Monthly Archives: March 2016

You’re Only As Diverse as What You Choose to Look At

Morgane Santos sees (and feels) the unbearable homogeneity of design: Here’s a random sampling of the top posts on Dribbble at the time of this writing. We have lots of illustrations done in the exact same style: evenly weighted lines, flat, minimal, geometric, symmetric. A few samples of mobile design that were carefully edited to […]

Basic Economy

America’s airlines are introducing a class below economy: Airlines have long seen profitability in investing heavily in first- and business-class while degrading the flying experience in coach to cut costs. But why stop there? Coach, they have discovered, can itself be subdivided, and then subdivided again. First there was the creation of premium economy, which […]

“Treat chat like a sauna — stay a while but then get out.”

Last week Basecamp CEO Jason Fried published a great piece on all the ways group chat applications like Slack are bad. The whole piece is a must-read, but here’s one nugget: Many chat platforms put a little green dot next to people telling you they are online/available. That’s called presence, and it’s worse than you […]

Link Drop – 09 Mar 2016

Geoff Teehan explains Facebook’s new reaction buttons (“Not everything in life is Likable”) // Empty State: Mobile App “Nice-to-Have” Essential // Apparently Les Claypool has his own wines // triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13 // The Complete Conceptual History of the Millennium Falcon // Japanese Artists Show Off Their Workspaces // Scientists believe […]