Facelift, Refresh, Redesign — strategies for paying off Design Debt
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Prioritization and adding Design Debt work to the roadmap require a cross-team collaboration and planning combined with a deep understanding of dependencies and risks. Aligning the Design Debt work with the general company direction increases the chances for the initiative to succeed. In this article, I will explore the most popular strategies that enable paying off Design Debt while supporting long-term product plans.”
Facelift, Refresh, Redesign — strategies for paying off Design Debt →
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Don’t ask users your burning questions →
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The design principle paradox →
When principles are too complex to understand and remember.
Exclusion in design skill maps →
Why design skill maps are not inclusive career ladders.
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Little gems this week
Beyond AI Art: Image generation for broader creative applications →
Design systems: prototyping on steroids →
Make me think
Passive audio: Is it time for a new user experience? →
“If you’re anything like me, you’ve noticed a shift in our public audio environment. There are people talking on phones. There’s music. You can hear entertainment audio. Things have gotten loud.”
Folk interfaces →
“Designers talk of “folk practices” to describe the ways people creatively adapt and repurpose objects in their environment to meet their needs. Ledges used as tables, chairs as doorstoppers, cup handles as teabag holders, and stairs as seating.”
Tools and resources
SVG optimization →
8 tips to get better code before exporting your files.
Kerning and glyph atlases →
Adventures in text rendering.
Media queries →
What was that media query code again?