Every day, I share on Twitter and LinkedIn a list of curated articles I read, resources and tools about UX Design, User Research, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, some process, some inspiration, etc. This is an archive of everything I shared this week.
#Now – what I’m up to
It’s the end of the year! My Smashing workshop is finished and it was awesome, very nice group, a lot of amazing feedback. Last event for the year: December 20, 7:30CET // 6:00PM Canadian time, I will talk about documenting accessibility in an online meetup. It’s free and you can still register.
Building conscious design systems: great read on how design systems go beyond UI, reflect biases, discrimination, exclusion of the systems they are built in, so can help perpetuate issues (like inaccessibility, etc.), and how to try to mitigate this.
The interesting concept of foraging, aka, gathering knowledge you and your teams have about a specific topic and problem to help you tackle it. Unleash your internal raccoon!!
Let’s talk automated generated text, noise and soup word in the UX industry.
Fabricio did an interesting test: he asked ChatGPT to generate the “UX trend report”. The result is interesting and depressing at the same time. The generated text gets quite close to the low level of UX fluff soup I see published in some places (medium among others) those days. The content isn’t very wrong (expect for the tools, haha), but, not very accurate either. And not actionable. It’s trying to please everyone. Such articles already exist. A lot of people write those, just to get an online presence, and often, to sell you some stuff at the end of the article. SEO content basics. It’s becoming increasingly harder to find good actionable information about UX methods, tools, because you need to cut through the noise of PDF / training sellers and UX tools who publish articles just to rank on a specific topic. And that’s a big issue for juniors, who are not equipped (yet) to cut through the fluff. I’m afraid the noise will get exponentially worse. What to do about it? For once, you can copy paste pieces of the content in here to check if it was generated. Then cross reference, and develop critical thinking about what you read. But, this takes time.
To conserve water and energy, an Italian project is experimenting with growing plants in underwater “biospheres.”, it’s called Nemo’s garden, and it’s quite surreal and intriguing (not sure how sustainable it is though)
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