April 2018

April 29, 2018

  • Learning CSS grid layout with the Swiss. A very nice introduction to CSS Grid and how you can combine it with Flexbox and CSS Columns. I love how the examples recreate the layouts from contemporary print magazines to Bauhaus posters to Wolfgang Weingart’s New Wave work.

April 28, 2018

Asking the right questions

Design is more about asking the right questions than having the right answers. “Rather than asking ‘What will make this design successful?’ we can ask, ‘What would make this design fail?’” For example:

Question: How can we get users to complete the onboarding process?

Inverse: What would make users abandon onboarding?

Question: What would make a user check this app every day?

Inverse: What would make a user forget about this app for days at a time?

Question: How can I be a great design manager?

Inverse: What would make me a terrible design manager?


April 17, 2018

April 16, 2018

April 5, 2018

  • New Yorker: Are we already living in virtual reality? A fascinating long read about how VR may prove to be a materially different medium: “virtual re-embodiment” could drastically affect how we perceive ourselves and the reality around us. We create and use mental models of the world around us, this is easy to comprehend; that our concept of ourselves is equally a mental model, just entirely transparent to us, is much more difficult to grasp.