Is Agile an anti-design pattern?
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“In Agile, discovery is assumed. At a minimum, you need a rough spec and some goals to get started. But is the spec validated against business goals or user needs? Is this the best solution? If so, when does that discovery work happen? Not during Agile development.”
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Web3 painpoints →
Why blockchain and web3 user interfaces will suck for a while.
0 to 1 →
Designing big, complex products from scratch.
The humanity of Blockchain →
Collaboration, contracts, and the tyranny of platforms.
Mind the ‘Uuh’ – this device will train you to avoid using filler words.
Make me think
What if... one day everything got better? →
“Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this year is on May 19, 2022. I can’t think of a better day. That gives you or your company about 6+ weeks to land some minor fixes on your homepages.”
Reducing Slack’s memory footprint →
“Slack’s desktop client can use a lot of memory. This memory footprint increases as the user signs into more teams, as each team runs in its own webview. More memory usage means worse performance, degrading our customer’s experience of Slack and their other applications.”
Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager. →
“Give the browser some solid rules and hints, then let it make the right decisions for the people that visit it, based on their device, connection quality and capabilities. This is how they will get a genuinely great user experience, rather than a fragmented, broken one.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Free UI loaders →
Free loaders & spinners for your next project.
Customize and download any icon.
Web3 UX fundamentals →
Designing web3 experiences for the average human.