Liz Danzico is one of my favorite product designers to learn from. In this panel on what makes great product design, she talks about how product managers are sort of the mayors of their products & how they need to build great teams around them.
You have to know more about the potential user of what you're making, and Erika Hall has ways to overcome all your objections about why you can't. Bonus: this presentation at An Event Apart is in Orlando, and she's working her magic while dressed as Cinderella.
Looking for a design role model? Try out Susan Kare! With possibly the most humble attitude, and a ridiculously impressive and still expanding portfolio of work, Susan shares insights into what gives her designs longevity and universal appeal. Susan discusses some of her earlier work at Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Swatch, MOMA, and soon be Pinterest. Cannot recommend enough! Also John Gruber is there.
You've already gone to the trouble to create a custom map for your application with GoogleMaps API. Don't let default map markers cheapen your map UX. Here's a step by step guide to adding branded map markers. No experience required.
Ever ask yourself "Wait, what the heck is Amazon Elastic Embiggening Cromulence?" This guide translates Amazon's incoherent branding mess into plain engineer English. It oversimplifies a bit, but at least you'll have a fighting chance at understanding which parts of AWS you might want to read more about.
Through our work with Facebook, we've had a peek into Facebook's amazing development tools for a while. But when GraphQL got released to the public, without adapters to common application platforms, it wasn't clear if the rest of the world would care. It's not like Facebook was going to bother to write a backend adapter for Rails themselves. Would the open source community at large step up? It's taken a while, but the answer now appears to be: Yes.
We love discovering these little gems. These are just a few of the things shared in our slack channel this week. Will you hit reply and share your favorite link of the week with us?