The five best design links, every weekday


As a user, I don’t want to

Task-oriented user stories mix up customer value with cost. But they are easy to turn into a tool for thinking bigger.

It’s about time CAPTCHAS become accessible

While CAPTCHAS might be necessary for security purposes, they have a negative impact on usability.

Why are women encouraged to go into UX?

Men dominate the tech sector–so why is it that UX has an abundance of women?

Your team needs a better balance between starters and finishers

Delving into the different UX mindsets of starters and finishers in the tech world.

Regenerative UX

Nothing is easier than to formulate high ideals.

Creativity as a system

Seeing creativity as a system simplifies the creative process & allows for better management of creative energy over time.

Visualizing direction and the use of arrows

How graphic arrows support our natural abilities and make us better wayfinders.

What if AI tools paid artists?

Exploring solutions and understand challenges for the controversial debate about AI art.

✨Sparkles aren’t good UX✨

Even if they’re aesthetically pleasing, you can’t substitute important information with sparkles. ✨

How Duolingo drives subscription conversion

A review of Duo’s post-purchase UX.

“Make it easier” is not a product strategy

To understand the value to your customer, you need to start with research into their problems, not skip to validating features

I built an AI that answers questions based on my user research data

A guide to building an AI with a custom knowledge base using OpenAI API.

So, are fonts cut from paper now?

Not really, but the latest type trend sure looks like that.

To sketch or not to sketch? That is the question for us in an AI world

I remember sitting anxiously at the table. A design legend was about to appear after their previous meeting back in 2012.

Software accessibility for users with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Let’s focus on cognitive accessibility of digital products and how to make them better for users with ADHD.

Another death knell for accessibility on Twitter

A case study of how Twitter’s proposed API changes will further undermine accessibility for its users.

What we’re not doing

This month marks our 10th anniversary on Medium and our 15th anniversary as a design publication.

Why all of Hollywood UI looks the same

Is the future a blue, transparent hologram? Why is this the vision of the future shown in film?

Defying physics in UX

What video game mechanics can teach us about ideal experiences.

Advanced techniques for writing good interfaces

Feeling stuck? Here’s how to keep moving forward.