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10 memorable non-design films that have inspired me →
Movies I have watched or re-watched recently, and key learnings from each. Sometimes the best design inspiration comes from unexpected places.
Food for thought
- The new Mac Pro is a design remix →
A return to form, heavily inspired by many of Apple’s past products.
- Creepiness vs. convenience →
How users weigh the loss of privacy against the benefits they will receive in return.
- The problem with web components →
A number of technical limitations and the risk of excluding users.
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Stories from the community
How to crush design usability test for enterprise product? →
User testing best practices for complicated systems.
By Oleksii Masliiev
More top stories:
- Tesla’s UX is too far ahead to make sense (now) →
By Rubens Cantuni
- Understanding mental and conceptual models in product design →
By Alana Brajdic
- When a designer is taking care of customer support →
By Florent Lenormand
- Critique as a powerful tool in your design toolkit →
By Ruta Gokhale
- Time to make digital products analog again (illustrated by clocks) →
By Stefan Nikolovski
- In Product Design all hypothesis are equal — but some hypothesis are more equal than others →
By Mark Shurtleff
News & ideas
- Highlights this week:
Firefox has a new branding →
Plugins are coming to Figma →
Dropbox is getting a massive overhaul →
- Deepfake Frenzy →
AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say.
- Web Sarcasm →
7 ways to convey sarcasm in web content through formatting and code.
- 4-Day Weeks →
It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts.
- Listen Together →
Listen Together is a concept for collaborative listening in Spotify by Mike Battaglia.
Tools & resources
- Versus →
Find alternatives to the services you love to hate.
- Shape Space →
IDEO’s tool to build, test, and refine your ideas.
- Unapp →
A directory of minimal single-purpose apps.
- Beautiful Type →
An in-depth guide to open-source typefaces.
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