If you need to test a prototype, check out this how-to-guide from Michael Margolis
complete with software recommendations and detailed screenshots.
This redesign exercise is cool, but what makes it really great is that the designer, Netflix data viz expert Susie Lu (who is amazing, just look at her blog
) didn’t just mock up the receipt design onscreen, she bought a thermal printer and wrote the code to make it work. Susie, I don’t think you subscribe to this newsletter but if you do, nice work!
I’ve never used JTBD but everything I’ve heard was positive. So I enjoyed this nuanced critique from Jared Spool
, which discusses the good and the bad from a designer/researcher’s perspective.
I’m super jealous of Cal Newport
because he always writes stuff I wish I’d thought of. This post from a few years ago brings up an excellent question: Do we really need
email at work? What would happen if it went away?
“Personal brand” and “telling your story” might sound icky, but there’s a good way to go about it. Great post from Julie Zhuo
Recently, while getting on an airplane, I thought “Why the heck is this so complicated?” Well, now I know… I guess?
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