Reblog via users beep

Videos from Design System Day are online! 🎥🍿

Watch the sessions on
– the impact of research operations when conducting user research at scale
– reflections on creating the Scottish Government Digital Design System
– what we’ve been up to on the GOV.‌UK Design System, and where we’re headed
– a panel session on how design systems manage contributions
– a panel session on trauma-informed research and design
– design systems don’t solve problems, people do

Reblog via Chris Messina

16 years after the DiSo Project¹ kicked off² to turn WordPress blogs into identity hubs of a vast, open, and decentralized social web, ActivityPub (the successor to has now landed in core³.

This is huge for the fediverse! 🥳

Congrats @pfefferle!


Reblog via Ben Werdmuller

I love Amber Case's framing of "truthy" tech: hype-driven technologies that promise too much too soon, are driven by FOMO, and are intriguing because of their depictions in popular culture. There are plenty of examples to choose from right now, and this is a great guide to spotting them.

Opting out of opting out

So I get (and appreciate) that brands are trying to be more sensitive in their messaging. But does it really help that in lieu of what might be two dozen Father’s Day promotional emails, we’re moving in the direction of this:

If I’m going to get a bunch of those for every potentially sensitive holiday (which is all of them in one way or another, isn’t it?) can I just unsubscribe altogether?