Tag: DESIGN





Design, Digested 31

Deadly distractions, designing for modes, the problem with the Metaverse, new dark patterns on Instagram and more.


Design, Digested 30

Design is evolving, correcting designs of the past, why we ignore the obvious, building a more honest internet and why Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her.


Design, Digested 29

The last design you’ll ever make, designing for the autistic community, cautionary tales from cryptoland, the problem with Nielsen Norman Group videos and more.


Design, Digested 28

Discover the designers misguided concerns about disabled bodies; the future of accessibility standards; the infinite scroll effect; the influence of 80s cult phemon Max Headroom and more.



Tabula rasa

Stop solving problems in design, drop ’The Lean Startup’, what to do instead of counting clicks, and oral history of Beastie Boys’ artwork, and more.



Imposter syndrome and pockets

This week, I gathered articles that made me see this phenomenon from a different perspective. Time to reframe. And pockets. Women need pockets.


Exploring design cultures

This week, tired of seeing social media-related articles, I’m sharing older ones as an inspiration to follow your own path.


Gender-neutral language

This week: inclusive language, the work of women designers, and the healing power of photography.


What’s wrong with UX (Part 1)

In the first instalment of the Design, Digested series since March, I share with you three reasons why the UX industry is currently broken.


Information overload

On the latest letter I sent out on 20 June, I set out my plans for the next few months. Ever felt overwhelmed by the quantity of information found on the internet? Then you’ll know what I’m talking about.


Learning to draw. A journey

As much as wanted to, I couldn’t sketch every day. I’d stare at the blank page, not knowing what to draw, and then give up. So I started a new journey.


My latest letter

Every couple of weeks, I write a letter to the nice people subscribed to Design, Digested. Today, I want to share the latest with you. As there weren’t any new blog posts or projects to announce, I didn’t know what to write. Yet, I ended up writing a lot.


The importance of sketching in UX

I’m sure you’ve encountered many posts about which tool is best for wireframing. Yet, one of UX designers’ most important and basic tool is sketching. If you know how to convey your ideas and concepts through sketches, the rest follows.


Start designing for inclusion

The following articles and resources are a good start to understand how biases influence our work and what to pay attention to when starting a new project.


Brilliant culture and design books I’m reading

As a child, I always had books with me. I loved losing myself into good stories, to the point it hurt when they finished. In later years, my attention span became ridiculously short.


Dark patterns in user interfaces

Recently, I read a couple of compelling blog post about dark patterns in user interfaces copy. An essential read to understand what they are, how they’re used to deceive people and how to recognise them.




Social media content moderation issues

After a two-month hiatus, the design inspiration series is back with a focus on social media content moderation issues, how products get complicated and how a few companies are redesigning capitalism.


How a website lost community trust

In this inspiration series: a well-known website lost community trust with a redesign that didn’t take into account its users with disabilities.


How rebranding cost Ravelry the trust of their community

Knitting website Ravelry lost the trust of their community after a rebranding effort caused several users adverse side effects from browsing the site. Well-known among knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers, Ravelry is a free platform where users can organise and keep track of their projects, network with other people and sell their designs.


Diversity bias

Design inspiration series. This week: diversity bias in the tech industry; the gender data gap; anti-racism reading list and bad doors.


The UX of contact lenses containers

How is the UX of contact lenses containers? It’s easy to overlook what we use daily, and yet everyday things are usually the most frustrating ones.


Design community solidarity

Design inspiration series. This week: design community solidarity, designing for belonging, equality and diversity, cross-cultural design and more.


Killing Eve set design, and more

First instalment of my design inspiration series. This week: Killing Eve set design, accessibility on social media, bad design vs good design, and more.



The station of being bus stop experience

A deep understanding of users’ needs allows for great design and innovation. The station of being bus stop improves the waiting experience for travellers.