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- “The core insight of Figma is that design is larger than just designers. Design is all of the conversations between designers and PMs about what to build. It is the mocks and prototypes and the feedback on them.” Kevin Kwok on why Figma wins.
- Uday Gajendar on trusting the design process: “[it] is really this amalgam of flexible mindset, executed craft, building relationships for credibility and influence, and leveraging principles to guide common decisions with shared goals.”
- John Cutler on the incentives for creating new features vs. optimizing existing ones.
- Good advice from Devon Zuegel for dealing with unreasonable arguments in social media.
- Systemic understanding isn’t a nice-to-have: In today’s complex environment, you must see the big picture.
- Is making complex systems more user-centered also making us dumber? (See also: Developing a Mental Model of a System.)
- An astonishing video of the GPT-3 deep-learning model writing code from plain English.
- An insightful tour of an F-15 jet fighter user interface. (Pair this video with my podcast with Stephen P. Anderson about cognitive environments.)
- Very cool: The Internet Archive is hosting an in-browser MacOS System 7 emulator running a copy of The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog.
- untools, a “collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.”
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