The five best design links, every weekday


Is it possible to reinvent the spreadsheet app?

Have you ever wondered why every spreadsheet app has to be green?

Lessons on creativity from Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

This movie was refreshingly original, and I immediately wanted to know more about their process.

It’s time we fix the unethical design of cookie consent windows

How can we design an ethical and transparent cookie consent window instead of forcing users to accept all cookies?

Goodreads UX: indispensable, but unsatisfying

Despite being a cornerstone in the community, Goodreads has continually disappointed its ample user base with bad usability.

Why the UX discussion around Elden Ring is flawed

Usually, FromSoftware’s games are criticized for their difficulty. But this time, it is about their user experience.

Neubrutalism is taking over the web.

Since the material design revolution, we have been stuck with various versions of the modern-minimal style.

Picking a good brand name with help of science

When you are picking a name, be it for a new product or a company, you certainly want to accomplish a couple of things.

Don’t rely only on tools to pick an accessible color combination

I was recently asked through a report to adapt some colors to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Redesigning Tesla: Making turn signals better

I’m both struck by the potential of the in-car interface and plagued with ideas I’m eager to see implemented.

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new.

Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?

Product designers are faced with a flood of feedback each day.

Analyzing Apple Music’s UX

I’ve spent the last 10 years using Apple products and appreciating the philosophy of good design Jobs ushered in way back when.

Helvetica: An ode to the joy of retail therapy

As an archetypical jock with a military dad, Andy Roddick possessed the background, work ethic, and attitude of a champion.

A few UI differences between Chinese and English apps

Growing up in Singapore, I am exposed to cultural influences from the West as well as the East.

Why do we round corners?

From software user interfaces to hardware product design, there is something intrinsically satisfying about the look and feel of a rounded corner.

Naming design tokens

Learn how to effectively name your design tokens in a systematic and future proof way. Understand all key concepts used today.

Why designers should remove “Hooked” from their reading list

A book that didn’t age well.

Wordle UX: Sometimes a game just feels good

Every once in a generation something beautifully simple comes along and revolutionizes our lives: the paperclip, Post-its, the iPod, Wordle.

I made a prototype. Elon Musk didn’t like it. Then the internet went nuts.

How I found myself in a battle of ideas with Elon Musk.

Writing With Respect

Respect for the craft. And respect for the reader. It’s obvious. But it’s also hard to do — and increasingly rare.