Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“A quick internet search will direct you to plenty of articles about current or future design trends. For UI designers, neumorphism is in, and skeuomorphism is out. Logo designers should expect to see a lot of simple geometry and variable type. Literally today, I just read that parallax effects and horizontal scrolling are going to make a comeback in web design trends, after falling out of favor in years prior.
I don’t care about any of these things. And neither should you.”
Why design trends are bad for business →
By Jon Robinson
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- Knowing what it’s not →
Defining the negative space as a technique.
By Dennis Knopf
- Web 3’s technological utopia →
The inability of tech to make the world a better place.
By Oscar von Hauske
- Can UX design save democracy? →
Defining the boundaries of AI and who controls that power.
By Jasper Kense
- Exchanging personal data →
Understanding data as a currency for a good experience.
By Corina Stirbu
- Non-linear careers →
Approaches that help build resilience in career paths.
By Janko Jovanovic
Infinite conversation →
An AI-generated discussion between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek.
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Make me think
- How America turned against the First Amendment →
“Moderation laws. Book bans. Courts that keep getting played. America’s politicians are tired of the First Amendment getting in their way, and no one seems to care.”
- How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model →
“By now, we’ve all heard stories of artists who have unwillingly found their work used to train generative AI models, the frustration of being turned into a popular prompt for people to mimic you, or how Stable Diffusion was being used to generate NSFW images of celebrities.”
- Labour of love →
“Unfortunately, the work that most of us spend the bulk of our days on is not work that fills up our self-actualization tank. Mostly, we work at a job to make money so we can pay for a place to sleep and food to eat. We work to prove that we deserve to live.”
Little gems this week
Using Figma’s New Sections feature →
By Ben Maclaren
Duolingo’s redesign: 4 things they got right, 1 improvement →
By Aaron Cecchini-Butler
Why I moved on from Figma →
By Shamsi Brinn
Tools and resources
- Womp →
A new way to 3D.
- WCAG color contrast →
Getting the logic right.
- Squeaky →
A privacy-conscious analytics tool.
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Web 3’s utopia, non-linear careers, why I moved on from Figma was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.