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  • Designing beyond the colonial imaginary

    Designing beyond the colonial imaginary

    How can we imagine, practice, and build outside the confines of the colonial imaginary? Continue reading on UX Collective » Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “There are many out there, but these five folks are having tough conversations with the government, big tech, and other technologists. They are bringing to light the issues that […]

  • AI warnings, Figma’s AI features, avoiding feature flops

    AI warnings, Figma’s AI features, avoiding feature flops

    Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “There are many out there, but these five folks are having tough conversations with the government, big tech, and other technologists. They are bringing to light the issues that are starting to unfold with social media, generative AI, and LLMs and trying to change the script of how we […]

  • How UX can be a key differentiator for AI

    How UX can be a key differentiator for AI

    Shifting focus from raw power to adaptive interfaces in the era of AI parity. What Dall-E, thinks my article is about As we progress towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), the Large Language Models (LLMs) arms race intensifies. Companies compete across multiple dimensions: cost efficiency, training model size, compute power, speed, reasoning benchmarks, and context length, in efforts […]

  • Don’t be fooled by Figma’s new AI features

    Don’t be fooled by Figma’s new AI features

    How to leverage AI effectively without losing focus on designers’ roles and responsibilities. Figma AI feature from the keynote ‘Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got I am still I am still Jenny from the block.’ That’s how the chorus of a famous J Lo song goes. I am a kid of the ’00s, but […]

  • Optimizing Figma variables and components

    Optimizing Figma variables and components

    Learn how to build a flexible and responsive design system in Figma using tokens and components. Continue reading on UX Collective » The race for perfection is unending and impossible. Stop running. The headline sounds a bit bigger than the topic of user experience. And truthfully, it is. The struggle for perfectionism is uniquely human, and its […]

  • Paint-by-numbers: the digitisation of color

    Paint-by-numbers: the digitisation of color

    On the complexity of black-and-white to the simplicity of the 16,777,216 possible colors of RGB Continue reading on UX Collective » The race for perfection is unending and impossible. Stop running. The headline sounds a bit bigger than the topic of user experience. And truthfully, it is. The struggle for perfectionism is uniquely human, and its pursuit […]

  • UX startup survival guide: build your application the right way

    UX startup survival guide: build your application the right way

    Poor practices consume startups because of foundations built of sand. It doesn’t have to be that way with a few considerations. Debt consumes startups because of foundations built of sand. My career for the last decade has focused on design leadership in Series C startups. This often involves cleaning up inconsistent information architectures, roll-your-own design systems, […]

  • AI ethicists are speaking out, but are we listening?

    AI ethicists are speaking out, but are we listening?

    The future of our global society could look bleak if AI is left unregulated, but these five responsible technologists have ideas on how to change it. Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash Warren Buffet’s business partner, Charlie Munger, once said: “Show me the incentive, and I will show you the outcome.” Attention has become the main incentive […]

  • Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    I know. Our beloved Figma got more expensive with its price-adjustments earlier this year. The new prices and plan limitations have made me reconsider the design tool I use for my personal work. But it’s been tough finding a tool comparable to Figma. After searching for Figma dupes, I started using Framer with the free version […]

  • Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    I know. Our beloved Figma got more expensive with its price-adjustments earlier this year. The new prices and plan limitations have made me reconsider the design tool I use for my personal work. But it’s been tough finding a tool comparable to Figma. After searching for Figma dupes, I started using Framer with the free version […]

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