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The Vanishing Designer

Visionary designers have lost their conceptual integrity to an industrial complex optimized for consensus, predictability, and short-term business gain.

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-07-27

The vital art of talking to strangers

Attitudes to strangers tend to follow a familiar pattern. Children are taught never to speak to unknown grown-ups, especially those regarded by their parents as untrustworthy.

The EconomistThe Economist 2021-07-27

Who’s Afraid of the Four Day Work Week?

If you’re a "full-time" employee, your work week is likely five days (if not more), and spans 40 hours (if not more). You might be paid by the hour, or you might be on salary, but you probably have two days “officially” off every week (although work might slide into those days)...

Culture StudyCulture Study 2021-07-20

The Problem We’re Now Facing With WFH

Pandemic-era questions about the irrelevance of the office are inching toward a resolution. Some bosses are calling employees back.

SlateSlate 2021-07-20

Air passengers have become much more confrontational during the pandemic

Air passengers, everyone seems to agree, have become more loutish in recent years. Lurid stories of fliers kicking off inside cabins—before getting kicked out of them—have become staples of newspapers and social-media sites.

The EconomistThe Economist 2021-07-20

How stakeholders should fit into user testing sessions

One of the worst user research interviews I ever participated in was when we attempted to get our stakeholders involved with user research.

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-07-06

The perfect number of hours to work every day? Five

Research shows that five work hours a day can improve productivity and bolster wellbeing. There’s only one thing holding companies back

Wired UKWired UK 2021-07-06

UX & values: What do our users want the most?

There is a common saying that all digital products should be meaningful, user-friendly, socially responsible, ecological, and inclusive.

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-07-06

Our journey from office-centric to remote-first

Docker Inc. started like many startups with engineers working from a single location. For us, this was in the Bay Area in the US. We were very office-centric, so the natural way to increase diversity and to get engineers from different cultures to work together was to open new...

DockerDocker 2021-06-29

The Ignatian way of warfare: Self-knowledge, internal growth, and calibrated reflection

The trumpets blow and the marching starts. Row upon row of metal armor clinking like a metronome, advancing toward an uncertain future. There you are, positioned at the front of the ranks, just as you’d dreamed.

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-06-29

Forget Going Back to the Office - People Are Just Quitting Instead

More U.S. workers are quitting their jobs than at any time in at least two decades, signaling optimism among many professionals while also adding to the struggle companies face trying to keep up with the economic recovery.

A Complete Guide To Accessibility Tooling

Learning to build accessible websites can be a daunting task for those who are just starting to implement accessible practices. We’ve pulled together a wide range of accessibility tooling, ranging from single-use bookmarklets to full-blown applications, in order to help you get...

Nic ChanNic Chan 2021-06-22

How teams can work remotely and stay productive

Despite the predictions that after COVID-19 everyone will go to complete remote work, many companies want to see their employees back in their offices as soon as possible.

PlantPlant 2021-06-22

This post is your memory

If an object does not ‘spark joy’, then professional declutterer Marie Kondo believes we should throw it out. It’s a thought-provoking idea. Objects embody emotion. Or they don’t.

Vikram SinghVikram Singh 2021-06-22

Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates

I’m not inclined to hire a graduate from one of America’s elite universities. That marks a change. A decade ago I relished the opportunity to employ talented graduates of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and the rest. Today? Not so much.

Nine tips for interviewing over Zoom

I’ve been hiring engineers and testers lately. Even though pandemic restrictions are starting to lift, most of us are still working from home. So are the people I’m interviewing. That means I’m interviewing over Zoom.

Jim GreyJim Grey 2021-06-15

Apple employees push back against returning to the office in internal letter

Apple employees are pushing back against a new policy that would require them to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. Staff members say they want a flexible approach where those who want to work remote can do so, according to an internal letter...

The VergeThe Verge 2021-06-15

Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety

It’s more important than ever to consider mental health while designing.

Cara BrashearsCara Brashears 2021-06-08

Another year, another UI trend is becoming increasingly popular among designers.

If you like to keep your fingers on the pulse of the latest web design trends, you’ve probably already heard of Glassmorphism.

Iroshan De ZilvaIroshan De Zilva 2021-06-08

Towards a Design System in iOS: Colors

An important aspect to the success of an application is how it looks, and how easy it is to use. These two aspects are what we call UI/UX…

GoodNotesGoodNotes 2021-06-08

Zooming beyond time and space

While face to face interaction is generally synchronous (at the same time), online interaction can also be asynchronous (at different times). This opens up a whole new powerful toolset, enabled by technology—if we understand how to use it.

MediumMedium 2021-06-08

Text – a designer tool

Often designers work on projects that don’t have a ready text or the projects that are only at the prototype stage. There are designers who are overly concerned with the beauty of typefaces, graphics, proportions, and how the layout looks and treat text separately from design.

