Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“User feedback is always a valuable source of information. But if product designers aren’t careful, user feedback can quickly become a to-do list of features organized by whoever yells the loudest and most often. This not only runs the risk of pulling a product team in dozens of different directions, but also can create a product that is designed by consensus rather than clear vision and a muddied user experience. So, what’s the antidote here?”
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How many people with disabilities use your site? →
If you’re a product designer, you need to know.
ADPList’s controversial feature →
And why I won’t be participating in it.
I neglected Duolingo for 20 days →
Here’s every email they sent me.
A great visualization of how maps in the media make us more negative about migrants.
Make me think
How journalists figure out if all those Ukraine videos are real →
“Unlike typical newsroom investigations that rely on private data to uncover stories and verify incidents, visual forensics uses open-source, widely available materials, such social media videos and photos, Google Maps, public databases and weather reports, or high-quality satellite images offered through paid subscriptions.”
Why life can’t be simpler →
“We’d all like life to be simpler. But we also don’t want to sacrifice our options and capabilities. Tesler’s law of the conservation of complexity, a rule from design, explains why we can’t have both. Here’s how the law can help us create better products and services by rethinking simplicity.”
What is ‘Gothic’? It’s more complicated than you think →
“By knowing this deeper history of some of Europe’s most iconic buildings, travellers can approach these well-known attractions with new eyes and can appreciate that the “East-West divide” isn’t as deep as we are often led to think.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Doodle icons →
400+ handcrafted icons free for your next project.
Accessibility checklist →
Five things usually left out.
Open source color system →
Carefully picked colors to match your interface.