The aesthetics of our new fictions
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
Visual symbols are powerful ways to make social constructs —from fashion to government— feel legitimate, trustworthy, and familiar. What's the role that design play in shaping our future fictions?
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iPhone’s Dynamic Island →
Is it plain stupid or the next revolutionary UX pattern?
Pivot, kill, or charge ahead? →
The toughest question of product discovery.
The designer’s Achilles heel →
How our desire to excel gets battered by the pragmatism of business.
Are we in a factory? →
Towards a factory model of designing UI.
You know what? It’s fun to write software that serves no serious purpose.
UX & UI Designer @ Metropolitan Planning Institute of Tijuana
The Metropolitan Planning Institute (IMPLAN) of Tijuana is working on the development of a Digital Twin, a tool that will be very useful for all municipal agencies where 2D and 3D photorealistic models are representative of reality.
Product Lead @ Izix
Make a big impact on how cities handle cars and parking! Work in a nice team where you get praised for your accomplishments and supported when you drop a ball.
Little gems this week
Make me think
How car culture colonised our thinking – and our language →
“When we block traffic from a street, like for a sports event or a street party, we say that the street is “closed”. But who is it closed for? For motorists. But really, that street is now open to people.”
Stable Diffusion Is the most important AI art model ever →
“Unlike DALL·E mini and Disco Diffusion, Stable Diffusion can create amazing photorealistic and artistic artworks that have nothing to envy OpenAI’s or Google’s models. People are even claiming it is the new state-of-the-art among “generative search engines,” as Mostaque likes to call them.”
Soliciting hard feedback →
“If I choose not to take action on feedback after thinking about it, I explain why. The easier I can make it for people to be honest with me, the better feedback I'll constantly get.”
Tools and resources
Design tokens →
A beginner’s guide.
Infinite scrolling →
When to use it, when to avoid it.
Making events accessible →
Checklist for meetings, conferences, and presentations.