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I can't believe how many of these things I thought still existed.
8130... in twenty minutes. I will admit to crossing my eyes at many of these, but it was fun if pretty subjective
If you think you need a writer, you need a writer. If you don't think you need a writer, you really need a writer.
Please just hire a writer.
I'm sorry if I gave the impression that I was trying to make other people feel bad for their achievements. I think the impulse to want to help your community is venerable, and to have these doubts about ethically operating in this economic system is natural and encouraging. I'm not denigrating survival; it's hard enough as it is. But if you have the luxury of time to spend thinking about how you can be helping people, you have the time to help people, even if it's only in small personal ways to start. I'm not suggesting that product design is the way to do this, but rather that product designers tend to have developed a strong sense of empathy, intelligence, and awareness of how systems work that can be used in a lot of ways big and small to enrich our communities and our neighborhoods.
You likely won't find this sort of satisfaction in your work no matter who you're working for, but that's okay — we get plenty of opportunities to volunteer our time and talent, whether we have the time and resources to do so immediately or need to get situated first.
This is a false choice. You can care about the world, your community, and the people living in it while still making ends meet. The idea that we all must become pure selfish rational actors in order to meekly survive is one of the reasons capital has been able to perpetuate itself and concentrate wealth over generations, by pitting working folks against one another. OP's feelings are legitimate and widely shared by many working in this field, and we'd do better to support and encourage ourselves to do more than settle for meager self-preservation when we're smart, empathetic, and capable of great things.
Would have loved to see something less linear - maybe emphasize the curvature of the U, compositionally, to suggest a change of direction without being quite so brutally straightjacketed and blocky. The humanist vibe of the photography and vector illustration clash with the heavy black box minimalism, but i agree with others here that it's a functional palate cleanser.
This is very good advice. And OP, don't worry, this is a much more common problem than you may think! Every UX designer I know struggles with the problem of trying to justify their decisions scientifically, when it sometimes feels more like we're field medics than surgeons in an operating theater...
For what it's worth, if that's your concern, this upgrade was only $30 for owners of the previous version. Personally, I've found these really useful!
this is legendary, but i was hoping for something more exotic.
Most people are happy with IKEA until year 2-3 rolls around and their dresser starts falling apart. But it's maybe telling that the IKEA metaphor is pretty on-point for modern apple hardware, planned obsolescence and two-year replacement cycles and all.
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