All designers start as copycats (and that’s ok)
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“All creative endeavors come with a learning curve. And similar to how it aids in our development as human beings, imitation has long been a critical learning tactic for designers looking to develop and mature their craft from understanding to execution.”
All designers start as copycats (and that’s ok) →
The UX Collective is an independent design publication that elevates unheard design voices, reaching over 500k+ designers every week.
Are we good at Alt Text? →
A reflection on Twitter’s Alt Text reminders.
Disruptive design patterns →
New design patterns going viral faster than ever.
Holistic design: a sustainable way forward? →
An approach to solving today’s large-scale problems.
A privacy-conscious analytics tool →
Finally a great alternative to tools like Hotjar and Google Analytics. This week’s newsletter sponsor provides the same tools (including site analytics, session recording, event tracking, feedback widgets, and heatmaps), but built with user privacy in mind.
Make me think
The rise of ‘luxury surveillance’ →
“The Everything Store is becoming an Everything Tracker, collecting and leveraging large amounts of personal data related to entertainment, fitness, health, and, it claims, security. It’s surveillance that millions of customers are opting in to.”
Semafor's infuriating climate misinformation →
“Ben Smith's news outlet promised to be "something new," but it's spreading tired fossil fuel industry propaganda just like the rest. Paltering is a form of lying that's commonly used in greenwashing.”
No, you’re not entitled to your opinion →
“As soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”
Little gems this week
Taylor Swift’s new album design: an (over)analysis →
What AI Art can tell us about the future of Design →
Evolution of manuals: UX inspiration from history →
Tools and resources
A project that celebrates illustrations.
Figma: HTML to design →
Convert any website into fully editable Figma files.
User pathways in analytics →
Understanding how users move through your product.
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