Collection of things I read, shared, and bookmarked that you might find interesting
Flexibility, combined with a strong foundation, makes us more resilient. The next time you're facing a tough situation, feeling threatened, or standing your ground, pause. Consider whether flexibility may help you around the conflict.
When designing for humans, we recognize the innate differences that each person embodies while accounting for the absolute similarities that all humans share: a sensitivity to group dynamics, emotional stimulation, positive feedback, and familiarity.
As designers, we have to see failure as an opportunity. We must be willing to expose ourselves to criticism and change. To know that version A-L may not be accepted, but version M will be phenomenal. By being willing to fail, we are constantly pushing ourselves forward.
Man: [Makes sexist comment] Woman: I take offense to that. Man: Why? Woman: It came across as sexist. Man: No it didn’t. Woman: It did to me. Man: If I were a woman, I wouldn’t think that was sexist. Woman: But you’re not a woman. Man: Oh, so my opinion doesn’t count? Woman: It does, […]
Empathy is so hot right now. Whether you’re a user experience professional, visual designer, marketer, developer, empathy is the new skill to have. Unfortunately, like most buzz words that become jargon, the value of the word is being lost in the noise. What really is empathy? The first definition that may likely come to mind is […]