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Great products do less things, but better →
Products start small and focused. They do one thing really well — and that’s the primary reason they become successful.
A few years later, the team behind the product comes to the conclusion it has to do more. Features are added, new use cases are covered, and functionality becomes more sophisticated.
And then, we lose control.
Leaning into an open design process →
From ditching silos and workarounds to embracing purple squirrels and remote work.
People are becoming wise to your nudge →
Only 2 rooms left? They don’t expect me to believe that do they?
Stories from the community
An introduction to visual hierarchy →
Why rules of visual perception are critical for any visual design and designer.
By Miklos Philips
3 important steps in session recording analysis →
How to discover UX problems from hundreds of sessions records.
By Parhum Khoshbakht
How to teach AI a lesson or two →
Building a good model and a good graph neural network.
By Patric Hadzsinicsev
More top stories:
- 7 pitfalls that hold back UX designers → By Joanna Ngai
- Avoiding product schizophrenia → By Jason Sprague
- Are personas such a bad thing? → By Raffaele Di Meo
- The future of the workshop is remote → By Alex Severin
- Getting remote design critique right → By Luke Jones
- Growth mindset for designers → By Dan Shilov
News & ideas
- 21Wallpaper → Every few months 7 of the best illustrators publish 3 of their works for your wallpaper.
- Manipulated Videos → The Washington Post’s guide to fact checking manipulated videos.
- Honest Food Labels → What if food packaging was “redesigned” to explicitly depict its alarming nutrition details?
- Hey Advertisers, Track This → Initiative by Firefox helps users understand how much data advertisers are tracking.
Tools & resources
- Tinysheet → A mobile-first mini spreadsheet to split the bill or tally up profits.
- Darkmode.Js → Add a dark-mode to your website in a few seconds.
- Eyetato → Machine learning prediction of where users will look, trained by thousands of eye tracking tests.
- Https.cat → Cat photos for every type of system status.
Top comments (1)
Another interesting view, is the one called product design process available here imaginarycloud.com/blog/product-de... , method that "gave birth" to a book self titled.
Through this process we develop a product in 4 phases: research, ideation, execution and at last technical assessment. This method has the advantage that through communication as a key element if happens any unexpected failure its easier to solve, and incentive creative thinking.