Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
Moses, the so-called “master builder” of mid-20th century New York, was very concerned that white-only spaces in America (like beaches) might eventually be opened to all people. When designing the Grand Central Parkway in the late 1920s — a road intended, in part, to give New Yorkers “an easy way to reach Jones Beach’’ — Moses purposely made the bridges over the parkway too low for buses to travel under.
At the time of the parkway’s construction, Black Americans predominantly relied on public transport, which made it very difficult for them to access Jones Beach.
Can a bridge be unethical? →
By James Reith
- The problems with screens →
The positive and negative sides of screen development.
By Micheal Xing
- Will AI burn down your house? →
Public and professional perceptions of artificial intelligence.
By Zoé Léonard
- A human rights crisis →
The role of social media UX in social injustice in Iran.
By Sayena Majlesein
Discover the research trends to watch in 2023 →
[Sponsored] Maze’s Continuous Research Report presents data from 600+ product professionals. Discover how product teams use continuous research to inform decision-making and learn more about the key trends that will shape the future of the research industry in 2023 and beyond.
- Product Designer (UX/UI) @ Deep Science Ventures
DSV operates in 4 sectors: Agriculture, Climate, Pharmaceuticals and Computation, tackling the challenges defining those areas by taking a first-principles approach and partnering with leading institutions.
Submit a job opening or your portfolio
NYC Slice: logging every slice of pizza eaten in New York City →
Make me think
- Today’s design influencer: quick tips get hits →
“The roadmap to becoming a thought leader in today’s world is to create well-designed ‘flashy content’ that can be consumed as a snack. It’s a granola bar verse a healthy well, balanced meal. There isn’t anything wrong with a granola bar, but we need more meals.”
- On being a slow thinker →
“When someone asks me a deep question, I say, “Hmm. I don’t know.” The next day, I have an answer. I’m a disappointing person to try to debate or attack.”
- Lecture note on design theory: Dieter Rams vs. Virgil Abloh →
“Look at any practicing designer’s portfolio and you’ll find consistent style, even if there are no words. Nobody needs to sit and write down their Design Principles if they are working alone. But nobody can pull off this kind of volume and diversity flying solo. You need more than two hands.”
Little gems this week
The storytelling power of simple design solutions →
By Jon Robinson
Perceived progress: motivating users through design →
By Richard Yang (@richard.ux)
Skillshare embraces badges: how gamification promotes learning →
By Daley Wilhelm
Tools and resources
- Right-to-left UI →
Tips and tricks for designers.
By Michalina Bidzinska
- 5 steps for tackling design debt →
Why it exists and how to deal with it.
By Tiina Golub
- Design system breakdown: checkbox & radio →
Decisions and tradeoffs that go into these components.
By Steve Dennis
Support the newsletter
If you find our content helpful, here’s how you can support it:
- Forward it to a friend and recommend them to subscribe
- Share open positions on our job board
- Sponsor an edition
Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI was originally published in UX Collective on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.