How Twitter’s layoffs affect us all
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Any of us could face what our colleagues at Twitter faced yesterday. Some of us already have, and some of us will in the future, especially if you stick around the profession long enough.
It’s a good reminder that, whether we realize it or not, we’re in this together. We might be working for seemingly unrelated companies or direct competitors, but we’re connected by this overriding desire to do right by the people we serve. And by “people we serve,” I don’t mean our employers.”
Verification immolation →
Twitter UX nightmare, explained.
How Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral” →
Looking at Twitter alternatives.
Preparing for layoffs as a designer →
Learning from Twitter cuts.
Design after the end of the world →
Who decides what is innovative?
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Mona & Hubot Sans →
Two open-source fonts from Github.
Make me think
On rejecting positive thinking →
“The virtue of negative thinking in terms of mental health is one which has been obfuscated by the sugary vogue for trite affirmations. Instead, perhaps practising an art of responsible cynicism and an anti-capitalist spirit of critique might better suit a universe below ground zero.”
Feedback and design →
“You’ve likely heard a colleague open a conversation with this line. For many people, the word ‘feedback’ has negative connotations. They associate it with criticism of their work or — even worse — themselves.”
The diminishing returns of calendar culture →
“We live with these realities because they make the rest of our lives feel manageable. But time did not have to be arranged that way. We have imagined time, at least in Western countries, as subservient to commerce, and attempted to export or forcibly impose that understanding worldwide.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Classic UX →
A collection of HCI videos produced from 1983-2002.
Apple accessibility →
What designers can learn from Apple’s accessibility features.
Github blocks →
Reimagine repositories with custom, interactive blocks.
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