Be nice. Or else.
Its got so much potential. Where it breaks down for me is in the odd pricing structure. But the tool itsself is amazing. You can even build in a CMS, which also means you can potentially build a DN or Dribble.
I co-authored "Tragic Design: The true impact of bad design and how to fix it."
As designers, its important for us to consider deeply our ethical code. We have a big part to play in how our world is being shaped through technology and if we don't stop to consider these issues, we can overlook them, and cause harm to those who use our products. Through our products we cause harm to our users through exclusion, darkpatterns, anger, and even physical harm.
In our book we aim to first shed a light on the different ways our work can harm others and then challenge designers to define their code of ethics.
We hope the book will help designers navigate through these difficult issues and use their skills as a designer to improve the world we live in. We hope designer will produce awesome work that also leaves the world better than they found it.
This is a huge achievement grats to the shopify team (including my co-author!)
Its awesome to explore all the different pages and all of them look superb.
It literally took me 5mins to understand that this wasn't a movie promo.
Really cool stuff happening here but very confusing on 1. What is this 2. Why should I buy it
Thanks for writing this. Were you able to listen to the episode?
Our main points are:
Writing about what you learn helps you grow as a designer/person
Writing effective copy for your UI will help you create better experiences.
Investing time to learn to write better will be fruitful in your work and life.
We start off the show by saying its not a "unicorn skill" just one of the skills designers use and important in many ways.
Let's get on the same page of where the term comes from
Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term originates from the French word for "raw" in the term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material béton brut (raw concrete). British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into "brutalism" (originally "New Brutalism") to identify the emerging style.
In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of some 1930s and 1940s architecture. In one critical appraisal by Banham, Brutalism was posited not as a style but as the expression of an atmosphere among architects of moral seriousness.
Trust me designers don't need help sharing. We LOVE to share.
For proof just watch for the next major brand to redesign their product or logo.
Yes and we also go over what you should do as well!
I'd honestly like to see:
Be nice. Or else.
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