Activists created a free font made from gerrymandered US voting districts

Ugly Gerry is a new, free font created by a pair of activists apparently fed up with the US government’s practice of gerrymandering voting districts. ...

MIT created a new algorithm that’s really, really good at counting

Imagine. You spend your formative high school years with your nose in a weighty textbook, at the same time avoiding parties and dating. Then, clutchin...

A comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichés

“You are not your user” A reminder that you are not designing the product for people like yourself. Often used as a way to encourage more user researc...

We used to learn coding by making games, but now we make calculators

HackerRank released its 2019 Developer Skills report this week. The report, which includes data from over 71,000 coders, paints a picture of stark gen...

47 ‘non-design’ qualities every designer should have

Write clear emails Be flexible; briefs change Find problems before they occur Bring energy to the table Don’t take design critique as an insult Unders...

How developers will work in 2019

We’ve got a tradition here at TNW Towers. Every year around Christmas, we reach out to a selected cadre of developers and ask them how they see their ...

The last resort of failing tech companies is UX design – it won’t save them

Facebook is using billboards to demonstrate their commitment to fighting fake news. Uber is running TV spots to illustrate the company’s commitment to...

Here’s why calendars look the way they do

What is the first image you visualize in your head when you think about a calendar? Probably a table with numbers arranged in seven columns and five r...

Here’s why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads

Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone?...

Motion design looks hard, but it doesn’t have to be

Motion helps make UIs expressive and easy to use. Despite having so much potential, motion is perhaps the least understood of all the design disciplin...

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