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Issue #136 — 10 Aug '17

Why we desperately need women to design AI

Diversity in, diversity out. Kate Brodock points out the troubling (current) reality of male-dominated AI and highlights precisely why we urgently need more women designing AI.

ENOUGH HE SAYS SHE SAYS

How Google designers adapt Material

You know that point where the design guidelines you’re working with aren’t cutting it? Here’s how Google’s own design team deal with the tension between using and adapting guidelines. A must-read for anyone working with (or responsible for) a mature design system.

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“As a user” needs to stop

Have our agile process-rituals, intended to encourage empathy, become a crutch for lazy thinking? Janet Taylor makes the evergreen case for why we must never forget our users are, in fact, humans. 

CHANGE THE STORY

How I do Developer UX at Google

An interesting look at the challenges and methods for designing experiences for software developers from Google designer Tao Dong.

COMMIT

Why we need a better time tracking experience

Tiller is what happens when a group of designers get fed up with awful, unhelpful time tracking. We love how the team behind Tiller are obsessively redesigning every little detail of the time tracking experience.

START THE CLOCK

Coherent, not consistent

Is your obsession with consistency robbing you of the time to solve more important problems?

STEP BACK

Interview: Tracy Chou on startup engineering, inclusion and the liberal arts

In this interview with the team at Intercom, Project Include creator Tracey Chou shares her story as an entrepreneur, software engineer, and diversity champion. 

READ ON

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