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Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
You say you won’t detach instances. You will detach instances.
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Design in uncertain times →
How design can shape our views, taste, and beliefs.
The designer’s guide to weird food →
How eating dog-food, cat-food, and raw monkey meat makes us better.
The ROI of a Design System →
A ready-to-use formula to calculate the ROI of any design system.
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Little gems this week
Make me think
Non-coercive marketing: A primer →
“Like all marketing, it aims at finding and creating new customers, specifically for solo and creator-style businesses. But beneath the surface, non-coercive marketing is a trojan horse, designed to regenerate trust, connection, and empowerment in a world where all three are increasingly scarce.”
Human needs are universal; product solutions are unique →
“When I see a successful feature in another product, I try to focus first on the underlying human needs that it’s solving. After all, that feature is exposing a need that people have, and showing me one way that they’re able to meet that need. How should I address those same human needs through the specific lens of my product?”
The meaning of the world →
“This is why Gibson urges us to dispense with the outdated stimulus-response model which suggests that we are foreign minds in a meaningless world. Instead, we may understand that the meaning of the world is not something the mind makes up. It is the consequence of the relation between an animal and its environment. We don’t make this meaning. We discover it, we pick it up.”
Tools and resources
Figma: find and replace →
Such an important feature, such a huge impact.
Setting objectives for UX research →
The value of research objectives and how to set them.
The accessibility of CAPTCHAs →
3 things to consider before you implement CAPTCHA.