Just a small shout-out to News Minimalist, for giving me what I actually want out of a news aggregator: simple summaries of what happened today with the ability to see more.

Apple products have a remarkable tendency to survive the drops that seem like they would break them, only to completely shatter on a very minor looking fall. ⌚️

Verified is to Twitter as are to

How long until there is a Twitter cosmetic store?

User story as haiku

Persona with needs,
Desires met by product’s deeds,
Joyful outcome, seeds.

Who is out there subscribing to individual news outlets? I struggle to think of a single publication that can justify the high cost when there are so many alternatives to read. Apple News+ offers access to multiple sources with just one subscription, but it begs the question: why aren’t there more options like this available?

via Tobias van Schneider:

Not all designers are artists. In fact, most designers aren’t artists and that’s perfectly fine. But the best designers are indeed artists. And that’s the difference. For the most talented, successful designers in the industry, art is the secret ingredient that takes their work to the next level.

This echoes my own feelings about recognizing the best designers.

Their approach to problem-solving is often rooted in their personal expression and creativity, and this humanity is apparent in their work. Artistry requires comfort in ambiguity, and those who are not confident in that space tend to rely solely on data to guide their decisions. This approach can result in underwhelming final products that lack the spark and personality of designs created by more intuitive and imaginative designers.

Finally updated my portfolio’s blog.

Hopefully that means fewer excuses for not writing.

via Jorge Arango:

Skillful action demands that you master the particulars. You can only do that if you pay attention to feedback.[…]

So you design with feedback. But you also design for feedback.

Shed the negative associations. Embrace feedback for what it is: core to skillful action and good design.

A nice reminder on a rainy morning.

Was playin’ around with the idea of how live activities might be used for live sports.

Could be neat to be able to summarize the state of the game

via Figma’s blog:

Today, we’re announcing that Figma has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adobe. This has been in the works over the past few months and I’m so excited to finally share this news with the world.

This is great news for all those Figma alternatives out there. I’m currently exploring Penpot for example.