Growth design, regenerative UX, office politics explained

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.

Since their invention in 1997, user stories have become ubiquitous. The simple format of “as X, I want Y so that I can Z” has helped countless software teams stay focused on the value they provide for their customers.

In theory.

The truth is: As a user, I don’t want to use a product at all.

As a user, I don’t want to
By Pavel Samsonov

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  • Are you a starter or a finisher?
    Why your team needs a better balance between both.
    By Slava Polonski, PhD
  • From UX to Growth Design
    5 principles to multiply your value.
    By Kate Syuma
  • Regenerative UX
    There’s trouble in the water right now.
    By Alex Wright
  • Why aren’t design roles simpler?
    A no-nonsense guide to marketing and UX roles.
    By T. Robert Roeth
  • Sparkles aren’t good UX✨
    You can’t substitute important info with sparkles.
    By Daley Wilhelm

The UX Collective is celebrating its 15th anniversary as an independent design publication. Here’s a letter from our editors about what we’re not doing.

How design and dataviz can help shed light on global warming →

Make me think

  • Why the world isn’t as bad as you think
    “News coverage is terrible at capturing the biggest good news stories: the long-term trends that show vast improvements in human living standards across long stretches of time. We need to fix that.”
  • The semiautomated social network is coming
    “It makes sense that LinkedIn would be the first major social network to push AI-generated content on its users. The Microsoft-owned company is weird. It’s corporate. It’s full of workfluencer posts and engagement bait that ranges in tone from management consultant bland to cheerfully psychotic. Happily, this is the same emotional spectrum on which AI tends to operate.”

Little gems this week

Office politics explained: why don’t your colleagues approve your mockups?
By Bas Wallet

Visualizing direction and the use of arrows
By Joseph Mackereth

Minimalism in UX: the blessing of no choices
By Dimitris Chatzilias

Tools and resources

  • A taxonomy for alerts and notifications
    Alert, Toast, Callout, Popup, Snackbar, or Notification?
    By Steve Dennis
  • How people read online
    Tips for accessible text.
    By Elisa Viglianese
  • How to set up in-app feedback
    Oh, the way you make me feel.
    By Daniela Nguyen Trong

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