourself changed? How has your relationship with others changed?”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Making chatbots accessible →
It’s all about how you design them.
By Camryn Manker
- Maintaining icon libraries in Design systems →
Practical tips for Figma users.
By Sepeda Rafael
- How to name tokens in a Design System →
The shapes of naming taxonomies for scale.
By Kevin Muldoon
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You are what you measure, accepting Design, the UX of subtitles was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.