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The agentic era of UX

“If we’re being honest with ourselves, the transformative new era hasn’t been so transformative yet. We were given the ‘most profound technology since fire,’ and companies have used it to make fake candles.The next stage of this argument is to tackle a thornier problem: AI is seen as a loose-leaf solution rather than a new paradigm of user experience....

Mon May 13, 2024 14:45
A “single source of truth”—and other Design System lies

“In April, Supernova held a ‘State of Design Tokens 2024’ webinar panel with design system experts Donnie D’Amato, Jacob Miller, and Kathleen McMahon. Before long, the topic of ‘A Single Source of Truth’ for design tokens came up, and some people disagreed on what that meant. Opinions fell into one of three main assertions.”A “single source of truth”—and...

Mon May 6, 2024 14:24
Make product design great again

“Since when did a company need to hire 10 people to run a pattern library (and it is a pattern library) and where is the ‘design’ part? This feels like design management. Is this DesignOps? Do you need designers for this? And at what point are you allowed to make new design?”Make product design great again →Meet Codux—the all-in-one visual development...

Mon Apr 29, 2024 14:40
Can growth design be truly ethical?

“Growth hacks or so-called psychology tricks have a negative reputation. and it’s not a surprise. Think about the last time you stumbled upon such a “smart” hack — maybe when you were trying to unsubscribe from newsletters you didn’t mean to sign up for, or when booking a low-cost flight became complicated due to numerous upsells.Engagement and retention...

Mon Apr 22, 2024 14:56
What if LLMs were actually interesting to talk to?

“There is a monotonous and somewhat vanilla verbosity associated with how LLMs write and talk. I don’t think it’s because AI doesn’t use the right words. I think it’s because AI can’t show an interest in talking to us. AI isn’t alive, or conscious, and so what interest it does show is just an artifact of language.”What if LLMs were actually interesting...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 14:25
The death of craft?

“Technological leaps will always happen and creatives always adapt. However, if you are a creative who is mostly just regurgitating the things that have come before, then you have a large reason to be concerned about the current state of the creative industry. I believe what undergirds much of the fear of this disruption is that fear — that deep down...

Mon Apr 8, 2024 14:02

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