The five best design links, every weekday


ChatGPT Is Constantly Tricked by People, but Who’s Fooling Who?

Why does ChatGPT seem so smart, but is so easy to trick? A psychologist’s experiment and take on ChatGPT’s and their own limitations.

I connected Stable Diffusion with my smartphone camera. Here’s what I learned

Learnings and realizations on designing for Stable Diffusion, through a practical example where I built my own app called ‘Viewmaker’.

Microsoft Designer: AI Prompt Design Principles

Observations on Microsoft Designer and OpenAI’s DALLE-2, forming approaches and possible principles for designing for AI image prompts.

Open Design Ownership: Why You Need a License – and What Kind to Use

What are you allowed to do with other designers’ work?

What Is the Open Web?

A working definition of an Open Web and what we can strive for to building an open and sustainable internet.

Adobe MAX Sneaks 2022: Every AI Experiment, and its Developer

Visual examples of every AI experiment from Adobe MAX Sneaks 2022. See it all in action: from 'Project Vector Edge' to 'Project Made in the Shade'.

Behavioural Design 101: Psychology mechanisms in persuasive design

Learn the basics of behavioural design and the mechanisms that companies use to influence people’s decision-making process.

AI Stock Images: The Uncanny Valley from ShutterStock to StockAI

How could AI disrupt the stock image industry? A look at ownership issues, AI art generators, and the eerie, 'uncanny valley' feel of generated art.

The Future Of Design Is Open Source, Thanks To Figma

How Figma made Open Design a thing, and a look to the future of open source design tools, like Penpot!

Adobe acquires Figma, cue the memes

Adobe set to acquire Figma for $20 billion… but let's face it, we're just here for the memes!

Touch-first Cursor: Round Pointers vs. Mouse Arrows

Apple reinvented the cursor to be ‘touch-first’ on iPadOS, building on the original mouse arrow by adding ‘Pointer Magnetism’ and more.

Neurodiversity and Inclusion: Choosing Kinder Design

From night mode to alt tags, Medium’s text-to-speech and Twitter’s font slider, visual impairments are often catered to, but what about the others?

From Design System to 'NFT Design System': Creating TinyFaces

Max spent lockdown learning 3D design, leading to a venture into NFTs. He shares the stigmas and challenges of entering the NFT space as a designer.

A Primer for Internationalisation & Localisation

The web should be an inclusive place for anyone. Let’s look at how Internationalisation and Localisation can help you server a wider audience.

When Bots and Oligarchs Manipulate Platforms: Stand With Ukraine

YouTube, you’re being attacked, and your human account holders are being kicked off your platform by a flood of Russian bots.

Are UI/UX Tips the New Clickbait for Designers?✨

UI Tips are everywhere - Do’s and Don’ts of UI Design. Are they misleading beginners?

We Value Your Privacy (At About $0.50): Dark Patterns in UI Copy

Dark patterns were made illegal in 2019, but throughout 2020 and 2021, the relationship between language and design is even sneakier.

Touch, Point, Click: Mouse vs Touch Screen Input

Web developers and designers have smartly decided to simply embrace all forms of input: touch, mouse, and keyboard for starters.

GPT-3 Design Hype

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the odd design tool pop up that brings a touch of AI to design. Now make way for ‘GPT-3’!

Prototyping Time Machine: Updates from 12 months of design tools

A look back at popular prototyping design tool updates - see how far we have come in the last year.