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As a user, I don’t want to
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
Since their invention in 1997, user stories have become ubiquitous. The simple format of “as X, I want Y so that I can Z” has helped countless software teams stay focused on the value they provide for their customers.
The truth is: As a user, I don’t want to use a product at all.
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Are you a starter or a finisher? →
Why your team needs a better balance between both.
From UX to Growth Design →
5 principles to multiply your value.
Regenerative UX →
There’s trouble in the water right now.
Why aren’t design roles simpler? →
A no-nonsense guide to marketing and UX roles.
Sparkles aren’t good UX✨ →
You can’t substitute important info with sparkles.
The UX Collective is celebrating its 15th anniversary as an independent design publication. Here’s a letter from our editors about what we’re not doing.
Make me think
Why the world isn't as bad as you think →
“News coverage is terrible at capturing the biggest good news stories: the long-term trends that show vast improvements in human living standards across long stretches of time. We need to fix that.”
The semiautomated social network is coming →
“It makes sense that LinkedIn would be the first major social network to push AI-generated content on its users. The Microsoft-owned company is weird. It’s corporate. It’s full of workfluencer posts and engagement bait that ranges in tone from management consultant bland to cheerfully psychotic. Happily, this is the same emotional spectrum on which AI tends to operate.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
A taxonomy for alerts and notifications →
Alert, Toast, Callout, Popup, Snackbar, or Notification?
How people read online →
Tips for accessible text.
How to set up an in-app feedback →
Oh, the way you make me feel.
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