Inclusivity should not be W.E.I.R.D
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
It is estimated that 60% of the psychology and social studies are conducted on University Campuses, and their participants are Western, Educated, and from Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic Countries (W.E.I.R.D.).
Before jumping to conclusions, we must understand that a W.E.I.R.D. population is easy to target in Universities and Research facilities. Their time is abundant, compensation is cheap (if any), and most of the time, the test is conducted by facilitators with similar backgrounds only a few buildings away.
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Why are women encouraged to go into UX? →
Men dominate the tech sector, but not UX.
It’s about time CAPTCHAS become accessible →
The negative impact on usability.
Mind the AI gap →
Opportunity, insights, and fear in design.
Stress-testing AI-imagined art →
Or “your mother is a tracer”.
Which jobs will AI replace? →
Directions of the only product innovation still standing.
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Make me think
The Figma to browser chasm →
“Sometimes a Figma mock is too easily conflated with the end product. If you can’t translate all the hours and talent being sunk into a Figma file to working code in the browser, you’re throwing away time and money.”
Critical thinking is great, but we need 'critical ignoring' →
“A boundless wealth of high-quality information is available at our fingertips right next to a ceaseless torrent of low-quality, distracting, false and manipulative information.”
Why you should stop reading news →
“Rarely do we stop to ask ourselves questions about the media we consume: Is this good for me? Is this dense with detailed information? Is this important? Is this going to stand the test of time?”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Interactive components in ProtoPie →
A step-by-step guide.
Dark mode toggles →
Easy to use, animated toggles.
Type design resources →
From learning the basics to running your own foundry.
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