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  • We deserve a better life outside of Figma. It’s time to design our time.

    We deserve a better life outside of Figma. It’s time to design our time.

    Designers are busy people, by design. Let’s learn how to focus on what matters every day. Continue reading on UX Collective » The paradox of standardization. (Source: betterprogramming.pub) To design requires a varied and complex skillset. You must process lots of information to understand the needs and desires of the end user and then creatively […]

  • The art of not being so freaking pushy

    The art of not being so freaking pushy

    Why are we starved for gentle, subtle content—and blind to CTAs? Continue reading on UX Collective » Accepting and learning to deal with politics can propel you forward in your achievements, but ignoring it can stall your career. Many depict politics as a chess game… but have you ever wondered if both are playing on the […]

  • Design fable: the ducks in AI

    Design fable: the ducks in AI

    About imposters, supercycles, debugging, and frameworks. Continue reading on UX Collective » Accepting and learning to deal with politics can propel you forward in your achievements, but ignoring it can stall your career. Many depict politics as a chess game… but have you ever wondered if both are playing on the same side of the board […]

  • On which side do we put the primary button?

    On which side do we put the primary button?

    Revisiting: button placements. Continue reading on UX Collective » The dos and don’ts of price rise emails. Two months ago, I started virtual cycle trainer Zwift to help train for a triathlon. At the time, it was raining outside, it was cold, and my bike had gathered so much dust from lack of use. If you don’t […]

  • Known purpose and trusted potential

    Known purpose and trusted potential

    The ethics of an interface which simulates 100% confidence on a product which is anything less than 100% accurate. Scene from Christine (1983) In this week’s OpenAI “Spring Update” video they showed their new product called GPT-4o, pronounced “For? Oh…” The presentation includes a series of smartphone demos where GPT-4o was spoken to and shown things […]

  • It’s time to upgrade from “hard-working” to “highly efficient”

    It’s time to upgrade from “hard-working” to “highly efficient”

    4 questions to get your work to “good enough,” stop re-iterating, and move on to the next thing. Continue reading on UX Collective » When H&M is the example of responsible design, that means we put the bar too low. Shein’s landing page experience. If this is not overwhelming, what is? As you arrive at an ultrafast […]

  • Is the planet the missing member of your project team?

    Is the planet the missing member of your project team?

    The internet has a dirty secret. The internet is killing the planet. We’ve designed a ferocious energy-consuming monster. The statistics are sobering: If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth most polluting country in the world, with annual emissions similar to those of Germany¹. Communication technology will probably use 14% of global electricity […]

  • What can UX Researchers learn from YouTube’s success with Gen Z?

    What can UX Researchers learn from YouTube’s success with Gen Z?

    Data shows that teenagers are obsessed with YouTube, and they’re not alone. For UX researchers of the future, the platform’s success shows… Continue reading on UX Collective » Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “If we’re being honest with ourselves, the transformative new era hasn’t been so transformative yet. We were given the ‘most profound […]

  • AI product design: Identifying skills gaps and how to close them

    AI product design: Identifying skills gaps and how to close them

    Source: https://left.eu/ai-act-big-tech-says-jump-eu-asks-how-high/ TLDV: It’s not uncommon for AI product designers to encounter challenges in their work, especially when it comes to understanding the complex technologies behind AI products. This can make it difficult for them to communicate effectively with technical experts, leading to further complications. Additionally, keeping up with the ever-evolving design patterns for human-AI […]

  • Demystifying emerging technologies

    Demystifying emerging technologies

    We wouldn’t have the craze for AI if we didn’t have 40 years of popular images about sentient robots, smart assistants… think about Star Wars, Her, 2001 a Space Odyssey, and many more. The same can be said of other emerging technologies. Cryptocurrencies emerged in a time of distrust of the government and financial institutions […]

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