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The Design Tool Dilemma – freeCodeCamp
“There is no duplication of work. No wasted effort. There are no fake simulations or inaccurate renderings. There is no lack of context. There is just code, in many forms.”
Today’s quote was from this article on the Design Tool Dilemma, highlighting the two type of tools & workflows being used in the Product Design Industry today.
tools  Design  prototyping  Development  Inspiration  Reference  Article  MustRead  resource  UI  UX  Awesome 
4 weeks ago by rasagy
Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, two award-winning information designers living on different sides of the Atlantic.
Design  Data  visualization  Reference  Inspiration  project  Awesome  data-art  quantifiedself  people  book 
5 weeks ago by rasagy
Dario Rodighiero on Twitter: "… "
Great example of explanation, exploration and form vs function matrix.
data-art  Reference  Article  Introduction  visualization  Awesome  MustRead  Inspiration 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
Crapularity Hermeneutics
Yet it could be argued that data is always qualitative, even when its processing is quantitative: this is why algorithms and analytics discriminate
Data  Reference  Article  paper  Inspiration  algorithm  bias 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
There Is No Such Thing as an Interaction Design Degree
Great article to critique interaction design education, and a solid competency diagram for an Interaction Designer.
Design  Education  Reference  Article  IxD  UI  UX  Inspiration  Awesome  MustRead  Career  research  paper 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
Designculture • Helmut Schmid
“Design is not just making a nice design and making money.
Design has to have content and designer has to stand behind this content.”
Remembering Helmut Schmid’s legacy through this lovely interview & a glimpse of his design work.
interview  Design  Typography  GraphicDesign  people  Inspiration  history  Article 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
Introducing the GOV.UK Design System - Government Digital Service
One of the best design systems that go beyond being just a UI toolkit/pattern library, based on several years of work.
styleguide  Reference  Inspiration  Article  MustRead  UI  UX  Design 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
Do We Really Need More UX Designers? Or Better UX Designers?
“…and market forces aren’t invested in, or delivering better UX designers, just more of them.“

“Teaching "you will be a UX professional in two months" usually means skipping exploration of the why, conditioning students to create what one UX director calls "fake work" (no time to go into the field, even to build personas), and little sense of what one doesn’t know.”
Design  Career  Reference  Inspiration  Article  Education  MustRead  UX 
6 weeks ago by rasagy
20 ways to make your design critiques more effective - UXM
Some good points like taking care of HiPPO (Highest Paid Persons Opinion), individual vs group feedback and probing feedback.
critique  Design  Inspiration  Reference  process  Article  advice  Career 
7 weeks ago by rasagy
Flights to Rome - moovel lab
Do all flights lead to Rome? Love this breathtaking interactive visualization of flight paths across the world, along with the detailed narrative for Rome, NY & Tokyo.
#BuiltWithMapbox #DataArt
Mapbox  Design  visualization  Reference  Inspiration  3d  geoViz-flow-map  Awesome  world  transport  scroll  data-art  cartography 
7 weeks ago by rasagy
Text and type · Creative Coding by Allison Parrish
How to use p5.js to display text in your sketch, and give your sketch different behaviors based on the shape of text in different sizes and fonts.
Design  creativecode  p5js  Inspiration  Reference  Tutorial  GraphicDesign  Awesome  ToDo 
7 weeks ago by rasagy
Can we open the black box of AI? : Nature News & Comment
“At some point, it’s like explaining Shakespeare to a dog.”
Great piece on the decades of work around understanding how the black box of AI learns to increase accountability & transparency:
AI  Article  DataScience  Inspiration  Reference  introduction  machinelearning 
8 weeks ago by rasagy
“The Peter Principle” and Other Reasons To Think Twice Before Accepting a New Promotion - 99U
“…in a hierarchical organization, employees tend to rise to the level of their incompetence.”
#TIL about “The Peter Principle” and why to think twice before accepting a promotion/role with different skillsets
Career  Reference  Article  MustRead  Awesome  Inspiration  management  Leadership 
8 weeks ago by rasagy
The Design Thesis – Shopify UX
Great idea by @verneho to add depth to your design practice.
Also loved his way of evaluating designers by their answers to “Why?” — how they rationalize their design decisions. 👏🏻
Design  Career  Reference  mentorship  advice  Inspiration  ToDo  Awesome  MustRead 
8 weeks ago by rasagy
ADC Young Guns 16
Love the parallax effect with letters as svg
RSD  WebDesign  Design  Inspiration  Animation  scroll  SVG  Reference  Awesome  Parallax 
8 weeks ago by rasagy
The Uncomfortable - a collection of deliberately inconvenient objects
Great collection of products to inspire someone to understand the value of design
ProductDesign  Design  Inspiration  Fun  Awesome  lists 
9 weeks ago by rasagy
Crystal Code Palace
Tracery is a JavaScript library, by GalaxyKate, that uses grammars to generate surprising new text.
bots  generative  storytelling  text-analytics  Inspiration  Reference  Tutorial  Article  Development  Awesome  ToDo 
9 weeks ago by rasagy
The Graph - A Query Protocol for Blockchains
Love the small details like subtle animations, scroll position indicator on left etc.
WebDesign  Design  Inspiration  GraphicDesign  SVG  Animation  RSD 
10 weeks ago by rasagy
Design Thinking Is B.S.
