The five best design links, every weekday


How to write for Gen Z without being cringe?

How do you do, fellow kids?

Color for brand designers working with product teams

Why your brand colors aren’t working in digital spaces.

Why are CNN, FOX, and US websites visually so aggressive?

The explanation behind the loudness of the style of graphics of TV shows and websites in various cultures.

I counted 8 mistakes in this 15-word dialog design

Why UX writing is not just about being a professional writer.

How I use Figma to craft better presentations

Simple guidelines for using Figma to showcase your strength as a visual storyteller.

WCAG 2.2 — It’s finally here

The incredibly long-awaited WCAG 2.2 standards are now the “Proposed Recommendation” for W3C.

The tyranny of collaborative ideation

Collaborative ideation was never meant to be, and science tells us to go solo instead. Let’s take a closer look.

Can we assess the morality of our UX?

From pixels to principles, from code to conscience.

Why smaller, more private communities are thriving

Small is the new big in social.

A rant about terrible personas

Personas aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Are data dashboards vanity projects?

The complexities of data visualization literacy.

Get ready for depth scrolling

Break free of breakpoints to prepare for the infinite canvas of spatial design.

Loading & progress indicators

Engage users and enhance waiting experiences with these simple recommendations.

How is food packaging designed to promote healthiness?

The art of deception explained & why some “health” foods might not be as healthy as you thought.

Write more, design less (and better)

How writing reframes our knowledge and drives our decisions.

Tears of the Kingdom: how Nintendo improved (and ignored) UI issues

The latest Legend of Zelda title has both pleased and pissed off gamers when addressing certain user interface issues.

Designing for AI: beyond the chatbot

Guidelines and strategies for meaningfully leveraging AI in your applications

Democratization won’t save research

It is a band-aid for a deeper problem.

AI is sleepwalking us into surveillance

The harsh reality of AI’s unconsented data collection.

Iconic icons: Celebrating design’s nifty little helpers

The power of iconography in our everyday lives.