About curiosity, privacy, accessibility, dark patterns and unethical design
One key designerly behavior is curiosity - the desire to know. Designers ask a lot of questions - of clients, stakeholders and users to truly understand and empathize with users before translating those insights into action to improve users' experiences.
Genuine curiosity is like a muscle that trained and strengthened through regular exercise. Begin by acknowledging that we don't know something. Research it, ask questions, adopt a beginner's mindset and don't be afraid to appear foolish.
In this issue, we'll look at what people were curious about and trends in Google's Year in Search (2020), a couple of books on curiosity, a few links to articles related to privacy, dark patterns, bad design and some design inspiration.