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🕶 Not so weird anymore! Opinions, Snyder Cut, WiDesign Fest, book reads, ship gets stuck and freed, memes & more!

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🕶 Not so weird anymore! Opinions, Snyder Cut, WiDesign Fest, book reads, ship gets stuck and freed, memes & more!
By UMO.Design • Issue #37 • View online
Memes are awesome and y'all seem to agree!
Great response on the previous newsletter so I will continue to drop memes on you fo-sure for the next couple of editions! Don’t worry, we have not drifted away from our core content. We will continue to write, curate about cool stuff in the world of design, tech, biz, crypto and more! Writing and editing this newsletter is turning out to be more fun than it sounds. Lol, I spend so much time digging through my RSS and Twitter feed to dig out memes. Pretty cool!
So, what are we talking about in this edition? Alright, I’m super late to the party but I was finally able to block 4hrs to watch the Snyder Cut of Justice League. The movie is amazing, long… but amazing! Visually stunning, great storyline, cool vision and excellent narration! What was super weird about it was the 4:3 screen ratio in which it’s presented! Man, it sure took a while to get used to that! Why 4:3 for something that was going to be launched on OTT only? Bad UX or a great compromise to retain the director’s vision for cinematography? All-in-all, a great film!
More amazing stuff in this Newsletter- a great reading collection, a greater collection of threads & tweets and yes! there are memes! Late realisation - but what a powerhouse of content Twitter has become - that is, only if you follow the right people! Slightly switch lanes and you suddenly end up reading about conspiracy and that kinda nonsense.
Scrr scrr scrr scroll…!

👩 Last week of WiDESIGN Fest'21
Get started with UX Career at UMO Design School! Click to register- For first 100 women only!
Get started with UX Career at UMO Design School! Click to register- For first 100 women only!
What a great response we have received so far! So many amazing women rocking it in their jobs and talking about it here while inspiring so many. Alas, like all good things this also has to come to an end. So, this week would be the last week of WiDesign Fest for 2021! If you were not able to tune it, catch the recap below! If you have not participated yet, tune in. Below are the numerous ways you can tune in and participate.
What’s happening at WiDesign’21:
  1. WiDesign Fest 2021: Join the live talks, panels, and workshops by established women leaders.
  2. UMO WiDesign’21 Scholarships: Apply to be a part of the first 100 UMO WiDesign’21 Scholarship
  3. A Career in UX Design for 100 women: As A Part Of WiDesign Fest 2021
How can you be a part of this?
  1. Become A MentorAs a first and significant step, we invite everyone, not just women, from design and related domains who believe in women empowerment to support and celebrate by being part of WiDesign’21.
  2. Register As A Design LeaderUMO WID 2021 celebrates international women’s day by showcasing the stories of grit, determination, and success of women in design. We invite accomplished women leaders in the design and related fields to inspire, influence, and impact with your stories. Your presence will inspire our community, especially women in design to lead themselves and their teams to great success. Let’s bridge the gap, let’s #makeithappen.
  3. Pledge your supportInviting companies and individuals to pledge This women’s day, UMO.Design is going to dedicate the month of March to all wonderful women with the launch of “Women in Design 2021” on the occasion of International Women’s Day
The mission of UMO’s WiDesign Fest 2021 is to educate and empower a million women/girls with the design skills and confidence necessary to get a job by 2030.
🚨Register for Talks on April 3, 2021 8:30 PM IST
🧢 Recap: Previously at WiDesign Fest'21
WiDESIGN Fest'21: Session 04 on 27th March
WiDESIGN Fest'21: Session 04 on 27th March
WiDESIGN Festival '21 - Session 3 on 20th March
WiDESIGN Festival '21 - Session 3 on 20th March
✌️Hand-picked bytes
Clubhouse UX teardown: A closer look at homepage curation, follow hooks and other features – TechCrunch
9 Typefaces Designed by Women |
Made to measure: Getting design leadership metrics right | McKinsey
Power, Sister! 20 New Books on Women’s History - Goodreads News & Interviews
Suez Canal Container Ship Is Partially Freed - WSJ
How to write inclusive, accessible digital products | by Nick DiLallo | UX Collective
Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem
Ethereum Whitepaper |
Introducing a New Spotify Experience Across Desktop App and Web Player
Dyson's latest vacuum shoots green laser beams
GoPro's New Quik App Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Photos and Videos
First space hotel set to open in 2027!
A 'Pepsi x Peeps' Drink Is on the Way
Millions of Millennials Are Piling Into India's Stock Market - Bloomberg
Robinhood building platform to allow users to buy into IPOs, sources say
🐦 Cool Tweets & Threads
Frank Rotman
1/25: We’re witnessing one of the most exciting periods in VC history. Funding is flowing freely, valuations are stratospheric and gigantic exits have become the norm. As a VC this should feel great, but does it? Maybe not. What follows is a rant that bears my soul on the topic:
Shreyas Doshi
A B2B Product Management Story: on discovering problems that customers actually care about

Very visual story thread👇🏾
Elon Musk
You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin
Marques Brownlee
You can now BUY a depreciating asset with an appreciating asset 🤑

(This is genius from Tesla though, and I’d expect no other car company to do it first)
Paul Boag
This is something that all junior designers have to learn sooner or later. You cannot become too attached to your designs.
Missing your IKEA meatball fix? We’ve created a recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home #IKEAmeatballs
✨ Meme Dealings
Last week Oprah was the centre of all memes and now it’s this huge ship that got stuck in Suez. Whatever is up with this world, we sure are having a field day meme-ing it out. And yes, it finally moved - slightly, reducing the huge billion-dollar loss it was causing the world trade! Hallelujah!
Chaz Hutton
Today’s Comic: We are all, in our own little way, that ship.
Viola Davis
The accuracy! Where my fellow introverts at? 🙋🏿‍♀️🏋🏿‍♀️😂 #Triggered
📖 Book Reads
Reading since a week now - User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant
Reading since a week now - User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant
In the last edition, I mentioned that this book ‘decodes the obscure and fascinating journey of user experience and maps the hidden history of the designed world.’ And it all starts at Silicon Valley, when it wasn’t what we know today, as the authors’ quote!
The first chapter starts with ‘Confusion.’ It talks about the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, where a minor failure in the system destroyed the plant because the control room was so badly designed. Due to the failure, the system was engineered to shut itself down but because of the poorly designed control room and alert system, the engineers misunderstood the message and turned off the emergency fail safe procedure which resulted in a catastrophe!
The author also quotes ‘On a hunch, when you look hard enough at monumental machine disasters, you can usually find a design problem.’ The first chapter also talks about Norman, his book, design thinking, IDEO, Frog, the first mac etc. Great tit-bits!
🌎 Happening at UMO
OK! So WiDesign Fest'21 is coming to an end this week! Tweet to us and let us know what you want to see next at UMO. We have some amazing stuff lined up for you which we know you would love to participate in! Meanwhile, there’s tons of stuff happening at UMO and UXI, take a look and check out if something interest you!
We've got Jobs for you!
Online Certification courses in UX, UI, Research, voice, & Leadership
Partner with us: WiDesign'21 - UMO Design Foundation
See you soon!
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