Funny not funny

Posted by on Sep 4, 2021 in Abso-effing-lutely | No Comments

broken

This is so real and shows how broken most of the web is today >

You can thank me later

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Creatives I admire, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

ipso_facto_creative_unnecessary

Straight from the About page:

Unnecessary Inventions is the design project of Matt Benedetto. He creates products that solve problems that don’t really exist by creating products that no one is really asking for.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself here.

Furious | Curious

Posted by on Jul 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

curious_furious

They rhyme, but they have opposite meanings. It’s very difficult to feel both emotions at the same time, and one is far more productive than the other.

~ Seth Godin

Image via Vecteezy.com

To collect where no man has collected before

star_trek_0621

A personal project that began during the 2020 quarantine, a long-time Trekkie and collector of design objects used in Star Trek created this fun and comprehensive website of his findings. Star Trek + Design showcases his collection.

Bonus: You can also follow him on Instagram here.

Dark patterns are everywhere

Posted by on May 21, 2021 in Abso-effing-lutely | No Comments

dark_patterns

Dark patterns are common in websites and apps we use everyday, but they’re sometimes hard to spot because they’re designed to deceive us. Through secretly obtaining personal information and making us do things we don’t want to do, dark patterns can create inconveniences or even serious harms.

Dark Patterns Tip Line’s mission is to change the status quo by advocating for stronger consumer protections and holding companies accountable.

Learn how to spot and report them here >

Signal to noise ratio

signal_to_noise_ratio

Here is my favorite quote from an excellent article by the good folks at UX Collective:

As a designer when someone asks you to “make it pretty” or “do your design thing” what they really mean is “give me a good signal-to-noise ratio.”

Worth the full read here >>

Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash