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Beyond form and function: Design is poetry
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Poems are not just form; they always also have a function—as does design. They intend to convey a deeper truth. They want to evoke feelings that (hopefully) result in a certain experience—as does design. In this sense, poems serve as an interface between author and reader who engage in an asynchronous dialog (Adler & Van Doren, 2014)—as does design, just with users instead of readers.”
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Senior designer salaries →
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Innovation is slowing down →
Why tech innovation has been slowing for decades.
Can data dissolve assumptions? →
Why we need to stop bashing ‘assumptions’ and start aligning them.
The stress of always-on work →
How always-on work is killing your flow and what designers can do.
Ethical design as risk management →
How do we convince decision-makers to make ethical design a priority?
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Little gems this week
Make me think
Tech futurism's blind spot →
“Tech alone won’t solve the climate crisis. (And believing it can is a recipe for disaster.) But our tech elites simply have too much power to act as though this is entirely someone else’s problem to solve.”
Avoiding featurism →
“The major issue with getting sucked into a black-hole of “featurism” is there is no single person to blame. It probably seems easy to place all the responsibility on PMs or team leaders, but even if they are the ones adding excessive complexity to a given project, it is the role of developers and designers to speak up.”
Tools and resources
AI tools for designers →
A set of AI tools to assist your design and dev workflow.
Lucide icons →
Beautiful & consistent icon toolkit made by the community.
Figma autoname →
A tool to name your Figma layers in one click.
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