How returning to the craft taught me to be a better leader
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“I went back to the craft because I missed delivering products and services for people. The transition away from management (where I mainly designed slide decks) back to designing products wasn't an easy switch; many of the tools and practices have changed over the years. For a while, I asked myself daily if I still ‘had it’, whatever exactly ‘it’ is.”
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Diabetes tracking →
Comparing the UX of diabetes monitoring systems.
Rapid personas →
A play for your UX Playbook.
Strategic research →
How to kick off strategic research if you are NOT Spotify?
SND: a library of carefully crafted UI sounds for UX developers.
Product Designer (all-levels) @ SurveyMonkey
This is an opportunity to apply your design craft and thinking toward products that give individuals a voice and produce decision-making intelligence from data.
Product Designer @ Solstice
Clean tech Series A startup with a compassionate and supportive team. Have impact scaling clean energy access and energy justice.
Make me think
Would carbon food labels change the way you shop? →
“As the climate impact of food becomes clearer, consumers are considering how they can alter their diets. The food we eat is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions — but what is the actual carbon cost of your weekly shop?”
Baby pics, life lessons, and obits: what happened to LinkedIn? →
“These changes helped transform the site from a staid social-networking platform for white-collar workers and the recruiters who court them into more of a content platform, where personal milestones, cultural events, and current affairs are refracted through the lens of professional development.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Figma component properties →
Super-helpful tips when working with component properties.
Designing pricing pages →
Design patterns and techniques to design better interfaces.
Dataviz color →
What background color should your dataviz have?