UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

Pedro Canhenha
3 min readOct 23, 2022


Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week!


Sustainability in Web Development. Interesting reflection from Michelle Barker courtesy of The Smashing Magazine. This article sheds light on the need to focus on sustainable digital product/solutions creation and maintenance. The author touches upon topics which includes cost-effectiveness, regulation, accreditation, green hosting, to name but a few. At a time where looking into the future requires a deep reflection on the present direction in which we are, this is an article that reinforces the statement that moving into an ecologically driven engagement further requires immediate action. Well worth the read. Highlight of the article includes:

“However we choose to take action on climate change and sustainability, it’s imperative to exclude no one. We should make sure our actions don’t overtly or covertly place undue burdens on already-marginalized people, including those with disabilities, people of color, those living in developing countries, people with below-average incomes, or LGBTQ+ people. Climate change is already exacerbating inequalities, with the people causing the least pollution the ones at the most risk from its effects. We must ensure that whatever climate action we take, we’re making fair and equitable decisions that include everyone.”



Personal Goals in Business. Author Tyler Bray has produced this article which in itself is an interesting reflection on how visibility into personal goals can produce lasting results both with team integration and the overall success of an initiative. The author specifically addresses the fact that learning about team’s personal ambitions and goals, allows for misalignments to be corrected and for a tighter connection to be made. Worth reading through this brief article. Highlight of the article includes:

“Knowing the goals of your teammates helps make sure they are aligned with the overall mission. Sadly, there are many managers and leaders who don’t take the time to get to know the true goals of their employees. This might be acceptable in the short term, but people who live in a way not aligned with their true desires for too long often experience burnout. You might encounter sudden resignations from these types as well. These are preventable problems if you know where each person on your team wants to go, whether that goal includes higher earnings or more time for family.”


Internet and Various Types of Content. Very interesting article from author Russell Brandom, which in itself is an interview with journalist Samantha Cole on her soon to be released book, “How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex”. While the main topic may seem salacious, it’s in reality an interesting overview of how the internet has evolved throughout the years, the impact the diversity of content has had in shaping its consumption, and how it has trickled into various aspects, including privacy, technology, services, to name but a few. Worth a read. Highlight of the article includes:

“People are definitely more aware of the legal landscape. If you asked the average person in the late ’90s if they knew about something like the Communications Decency Act, they would have no idea what you were talking about. But now, lots of people have real opinions about Section 230 and are really read up on this stuff. It’s all a lot more visible, and the conversation is getting more heated because everyone has a stake in it. You have so many more people relying on the internet for their jobs, sexual or not. So people are paying attention now in a way that they haven’t been in previous decades.”