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How Spotify Designed a New Homepage Experience

When our team started working on the spotify.com homepage, which is the landing page of our website, we found that an overwhelming majority of people who visit want to listen to audio directly on the site (i.e., they’re looking for the web player). But, they had trouble finding it and were frustrated with the amount of friction it took to listen to anything.

Insights from reviewing my readers’ one hundred and thirty-eight UX portfolios

Out of the 138 portfolios submitted, 125 was screened. If you’re part of the 13 that I didn’t review, it’s because you’re a UX writer, UX engineer or a UX consultancy business. I do not have the expertise to review portfolios for writers and engineers, and reviewing UX businesses is something I would not do for free (sorry).

World’s oldest logo infographic baffles the internet

Reddit users are pouring over an infographic that claims to show the oldest logos that are still in existence. And while many of them have evolved to an extent over the years, it’s also striking how many have retained their original elements.

What’s Good About the Arc Browser

I was actually skeptical because I’ve tried the ol’ “fork of popular browser, but with improved UI” browsers before, and they never stick with me. I’ve developed some doubts about how much value a skin over an existing browser engine can actually bring. Like, don’t build me a browser with a built-in crypto wallet or

Design systems without screens

It sounds as though we are declaring the end of technology’s golden age, both for those who make it and for those who use it. If we are heading this way with our technology and interfaces, what does this mean for design? Are all these circumstances leading to the end o

It took 28 human bodies to create this unusual typeface

Project Body Type isn’t the most legible font ever created, but it comes with a powerful message.

Launch by Burb – Launch your membership in minutes instead of months

Looking to monetize group membership, but stuck staring at site builders and billing products? Launch makes it easy to just. get. started. Set up billing and beautiful landing pages, track membership automatically and effortlessly for any private space.

Dropbox glyphs

Each symbol visually tells its respective product story while leveraging the overarching style of the iconic Dropbox logo and its signature brand colors of blue and graphite.

How to use AI to generate creative ideas

Chatting with an AI about ideas lets you explore angles, approaches, and—most importantly—weirdness that you might never have thought of on your own.

Will Tech Layoffs Affect the UX Design Job Market in 2023?

Many UX design roles are created as a result of new product or service launches, and with the current downturn in the tech industry, companies are likely to reduce their hiring and focus on maintaining existing teams.

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