Reading List: Week 4, May 2021

Those people tasked with designing the behavior of digital systems must imagine how humans will act on and react to the behaviors that we create, and they will base their actions and reactions on cognition-for-non-deterministic-behavior. The word for that is interaction, and we design it.

The difference between

While UX work has on the whole shifted the world toward a more positive tech/human relationship, and therefore countless more possibilities, almost no individual effort has had significant enough influence to improve people’s lives.

Waking up from the dream of UX

If you can remember where your grandparents kept their telephone, can you remember what else was on the table? How about everything on your bedside table right now? As the scale gets smaller, it gets harder to remember. That shift is your brain shifting which kind of memory and reasoning it uses.

Understanding Architectural Scale: Tabletops and landscapes

Most importantly with container queries, we can set typography contextually! This for me is the most needed feature in design system implementations and why I constantly wish we had container queries.

Container Queries are actually coming

If your tolerance is zero – if you are allergic to differences in opinion, personal incentives, emotions, inefficiencies, miscommunication and such – your odds of succeeding in anything that requires other people rounds to zero.

The Optimal Amount of Hassle

Now every time an outrageous patent application gets publicized like this, the Big Tech company hastens to get their PR out front: “Oh, {nervous chuckle}, those patent applications are just for FUN. We don’t mean them SERIOUSLY. It’s just a silly idea we’d NEVER pursue.”

Is your phone listening to you? A response to the “toothpaste” thread

At its core, Sketch’s conceptual model is based on the notion that one user is working on one file at any given time and that file is stored locally. This file-centered paradigm is the traditional way of working with personal computers.

Changes to Sketch’s Conceptual Model


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