Weekly Design Links — 03/07/23

John Freeborn
3 min readMar 7

A few years ago, If I told you that you could just think of an idea and a computer could turn that into a photo-realistic image you’d call it science fiction. We’ve all seen this stuff now: ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and others. There are so many headlines about the computers taking creative jobs and almost universally they are shallow and don’t bring any insight into the tools. We’re currently in the shallow end right now. We don’t know how to swim and yeah, it’s a little scary. If you don’t learn how, yes–you might find yourself in a difficult situation. These tools require new skills and there is a learning curve. It’s not that different from other tools in your arsenal. Don’t let the noise deter you.

Web Design/UX/UI

The future of design systems is automated
“Really thought I had more time until I get replaced by a robot” –Nir Benita.

A masterclass in pricing psychology
could easily be perceived as a dark pattern

Neurodiversity Design System
The NDS is a coherent set of standards and principles that combine neurodiversity and user experience design for Learning Management Systems

2022 Design Tools Survey: Results
The 6th edition of this valuable survey focused on design systems


Scribble Diffusion
Turn your sketch into a refined image using AI

Inkbase: Programmable Ink
What would be possible if hand-drawn sketches were programmable like spreadsheets?


John Freeborn

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer