Who are we without our algorithms?
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“In a time of digital feeds and “For You” content, an introduction with my name and city does little to bridge strangers to friends. Each of us in our own digital moodscapes wondering if we scrolled upon the same virtual lands. Let’s skip the ice breakers and flash each other our targeted ads.
What have we risked and gained by dancing with the recommendation algorithms?”
Digital serendipity: who are we without our algorithms? →
Net positive products →
Why we should be focusing on meaningful products.
iPhone MVP →
What if Apple waited to release the iPhone?
The Twitter migration →
Flying away from the wizard.
Why you shouldn’t leave Twitter for Mastodon just yet.
The cybernetics of design →
A brief introduction to Applied Cybernetics in UX.
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Make me think
The tyranny of time →
“The clock is a useful social tool, but it is also deeply political. It benefits some, marginalizes others and blinds us from a true understanding of our own bodies and the world around us.”
Artistic prototypes →
“I love to work this way on many of my side projects. The process of creating multiple, alternative variations — drawings, design mocks, working code in PRs, etc. — along the path to an intended single solution refines ideas through the contrast of alternative variations.”
See the bias in AI image generators →
“The Stable Diffusion Explorer shows how words like "assertive" and "gentle" are mapped to sexist stereotypes. What does algorithmic bias actually look like in the real world, and what causes it to manifest?”
Little gems this week
Apple, what the heck are we doing? →
Why Adobe needs to “Figmatize” and not the other way around →
Less design leadership. More design authorship. →
Tools and resources
Figma plugins that bring AI to your daily workflow.
AI Canvas →
Like Figma, but to use AI generators together.
Deckset designs your slides, so you can focus on your ideas.
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