Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist

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?”

Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?
By Jessica Tenuta

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Editors’ picks

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

Human first, designer second
By Ryan Shih

Does UX have an imposter problem?
By Melanie Polkosky, PhD

Thematic analysis: data wrangling in design
By Sam Hall

Tools and resources

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