Genderless design is a myth
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Design can never truly be free of culture, gender, and bias. Our pursuit of a neutral and universal design may bring us to modernism, minimalism, and the Apple-esque aesthetic, but these design schools, inspired by Eurocentric standards, carry qualities associated with masculinity. How can we go beyond the stereotypical binary view of masculine and feminine and create more universal, inclusive designs? Genderfluidity can give us a hint about the future of design and culture.”
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Onboarding audits →
Why are streaming services copying each other?
Too data-driven →
Listen to users, but only 85% of the time.
Design debt kills consistency →
How to pay off design debt in small chunks.
Why so serious? →
Corporate culture is killing the designer’s soul.
Gender, design, innovation →
Changing gender roles to uphold power structures.
Graphis: a signpost to the Graphis logo archives.
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Little gems this week
Handling cross-team feedback loops on design work →
Dark mode with design tokens →
How we used to hack in absolute position in Figma →
Make me think
How can we make presentations better? →
“Great presentations are really great stories. It’s great stories that move people, not stock images, bullet points, or diagrams. To achieve that we needed to create a new category of presentation apps. One that starts with what you want to say.”
Becoming an expert →
“You cannot be a craftsperson unless the process is the reward. This philosophy also explains happiness: Happiness isn't an end state. It’s having the freedom to pursue the continual grind you enjoy. What is a process exactly? It’s a craftsperson’s flow state wherein they exercise creativity, solve challenges, and chase perfection.”
Tools and resources
Research templates →
A library of templates including usability, surveys, prototypes, and more.
Copy & paste glyphs with ease.
UX research portfolios →
How can I tell an amazing story as a UX Researcher?