Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: essay

33 bookmarks tagged “essay

True Life: I Called Off My Wedding | Los Angeles Review of Books
In an excerpt from LARB Quarterly no. 41, “Truth,” Sarah Yanni accounts for what she left behind when she called off her wedding—and what she couldn’t....

Pursuits That Can’t Scale
“Society tends to paint a picture that the final act of every big dreamer’s journey is in scaling up to unimaginable heights, but I think it’s the opposite – it’s actually in scaling back down after trying to reach the proverbial top. Make time to pursue things that can’t scale. I’d bet it does you as much good as ‘real’ therapy ever could”

Thinking with your hands – Scott Jenson
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 help
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 – kbps
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 […]