The five best design links, every weekday


Can trust be designed?

The power of visual symbols in building credibility — whether for good or bad.

Down the wrong path: the disaster of the latest Duolingo UI update

The world’s largest language learning platform recently rolled out a major update to its 50M active users.

It’s visual delight that you’re looking for, not gamification

You are in a product meeting that has been going on for the entire day, and now all the discussions are almost loopy.

Duolingo’s redesign: 4 things they got right, 1 possible improvement

I’m here to talk about three things I think Duolingo really nailed with this redesign — and 1 possible improvement.

How have the layoffs impacted UX roles?

2022 has been a wild year for the tech industry.

The heuristics of Neurodesign

A guide to design for the brain with intention and results.

One trick Apple uses to make you think green bubbles are “gross”

A brilliant trick you should probably never use.

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

The new social software is subtly designed to reduce the huge, viral surges of attention we see on Twitter.

Taylor Swift’s new album design: an (over)analysis

Because if it’s from a cryptic singer-songwriter, why not?

What designers can learn from Apple’s new accessibility features

Connecting the physical and digital world to provide equal experiences and access for all.

Evolution of AR and VR: UX inspiration from history

If AR is extending, adding, or changing reality, we can find a lot of examples that eventually will lead us to AR invention.

Can artificial intelligence save democracy?

As we slowly move towards an AI-powered future, we are defining the boundaries of AI and who controls that power.

Knowing what it’s not

Defining the negative space as a technique in product management.

Getting WCAG color contrast right

Actionable tips on how to easily nail WCAG 2.1 color compliance in your design.

Twitter reminds us about Alt Text, but how good are we at it?

Several humble observations on how people describe photos, artworks, and memes.

Usability heuristic frameworks: which one is right for you?

Going beyond Nielsen’s Usability Heuristics.

AI is going to change UX research forever

The rise of AI will impact everyone. But in what way can UX designers use AI to their benefit? And how do we design AI systems?

AI tools to assist your design and development workflow

Speed up your design and development workflow with AI tools which are already available.

Challenges of multi-brand design systems

Your management needs to know about complexity, limitations, and time before you start

The Colors of Game Design

What if game design could be summed up into four “primary colors” and their mixtures? This simple tool might help you organize your ideas.