Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“User feedback is always a valuable source of information. But if product designers aren’t careful, user feedback can quickly become a to-do list of features organized by whoever yells the loudest and most often. This not only runs the risk of pulling a product team in dozens of different directions, but also can create a product that is designed by consensus rather than clear vision and a muddied user experience. So, what’s the antidote here?”
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- How many people with disabilities use your site? →
If you’re a product designer, you need to know.
By JoLynne Martinez
- ADPList’s controversial feature →
And why I won’t be participating in it.
By Lawton Pybus
- I neglected Duolingo for 20 days →
Here’s every email they sent me.
By Benjamin Davies
A great visualization of how maps in the media make us more negative about migrants.
Make me think
- How journalists figure out if all those Ukraine videos are real →
“Unlike typical newsroom investigations that rely on private data to uncover stories and verify incidents, visual forensics uses open-source, widely available materials, such social media videos and photos, Google Maps, public databases and weather reports, or high-quality satellite images offered through paid subscriptions.”
- Why life can’t be simpler →
“We’d all like life to be simpler. But we also don’t want to sacrifice our options and capabilities. Tesler’s law of the conservation of complexity, a rule from design, explains why we can’t have both. Here’s how the law can help us create better products and services by rethinking simplicity.”
- What is ‘Gothic’? It’s more complicated than you think →
“By knowing this deeper history of some of Europe’s most iconic buildings, travellers can approach these well-known attractions with new eyes and can appreciate that the “East-West divide” isn’t as deep as we are often led to think.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Doodle icons →
400+ handcrafted icons free for your next project.
- Accessibility checklist →
Five things usually left out. By Daniel Berryhill
- Open source color system →
Carefully picked colors to match your interface.
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