UX Lift newsletter – the best UX and design links from the last few weeks
UX design's dirty secret, understand users' perspectives, create shared mental models, organise design systems and use AI to edit images and solve moral dilemmas.
UX design has a dirty secret – Too often, designers are asked to perform UX Theatre, which doesn’t actually centre the user at all.
How to create a perspective grid – A simple way to combine multiple perspectives and to create a shared understanding of a user’s goals and barriers.
Product & UX partnerships – Short video from Nielsen/Norman on how UX and product can work better together.
Agile as trauma – Loved the bit about ‘conceptual integrity’ and how it’s often lost with Agile. How can UX help create and communicate that bigger picture?
Keeping things organised – How Microsoft maintains their design systems in Figma.
Penzil – Sketch in 3D in the browser.
Mental Canvas – 3D sketching app for iOS and Surface.
Cleanup.pictures – Remove unwanted objects from pictures in the browser with AI.
Photopea – With the beta launch of Photoshop for Chrome, do yourself a favour and use this instead.
Accessibility maze – Fun browser game to help demonstrate the importance of accessibility.
DOOM rendered entirely in checkboxes – Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Ask Delphi – AI agony aunt for your moral quandaries. NOTE: Not entirely reliable.