Want to dig into design? Facebook’s UX master offers some must-reads

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As Facebook’s director of product design, Margaret Gould Stewart (TED Talk: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)) has to come up with designs seen by literally billions of people. No pressure. She’s an old hand at this game, though, having previously worked on the digital output of those other giants, Google and YouTube. So what principles of design does she live by, and how does she think about scaling them? Check out her must-read books and articles.

Great reads on design

1. The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
Basic Books, 2013

“Originally published in 1988, this is a longstanding classic in the field (25 years is a long time in technology!) which really helps you see the world around you differently. We are surrounded by design, and yet we don’t always have the vocabulary to describe what works and what doesn’t. This book provides readers with a solid…

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Ryan Reynolds shares the first photo of himself in Deadpool’s costume

Steve Banfield:

This could be awesome.

Originally posted on For The Win:

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Deadpool is coming to theaters in February of 2016. This is very exciting news for many reasons, outlined here.

Deadpool has endeared himself to comic book fans for his incessant running dialogue, his propensity to break the fourth wall, his profane sense of humor, and his perpetual uncertainty of whether he is a good guy or a bad guy.

Ryan Reynolds has been tasked with bringing the mutant antihero to life once more, after first doing so in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film itself was absolutely dreadful, but Reynolds’ Wade Winston Wilson was good, despite the disaster around him.

Together, Reynolds and 20th Century Fox’s are taking a second crack at the character and though the movie is still 10 months away, this first glimpse is a promising development.

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Ryan Reynolds shares the first photo of himself in Deadpool’s costume