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Do products dream of living forever? — and more UX links this week

A weekly selection of design links, brought to you by your friends at the UX Collective.

Journey: lessons from the amazing journey of being a designer
About two years ago I set myself the goal of writing articles that invite reflection more than anything; topics that can help newcomer designers step back from the day-to-day craft and think about our discipline at large.

Food for thought

  • On business & craft → Finding the balance between profitability and the passion for your craft.
  • On paying attention → It’s hard to see new things if you don’t know how to pay attention and cut through the noise.
  • On sharing insights → Shopify UX team on delighting your UX team with a design system contribution.

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From the community

Do products dream of living forever?
A designer’s dive into longevity in software products.
By Preethi Shreeya

Dungeons & Dragons & Design Thinking
Role-playing games are also about developing empathy.
By Ploy Buraparate

Design principles are dead
The more obscure, the more they are misused as an alibi to hide behind.
By Francesco Bertelli

Visual hierarchy: design principles in action
Contrast, whitespace, proximity, symmetry, and more.
By Harper Atlas

More top stories:

News & ideas

  • Screenless luxury → Screens used to be for the elite; now avoiding them is a status symbol.
  • UI bot → An experiment on how far one could automate the generation of visual designs.
  • Kids, the game → A mesmerizing iOS art game about the human collective.
  • 3-act structure → How to apply the famous structure to art, storytelling, and design.

Tools & resources

  • Landing Pagr → A free editing tool to write your landing page copy on.
  • AMB-1 → An automatic mood board creator; just add images to a Dropbox folder.
  • Full Stack Open → A free course about modern web development in collab with the University of Helsinki.
  • Diez → A unified design system language across codebases, platforms, and teams.

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