Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • You can learn a lot from a Chinese teapot

    You can learn a lot from a Chinese teapot

    The way we perceive beauty Continue reading on UX Collective » Creating a new UI component in Figma for yourself, your team, or your Design System is a form of art. It’s not easy, and there’s a lot to consider when building a component. Luckily, Figma prioritizes features for full-time or ad-hoc Design System designers […]

  • What I learned from leading apps about signup and onboarding

    What I learned from leading apps about signup and onboarding

    Exploring how the most popular mental health apps approach signup and onboarding Engagement during the signup flow Let’s start exploring different design approaches and patterns used by leading healthcare applications from signup flows. Reference usage metrics to build trust Flo app mentions a number of period cycles it helped to track, a number of reviews with some of […]

  • AI isn’t human, it’s math

    AI isn’t human, it’s math

    AI is very broad, meaning there’s no singular definition, meaning contradictory claims reasonably coexist Continue reading on UX Collective » While sparkles have effectively monopolized the identification of AI, concerns about accessibility and intuitive communication have risen. Striking a balance between leveraging established patterns and ensuring a seamless, integrated experience is key. Illustration by the author Sparkles […]

  • Life after Spotify: what no one tells you about life after layoffs

    Life after Spotify: what no one tells you about life after layoffs

    In December 2023, I was part of the 17% impacted by the layoffs at Spotify as a User Researcher. Since then, I have been navigating the job market as a junior, alongside the uncertainties and turmoil caused by losing my job. My layoff story Monday, December 4th, was a day like any other. I woke up before […]

  • How all-you-can-eat buffets are designed

    How all-you-can-eat buffets are designed

    The psychology of maximizing consumption Continue reading on UX Collective » The future of digital experience is here — but it’s being minced into microscopic use cases. Serving AI features to users like little peas — instead of a substantial meal. TLDR: The thing missing from AI user experience is, well, the experience. It’s been 17 months since the tech […]

  • Curb-cut effect in practice

    Curb-cut effect in practice

    Wheelchair-inspired curb cuts led to universal accessibility. From closed captioning to QR codes, designs meant for one group benefit many. Continue reading on UX Collective » For the last couple of years, the field of Design has witnessed an invisible decline in impact, trust, and ambition. Wait what? Please keep reading. We’ve worked hard to get […]

  • Is ⌘ + C the new design process?

    Is ⌘ + C the new design process?

    For the last couple of years, the field of Design has witnessed an invisible decline in impact, trust, and ambition. Wait what? Please keep reading. We’ve worked hard to get a seat at the imaginary table and for many, it’s been hard to demonstrate the business impact behind design. Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” — Pablo Picasso. We’ve heard […]

  • How to archive your design system effectively

    How to archive your design system effectively

    Why preserving design decisions, not visual components, matters most Continue reading on UX Collective » I’ve been part of the interviewing teams before, but this is my first time being the hiring manager. It’s been quite a learning experience. Clean Resume on Creative Market This year my team is hiring product designers. While I’ve been part […]

  • How to archive your design system effectively

    How to archive your design system effectively

    Why preserving design decisions, not visual components, matters most Continue reading on UX Collective » I’ve been part of the interviewing teams before, but this is my first time being the hiring manager. It’s been quite a learning experience. Clean Resume on Creative Market This year my team is hiring product designers. While I’ve been part […]

  • A “single source of truth”-and other Design System lies

    A “single source of truth”-and other Design System lies

    Truth as shared responsibility. Continue reading on UX Collective » When quantity of features is the default for many organizations, how can UX-minded individuals bring about, and protect quality? Let’s talk about a simple starting point that you can integrate into your teams operations. First, a reality check. Let’s be honest, unless you’re in one of […]

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