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A long overdue list of UXD Inspired Reads. Interesting posts about the life and evolution as a designer. Josh Dickens is a friend from grad school and wrote a great piece about his journey and process, fantastic read. Some other great ones to ponder over a long holiday weekend. Stay safe.


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1. How To Survive Through A Digital Transformation As A Designer
Survival Guide: first-generation Product Designers amid digital transformation.

2. Joshua Dickens – My Instagram Story
“As you face the challenges of building and shipping products, don’t lose sight of honoring the humanity of the people you’re working with. The same holds true for those on the outside—your peers, your competitors, your customer. I truly believe that empathy is a product designer’s superpower. If you’re feeling resentful, dismissive, or angry—think of how you’d feel if you were in their shoes. Practice kindness—I think it improves the work (and it’s just the right thing to do).”

3. The Forgotten Benefits Of “Low Tech” User Interfaces
Seemingly outmoded technologies sometimes hold the key to better user experiences.

4. You Need To See This Netflix Show About Japanese Toddlers Running Errands (from Dom)
“Commentary: I’m rooting for these 2 year olds who are taking care of business.”

5. This Is How People Once Measured The Blueness Of The Sky (from Dom)
The origins of quantitative meteorology

6. Colors
Our world is saturated in color, from soft hues to violent stains. How does something so intangible pack such a visceral punch? This hour, in the name of science and poetry, Jad and Robert tear the rainbow to pieces.

7. The Illustrated History Of How Sugar Conquered The World
From rarefied medicine to colonial invader to public health menace, the story of the world’s most influential flavor.

8. FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes New Standards For National Electric Vehicle Charging Network
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Enable Families to Plug-In, Charge Up, and Drive Across America

9. Biden To Require Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Every 50 Miles On Federal Highways
Charging stations would be prohibited from requiring users to have a membership or be part of a club

10. Just 8% Of Manhattan Office Workers Are Back Full Time, Survey Shows.
The Partnership for New York City found a wider embrace of hybrid workplaces, with 78 percent of businesses adopting the model.