Kill the UX Designer

Today, I read this question on Designer News: “Where does a wanna-be UX designer begin?” It’s shows a fundamental misconception of a job and role that no one really understands, but which is essential in making a product or business successful. It’s a job title that is misunderstood and misused all the time. And as responsible designers, we are supposed to make things easier to…

What must be, not what could be

I had a conversation with one of our designers at Wunderlist. We spoke about a new feature he was working on and he was seeking advice on how to prioritize certain ideas over others. At one point my response was: “Don’t let your team get carried away in ‘what could be built’, but focus on ‘what must be built’.” Designing a product is exciting and will inevitably lead you to an…

Must-read Books for Designers

Two years ago I published an article with a few book recommendations on what to read. Back then I started curating a list of books I read and think are important if you want to develop a well-rounded design expertise. I will continue curating more books and update the list from time to time, so please feel free to leave a comment with books you think should be on the list.