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Technologic (In)accessibility

Technology as a barrier to the beachI went to the beach a couple of weeks ago.Beaches are hard to come by on the bald Canadian prairies, so this was a rare treat for my wife and I. Having moved from a coastal city, we were looking forward to getting a chance to just wade into some water, as well as introduce our young dog to swimming. Having learned...

Genderless design, absolute position in Figma, dark mode tokens

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.“Design can never truly be free of culture, gender, and bias. Our pursuit of a neutral and universal design may bring us to modernism, minimalism, and the Apple-esque aesthetic, but these design schools, inspired by Eurocentric standards, carry qualities associated with masculinity. How can...

Find the story of your product

A memorable product story is invaluable for a startup. It helps your team unite around a common vision and it works miracles when communicating with customers or investors.“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.” — Steve JobsBut what if you don’t have a good story to tell about your product? Maybe you are just getting started, or...

Midjourney and DALL-E: a new kind of creativity

I’ve been playing with AI-generated art via Midjourney and DALL-E, which take text prompts and turn them into images. That may not sound…Continue reading on UX Collective »

In praise of the spreadsheet

The enduring and essential interface breaks rules, wreaks havoc, and has a permanent place in our heartsMost of us could only dream of designing something as successful as the spreadsheet. It is so ubiquitous, so seemingly timeless and elemental, that today one has a hard time imagining it being designed by humans at all, as if it emerged magically...

The end of screen-based interfaces

The zero UI and why it is crucial to the future of design.Continue reading on UX Collective »

How to safely upgrade and deprecate components in Figma

While keeping things simple for your design teamsThe Figma component properties update has been out since May 2022 and has the capability to transform how components are created, organised and maintained across complex systems.Let’s take a quick look at ways we might want to upgrade an existing component to start using properties. If you’re not familiar...

Trend forecasting for product managers — how to predict the future

Boost your product growth by predicting what comes next.Continue reading on UX Collective »

Becoming type-sensitive with the psychology of fonts

Becoming type-sensitive with font psychologyThe fonts you include in your designs can dramatically shape how they impact your audience and what emotions they evoke. Typography also drives a handful of other cognitive processes that often get overlooked — but we can remedy that.If selecting the right typeface has ever felt overwhelming or slightly daunting...

Measuring user trust

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re shopping for a hotel or a pair of earrings online, and suddenly you are bombarded with warnings to act fast. Rooms are running out. Hundreds of other shoppers have looked at this item. Or even worse, the earrings are already in someone else’s cart! These warnings are annoying at best and panic-inducing at worst,...

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