Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“Designing is not a profession but an attitude."
— László Moholy-Nagy
Design is about function and beauty at the same time. Is about subjectivity and rationality. In other words, design is duality. Design lives between ideas, concepts, worlds, and different ways of thinking. design is (can be) a connection. The last one is from László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and former professor in the Bauhaus school.
The UX Collective is an independent ad-free design publication that elevates unheard design voices, reaching over 400k+ designers every week. Curated by Fabricio Teixeira and Caio Braga.
Understanding design debt →
How can it be a threat to delivering great UX.
From Bézier curves to balance sheets →
Navigating the design continuum.
The value of being a creative weirdo →
Aiming for authenticity over social validation.
This website visualizes the products that won capitalism.
Make me think
Why we crave software with style over “branding” →
“Within the past few years, tech companies’ digital design all started to look the same: marginally, monotonously quirky; safe. From the sans-serif fonts to the muted pastel color palette, the stark white backgrounds to the curvy shape and hue of the buttons, most modern software blurs together into a familiar, squint-and-you’ll-confuse-it aesthetic. (…)
By appealing to everyone with these clean lines, gradients, and rounded shapes, no one feels particularly compelled by them. And while these brands serve their purpose in attracting the “right” demographic to their software, they also make it difficult to form a meaningful connection with the user — the product feels like a stylistic blank slate.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Buttons vs. Links →
No, they are not the same.
Figma Logo Layout →
Optically scale and distribute logos in a grid.
Variant-powered components in Figma →
A hands-on series for getting started with this powerful design tool.
36 logos is a project that reimagines popular logos through a chromatic lens.