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A guide for designers and product managers

A person is sitting atop an oversized stack of papers, reading off a laptop placed in front of them on the ground.
A person is sitting atop an oversized stack of papers, reading off a laptop placed in front of them on the ground.
Artwork by the author.

The rich context you gain from careful reading makes you more persuasive, which is a product person’s ultimate weapon.


And it’s not what you might think

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Photo by Radu Marcusu on Unsplash

📚 Tsundoku in the flesh


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Artwork by the author.

How do we know that skeleton screens actually work?


Musings on an interview from a decade past

A young designer looks into the distance and contemplates the future.
A young designer looks into the distance and contemplates the future.

“It’s the everyday work of a designer that requires your focus, your intuition, your curiosity, your love.”

The job interview


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“Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.” — Aldous Huxley

Why designing for performance matters


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Illustration by Bill Chung

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