PlantPlant 2021-06-08

Stop Sabotaging Your Workforce

Eighty-five percent of employees aren’t engaged at work, according to Gallup. Misalignments between strengths and values, lack of personal development, command-and-control management, shallow-level work, and process-heavy change-resistant cultures all play a part in the...

So, You Want to Become a Digital Nomad

Working remotely while abroad has obvious appeal. But the tax consequences vary depending on where you go. Here’s what to know.

5 Behavioural Biases That Trip Up Remote Managers

In times of uncertainty and seclusion, people seek guidance and stability. In the workplace, they usually turn to their superiors. It can be hard for managers to live up to these expectations, and the task of managing people remotely is one few leaders have been prepared for.

Better in Black: Rethinking our Most Important Buttons

If there's one button you use every time you open Spotify, it’s the play button. Today, we’re updating it significantly for better accessibility.

SpotifySpotify 2021-05-25

The little book of accessibility

If I had a TARDIS and could travel back in time to 2005, which is when I founded the BBC’s Digital Accessibility Team, what would I say to…

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-05-25

Work from home: Remote work is still popular with many Americans

‘The DNA of work has changed’: Many Americans want to keep working from home after the COVID-19 crisis passes.

USA TodayUSA Today 2021-05-24

The product management of a design system

One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had during my time as a Product Manager at Autodesk has been in building out and deploying a design system.

UX CollectiveUX Collective 2021-05-18

Designing for Users Across Cultures: An Interview with Jenny Shen

Independent UX consultant Jenny Shen explains why and how to create digital products for international users

MediumMedium 2021-05-18

25 Companies Going Remote Permanently

COVID introduced a mass exodus to the digital workplace. Find out how many companies are going remote permanently in a pre-COVID era.

VirtualVocationsVirtualVocations 2021-05-14

How to move away from dark UX patterns

The task of any UX designer is to provide users with a convenient and pleasant interaction with the product. The product must be honest and take users interests into account, and not manipulate it nor harm it for the sake of profit.

PlantPlant 2021-05-11

Planning a post-pandemic office? Here’s how much it will cost

Construction is about to get more expensive. How much will companies invest in new offices? The pandemic has pushed companies around the world to rethink their offices. Whether they’re shifting to hybrid work models or eliminating dedicated desks, offices are likely to look a lot...

Nate BergNate Berg 2021-05-07

The Best Advice for Remote Jobseekers Looking for a More Fulfilling Role

Finding a fulfilling role professionally isn't always easy. But the answer might just lie in remote work. Discover if a remote role is what you need to develop your skills and feed your passion.

VirtualVocationsVirtualVocations 2021-05-04

This DIY office in a box will transform your WFH setup

We haven’t seen anything quite like this yet. Work from home means very different things to different people: work from couch; work from bed; work from a chair stacked on a table, knee-deep in kids' toys.

Lilly SmithLilly Smith 2021-05-04

Is Remote Work Getting Stale? Here's How to Freshen It Up

For many years, remote work was an amenity. It was something startups and young companies offered as a way to attract top-flight talent and stand out in a crowded job market.

EntrepreneurEntrepreneur 2021-05-04

Ask a Hiring Manager Featuring Sue Kelly of Omni Interactions

If you're looking for ways to break into the world of remote work, you aren't alone. But knowing where to start is half the battle. With tips for newbie virtual workers, Sue Kelly of Omni Interactions teaches you where to begin your journey. The post Ask a Hiring Manager...

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Remote Work Routine

Your home office surely needs a spring cleaning, but don't forget about your remote work routine. With these tips you can become a more successful, organized, and productive remote worker.

Eric SchadEric Schad 2021-04-30

Remote Work Study Shows The Possibility Of A New Corporate Two-Class System

You can easily envision a dual-class system arising amongst workers. There will be those in the room being first-class and those at home being second-class corporate citizens.

ForbesForbes 2021-04-26

Working in a New Normal: Enjoying the Rhythms of Remote Work

Name: Eric Timberlake Position: Scheduling Coordinator for Duke Primary Care Years at Duke: 15

Duke UniversityDuke University 2021-04-26

Office Not Required—Why Remote Work Is Here To Stay

Remote work is good for companies, employees, and the environment.

ForbesForbes 2021-04-25

I paid $160 to work from a 4-star luxury hotel in LA for the day, and the free coffee and rooftop pool made me feel surprisingly productive

Los Angeles - the home of movie stars, sunshine, and overpriced juice - has a hidden secret: a luxury hotel with a great remote work program.

InsiderInsider 2021-04-25

10 Tips to Increase Productivity While Working Remotely

In this guest post from Ralf Quellmalz of Topic Insights, readers can learn about ways to increase their productivity while working remotely.

Eric SchadEric Schad 2021-04-20

Back to the office: Work from home vs. corporate reality

Look, I’m old and jaded. But whenever I hear about economic "revolutions" — "it's different this time" — my skepticism antenna pops up.

O.C. RegisterO.C. Register 2021-04-18

How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict?

Remote work expert offers best practices based on more than 20 years of research

Lab ManagerLab Manager 2021-04-12

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