Buongiorno! I hope you’ve had a great holiday break. Here are a few links to browse from the world of design.
- Use generative design techniques to get smarter about your designs. May the force be with you – Jedi Designer Tricks for Exploring Multiple Variations.
- The Dark Side of UX - This is a video about dark design patterns. The last paragraph of this link may give you some food for thought: “The choice is there for most designers: do you choose UX design in its traditional form (i.e. to benefit users) or do you use the knowledge and practices from UX design to create products that trick, manipulate, and coerce the user? There is one thing you need to consider though, some of these methods are now illegal.”
- Here are ways to use the right amount of data for personalization: How to personalize your UX design without being creepy.
Isn’t it nice to find design inspiration away from your computer screen? If you ever get the opportunity to visit London, Bilbao, or New York, make sure to stop by the following spots:
- Material Lab is a place where anyone can drop in and explore hundreds of different materials, discover the latest trends and innovations, get expert advice, and be inspired. Touch and see!
- Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design is an exhibition running at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao from October 2015 to February 2016. “Everything is designed in the continent [Africa].” African design sure is stunning!
- Speaking of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, did you know it was designed by Frank Gehry? It’s a spectacular structure made of titanium, glass, and limestone. If you can’t make it to Spain, you can see Gehry’s architecture in New York City at 8 Spruce Street. Here is the wiki list of other works by Frank Gehry.