#84 - How to be a better listener

Hi Folks,

Here’s this weeks hoard of noteworthy links from around the internet…

Thought provoking #

“We focused too much on what we wanted to bring to the world…We needed to pay attention to what the world wanted from us.”

In Design on a deadline: How Notion pulled itself back from the brink of failure, Carmel DeAmicis talks to Ivan Zhao, founder of Notion, about how they turned round a struggling startup.

Leo Babauta on How to Do Your Scariest Tasks of the Day, with Joy.

How to Be a Better Listener. Adam Bryant on the seemingly lost art of listening.

Design and Code #

‘But You Tested with Only 5 Users!’: Responding to Skepticism About Findings From Small Studies from Kathryn Whitenton

59% of form inputs are unlabelled from Alex Carpenter.

How to use JSDelivr. The most newbie-friendly way to add a library to a project from Zell Liew.

Typography #

”For us, it’s about being inspired by things outside of the tight type design community. In the case of Movement, we turned to dance.”

Movement is a free variable font created by Noel Pretorius and María Ramos. The project began as a collaboration with Design Indaba and the contemporary dancer Andile Vellem. Madeleine Morley find out more about the project in Typography Dancing Like It’s Never Danced Before, Thanks to Variable Font Technology.

Something to watch #

What do I want? Why do I want it? How do I get it? Stacey Abrams on 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do.

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