Material You had to happen this year
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“As with everything done ‘for everyone’, Material Design mostly benefited the developers by making their lives a lot easier. Designers slowly started turning away from Material and more towards Modern design styles, which was an evolution towards more friendly and organic patterns.”
The UX Collective is an independent ad-free design publication that elevates unheard design voices, reaching over 426,900 designers every week. Curated by Fabricio Teixeira and Caio Braga.
The fetishisation of UX →
Is our showboating doing us more harm than good?
The difference between →
Why interaction design is a different kind of design.
It’s time to rethink phones →
Our current generation of phones may be slowing us down.
What the Tulsa race massacre destroyed — interactive (and revealing) article by the New York Times.
Food for thought
Thinking is work →
“With remote work, because of an increased need to communicate and align with peers and teammates—and few, ineffective tools for doing so—we find ourselves spending more time communicating than executing and thinking about the work.”
Waking up from the dream of UX →
“As the UX profession matures, it’s time to wake up, and begin the real work of making those dreams a reality. But just because we’re moving away from the ‘dream,’ doesn’t mean we’re giving up hope.”
No floor, no ceiling →
“The internet gives more people an opportunity to win. But it forces everyone to play the game.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Learn CSS →
An evergreen CSS course to level up your web styling expertise.
Lofi cafe →
Curated radios while you’re working.
Than average →
Your self-reflection answers compared to 100 strangers.
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