Love how @FastCoDesign show two sides of the argument around #DesignThinking:
“Design thinking is B.S.” by @njenworks highlights the lack of criticism & skepticism, and finds the prescriptive nature worrying: http://bit.ly/2LOtZrE
“The Skeptic’s Case For Design Thinking” by @khoi highlights the value in democratization of design, & why design shouldn’t follow the *Cathedral* model (exclusive) but the *Bazaar* model (open, participatory): http://bit.ly/2LMXLNR
Design  design-thinking  designthinking  Reference  Article  process  Career  Inspiration  Awesome  MustRead 
11 weeks ago by rasagy
The Skeptic’s Case For Design Thinking
Love how @FastCoDesign show two sides of the argument around #DesignThinking:
“Design thinking is B.S.” by @njenworks highlights the lack of criticism & skepticism, and finds the prescriptive nature worrying: http://bit.ly/2LOtZrE
“The Skeptic’s Case For Design Thinking” by @khoi highlights the value in democratization of design, & why design shouldn’t follow the *Cathedral* model (exclusive) but the *Bazaar* model (open, participatory): http://bit.ly/2LMXLNR
Design  design-thinking  designthinking  Reference  Article  process  Career  Inspiration  Awesome  MustRead 
11 weeks ago by rasagy
Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling. - Vox
“If the tower of life were an office building, plants would be the main tenants, taking up dozens of floors.”
All life on Earth, in one staggering chart, visualized by mass.
By weight, human beings are insignificant.
visualization  Inspiration  world  environment  Data  Design  scroll  storytelling 
11 weeks ago by rasagy
Tinder Places: match with maps – Points of interest
Tinder now uses Mapbox to let you select your favorite hangout spots, and get matched by others who frequent that place!
Love how the subtle map style complements the bold colors for the cards, so beautiful. #BuiltWithMapbox
Mapbox  UI  UX  Inspiration  Design  Reference  cartography  GraphicDesign  App 
11 weeks ago by rasagy
The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again - The New York Times
The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again: Detailed map visualizations of natural disasters over the last 15 yrs, visualized by year and by type of disasters.
geoViz-graduated-proportional-symbol  Inspiration  weather  USA  Design  cartography  visualization  Awesome  ddj  small-multiples 
11 weeks ago by rasagy
Create graphics with a hand-drawn, sketchy, appearance
drawing  GenerativeArt  Development  Fun  RSD  Design  Inspiration  ToDo  WebDesign 
12 weeks ago by rasagy
What Can Algorithms Tell You About Your Writing?
Nice demo of the variety of text analysis tools like NLP, sentiment analysis and writing complexity.
text-analytics  visualization  writing  Reference  Inspiration  Article  demo  machinelearning  algorithm  nlp  sentiment-analysis  p-text-viz 
12 weeks ago by rasagy
The Tarot Cards Of Tech
An amazing repository of 12 broad areas to explore unintended consequences/ethical ramifications of your product.
ethics  Design  UX  Inspiration  Reference  Awesome  MustRead  Article  lists  Psychology  philosophy  Technology  Startup 
12 weeks ago by rasagy
Our Rainforest Is Not For Sale
Our Rainforest Is Not For Sale: Inspiring narrative for the campaign by Waorani people of upper Amazon in Ecuador to defend their ancestral lands from oil exploration.
Mapbox  Inspiration  Reference  Design  cartography  GraphicDesign  Illustration  storytelling  scroll 
12 weeks ago by rasagy
Click that ’hood!
“Click that ’hood” is a fun geo-game where you need to quickly identify states/neighborhoods on a map.
Here’s one for Indian states! #BuiltWithMapbox
Design  maps  cartography  Fun  Mapbox  visualization  IxD  Reference  Inspiration 
may 2018 by rasagy
Building a UX Team – Medium
Good thoughts on design in context of an organization.
Design  Inspiration  Reference  Career  team  UX  Article  advice  work-culture 
may 2018 by rasagy
US Wind Turbine Database Viewer | USWTDB
Beautiful ⚡️🗺: The US Wind Turbine Database maps 57,636 turbines along with an interactive way to filter by capacity, year, height etc. #BuiltWithMapbox
environment  maps  IxD  geoViz-heatmap  geoViz-density-map  Design  Inspiration  Reference  visualization  Awesome  Mapbox 
may 2018 by rasagy
What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out
Shocking visualization of how rivers like Ganga & Yangtze (China) are flowing into the ocean with several thousand tons of mismanaged municipal plastic waste:
ddj  visualization  maps  Inspiration  world  environment  storytelling  scroll  geoViz-graduated-proportional-symbol  animation  Awesome  MustRead 
may 2018 by rasagy
The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming | Environment | The Guardian
The 3˚ world: Cities across the world that will be drowned by global warming, with city maps of each city and projected areas that will be flooded.
These geo-visualizations really summarize the shocking future ahead.
environment  Reference  visualization  storytelling  maps  cartography  Data  world  p-city-data  geoViz-density-map  Inspiration  Awesome  MustRead  ddj 
may 2018 by rasagy
In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing - The New York Times
In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing: How a single map visualization (as a gif) is enough to communicate the alarming impact on Arctic ice.
Design  maps  visualization  cartography  Data  environment  Inspiration  Gif  Animation  Awesome  Reference  ddj  geoViz-choropleth 
may 2018 by rasagy
hostile design
Hostile designs are designs against humanity.

They are made specifically to exclude, harm or otherwise hinder the freedom of a human being.
ethics  Reference  politics  architecture  Article  Inspiration  Design 
may 2018 by rasagy
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