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Why are all popular NFTs avatars? (from a product perspective)
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
From the well-known CryptoPunks, Bored Ape to Hong Kong locally created Bunny warriors, Lucky Kittens. They are all avatars. If we think NFTs are the digital presence of the traditional art market, this definitely does not align. Portraits are not particularly dominant in the traditional art market. This doesn’t happen out of luck. Here are the product reasons behind that.
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The big influx →
How entry-level designers are reshaping our industry.
Writing with respect →
Users are people. Treat them well.
Real UX metrics →
Conversion rate and average order value are not UX metrics.
Figma just spent part of your subscription money creating a merch store.
Make me think
Software Is automating design. What does that mean for designers? →
“We’ve reached a tipping point: As more and more traditional design tasks become automated, the role of the designer must shift.”
Good leaders ask good questions →
“Asking good questions comes from a place of genuine curiosity and a desire to learn. It’s better for leaders, their teams, and the culture they build.”
Revisiting why hyperlinks are blue →
“Black hyperlinks had been the standard for many years, but why the sudden shift to blue?”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
The Guide to Design →
There’s no magic formulas in design. But here’s a starting point.
Ethical Design Guide →
How to create ethical products that don't cause harm.
Senior Designer Guide →
A guide to becoming a senior product designer.