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Balancing Between Creativity and Ethics

Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on August 30, 2023

    Design as a Catalyst for Positive Change In recent years, we’ve seen designers create sustainable architecture and energy-wasting spheres. We’ve seen ergonomic apps that have massively improved people’s lives, as well as ones that are literally time and money-sinks. One thing is clear: design can be a catalyst for positive change or it can be […]

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    Design Ego: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Gcinizwi Dlamini Avatar| By gcinizwidlamini on August 30, 2023

      The Design Ego Paradox What sets a Christopher Nolan film apart? Is it the sophisticated cameras he employs? His aversion to leaning on fancy effects, or maybe the generous budgets he receives from major studios? Countless Hollywood directors have comparable resources, yet few can match his caliber. My theory? It’s Mr. Nolan’s ego that propels […]

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      AI and The Growing Need for Authenticity in Design

      Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on July 28, 2023

        Can AI-generated and Man-made Design Coexist? The advent of AI has sparked intense debate, with some praising it as the next major breakthrough and others expressing concerns about its potential negative impact. These have led some countries, such as Italy, to ban AI-powered tools such as ChatGPT outright. Generative AI platforms have gained significant attention […]

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        Good Design Is Never (Too) Obvious

        Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on May 22, 2023

          How Good Design Is Often Meant to Go Unnoticed Have you ever wondered why design that’s widely considered to be good never stands out too much? And why, on the contrary, bad design stands out like a sore thumb? The goal of this article is to provide answers to those questions, though first, we’ll need […]

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          Biomimicry: When Design Copies Nature

          Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on January 20, 2023

            It can’t be denied that a lot of the things in the world are poorly designed. This is often due to a number of reasons, which can include carelessness on the part of the designers or a lack of attention toward the consumers. Poor design is more common than we think and if we direct […]

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            Design is(n’t) Everything

            Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on December 8, 2022

              Questioning Design’s All-Important Role When you browse the web, you’ll often come across the sentence ‘design is everything’. It is one of those cliche phrases that we’ve all grown so tired to read – not necessarily because they’re not factual, but rather because it offers nothing more than an overly-simplistic statement. But is this sentence […]

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              Design in a World in Turmoil

              Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on October 5, 2022

                The Value and Function of Design in a World That Just Does Not Want to Stay Still We all know what has been happening around us in recent times, and how these events are shaping the world around us. What we took for granted is now no longer guaranteed, and the importance of things that […]

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                Design & Product Pitch Canvas

                Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on January 5, 2022

                  { 🎤 } – To pitch a product idea, design, or even yourself in a job interview This article was originally published on UX Collective. Canvases have been all over the place in recent years. They have become a go-to resource in design, business and other fields. I first encountered the Business Value & Value proposition […]

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                  The Quest for Simplicity

                  Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on December 1, 2021

                    Complexity is Not the Opposite of Simplicity This article was originally published on UX Collective. Most of the times we think as complexity as something bad. And I tended to fall in that pitfall myself. Until one day when I was having a conversation with a product manager, and he was showing me how the […]

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                    How to Get Inspired on the Run

                    Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on November 10, 2021

                      { x } – The best Design, Tech & UX Podcasts This article was originally published on UX Collective. In the hope you’ll find some joy and inspiration as I have, I would like to share my favourite podcasts in design, UX, tech and general interest. Why Audio Podcasts? I have recently rediscovered a media […]

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