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Haven't published in a while now, i'm trying to bring this habit back (also the habit of writing in general)

This one is themed around design, not a weekly roundup, which I'm planning to publish on sunday.

This is just a bunch of design related content that I usually share or refer to when asked thought it'd be useful to put it together in an easily sharable way.

As always, all links on this newsletter can be found here.


Some things to watch on design, all documentaries by the same guy - Gary Hustwit.

Helvetica — Gary Hustwit

Helvetica is a cinematic exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.

Objectified — Gary Hustwit

Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, Objectified documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.

Rams — Gary Hustwit

“Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.” – Dieter Rams

Followed by a TV Show on netflix

Watch Abstract: The Art of Design | Netflix Official Site

Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life. Watch trailers & learn more.


Some courses that have been recommended to me in the past by design people I hold in high regard.

Rapid Prototyping | Udacity Free Courses

Learning to prototype will save you time and money in the development process. You’ll create quality apps faster and have confidence in the viability of your products.

Product Design | Udacity Free Courses

Learn product validation, UI/UX practices, Google’s Design Sprint and the process for setting and tracking actionable metrics.

Intro to the Design of Everyday Things | Udacity Free Courses

This course will provide you with the insight to start recognizing the role of design in today’s world, and to start making better design decisions in your own life.

Ready to become a better product designer?

Learn advanced product design tactics with hands-on lessons delivered directly within Figma.

Read Online

Checklist Design - A collection of the best design practices.

Checklist Design is a curated list of checklists ranging from website pages, to UI components, all the way to branding assets.

The modern web design process | A free ebook from Webflow

Learn how a well-defined process translates to high-performing websites.

GitHub - togiberlin/ui-ux-designer-roadmap: Roadmap on becoming a UI/UX designer in 2017

Roadmap on becoming a UI/UX designer in 2017. Contribute to togiberlin/ui-ux-designer-roadmap development by creating an account on GitHub.

Home | Laws of UX

Laws of UX is a collection of best practices that designers can consider when building user interfaces.

Design Principles

Design Principles | An Open Source collection of Design Principles and methods

An Open Source collection of Design Principles and methods


Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

Just Enough Research book. Read 125 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. Design research is a hard slog that takes years to learn and …

Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research by Mike Kuniavsky

Observing the User Experience book. Read 19 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. The gap between who designers and developers imagine …

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett

The Elements of User Experience book. Read 156 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. A site that really works fulfills your strategic o…

The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin P. Williams

The Non-Designer’s Design Book book. Read 380 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. So you have a great concept and all the fancy digit…

Touch This: Graphic Design That Feels Good by Scott Witham

Touch This book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In today’s high-tech, virtual world, where things exist, but then again they do…

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

The Design of Everyday Things book. Read 2,533 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans -…