Issue #02

Sent the April 19th

Get rid of everything that is not essential to making a point.
Christoph Niemann
Header image its not relevant🌱 Thanks to Nicholas Lokasasmita for this issue artwork

#01 Art_ndDesign

I hate to introduce myself, but they forced me to do it, so here I am..

I'm Rosa Cortázar, finishing my degree in Art History, as I'm also interested in Design History since I see a very light gradient between them.

Every four weeks, I'm going to write an article with my reflections and ramblings, relating artistic movements or specific artists.

I still have a lot to learn and probably some people won't agree with my words; but I am looking forward to try, to tell you what is going on in my mind and to debate with whoever wants!

If you have any suggestion of any special topic you want me to talk about, feel free to contact me by email or my Linkedin.

Strawberry kisses

Articles & Ideas

Ethics for designers IV: ConsequentialismThe goal of this series is to provide designers with tools to apply in their everyday work to make more ethically aware decisions. In Part 4, we’ll look at another school of ethics: consequentialism.
101 Cognitive Biases & Principles That Affect Your UXDespite the attention consumer-based mobile apps, websites, and software get, a lot of the world depends on business software.
How To Convince Others Not To Use Dark Patterns
Arguing that dark patterns are unethical is not enough on its own. We will also need to make the case to clients and colleagues that they are damaging to business.
Uncovering the business behind the buttonsOften, the same designers who can solve for their user-centric goals with ease have trouble solving for business goals, too.
Making Cutting-Edge Technology Approachable: A Case Study of Facial-Recognition Payment in ChinaFacial-recognition payment is convenient, but users were concerned and confused after using it for the first time.
The Power of Experience MappingYears ago, I stumbled upon a definition I’ve become quite fond of: Design is the rendering of intent.
Micro-Typography: How To Space And Kern Punctuation Marks And Other SymbolsHow do we add spacing to punctuation marks and other symbols, and how do we adjust the space on the left and right side in an easy and consistent way?

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