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How To Convince Others Not To Use Dark Patterns

Arguing that dark patterns are unethical is not enough on its own. We will also need to make the case to clients and colleagues that they are damaging to business.

Design ethics

Design systems are about relationships

Design systems can improve usability, but they can also limit creativity or fall out of sync with actual products. In this article, we’ll explore how designers and developers can create more robust design systems by building a culture of collaboration.

Design systems

Moving From Sketch To Figma: A Case Study Of Migrating Design Systems

Switching tools isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Here’s a nuts-and-bolts and behind-the-scenes look at how Help Scout migrated design systems from Sketch to Figma — why we made the switch, a step-by-step walkthrough of what it entailed, and what we got out of it.

Design systems

A Closer Look at Personas - Part 1

A persona is a way to model, summarize and communicate research about people who have been observed or researched in some way.

Personas Customer discovery


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