How to pick the least wrong colors || Matthew Ström, designer-leadermatthewstrom.com/writing/how-to-pick-the-least-wrong-colors/
An algorithm for creating color palettes for data visualization
Thinking with your hands – Scott Jensonjenson.org/hands/
Thinking with your hands is about ignoring your gut, at least at first. It’s about pausing and unpacking your initial instincts. We all know UX requires research and exploratory prototyping: we pride ourselves on never accepting a problem at face value. Why can’t we apply our craft to ourselves? (OK, this is a little meta, hang in there) Isn’t it odd that it rarely occurs to designers that our precious UX process could apply to US?
The world needs a tech diet; here is how designers can helpessays.uxdesign.cc/tech-diet/
It’s time we bridge the gap between feel-good Design & Ethics panels and the work we do everyday as digital product designers.
People expect technology to suck – kbpskilobitspersecond.com/2020/09/22/people-expect-technology-to-suck/
A few jobs ago, I was helping someone with a small tech issue, standing over their shoulder at their computer. The screen was unbelievably dark; I’m not exaggerating when I say it looked to be near 0% brightness. For all I knew, this person had some vision sensitivity or just a basic personal preference that […]
Ocean Vuong on being generous in your workthecreativeindependent.com/people/ocean-vuong-on-being-generous-in-your-work/
Ocean Vuong is an American poet and essayist based in New York City. Even though his most recent book, 2016’s Night Sky with Exit Wounds, was a collection of poems, Vuong is now engaged in the task of writing what he calls “the ghost of a novel.” His work is predicated on the notion that both reading and writing are acts that require generosity and a willingness to explore.
Own, Apologize, Repair: Coming Back to Integritynorasamaran.com/2016/08/28/variations-on-not-all-men/
There is a variation on ‘Not All Men.’ It is called ‘I Feel Bad When You Say That.’ My godson Kyle is six. He is fairly emotionally perceptive for his age, as his grownups have been working with him to create an emotionally responsible and self-aware boy who we hope will grow into an emotionally…
Blessed Are the Meek | Spike Art Dailyspikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/blessed-are-meek
“Generation Wuss” only wants to be liked, is incapable of dealing with criticism, and takes everything too seriously – this was the gist of a recent piece by Bret Easton Ellis in Vanity Fair. Responding to this no-holds-barred attack on today‘s twenty-somethings, the writer Harry Burke comes to his generation’s defence.
La nature est un champ de bataille: essai d'écologie politiqueeditions-zones.fr/spip.php
À l’automne 1982, les habitants du comté de Warren, dans le nord-est de la Caroline du Nord, se sont mobilisés pendant six semaines contre l’installation d’une décharge de déchets toxiquesnote. Quatre ans plus tôt, en 1978, une entreprise de gestion des déchets industriels avait entreposé illégalement dans la région d’importantes quantités de biphényles polychlorés (BPC), une substance utilisée notamment dans les transformateurs électriques et la peinture. Une fois découvertes, l’Éta...