We had some internal debate about if these designs were actually ugly or if they are simply not cutting edge. Some folks asked: Isn’t being clear, big, and prescriptive a beautiful thing in and of itself?
⚙️ Product managing expectations
Nikita Singareddy is urging young folks to think about tech jobs beyond product management.
Other folks in the conversation cited the glamorization of the PM role and overall misconceptions what it really entails as the biggest contributors to the phenomenon.
✨ Bonus: All that glitters is ... WHAT? WHAT IS IT?!
Ok, this isn’t product-related, but it’s a mind bender for sure.
“A manipulation of humans’ inherent desire for fresh water. An intangible light effect made physical. Mostly plastic, and often from New Jersey. Disposable by design but, it turns out, not literally disposable. A way to make long winter nights slightly brighter, despite the offshore presence of Germans. An object in which the inside of a potato chip bag meets the aurora borealis.”
The psychology of humanity’s obsession with glitter sure is intriguing.
But that’s not what has folks talking. What’s really capturing people’s imaginations is that no one knows who the biggest buyer of glitter actually is.
Seriously. Even the author is stumped.
That’s led to some wild speculations.
Our personal favorites are toothpaste manufacturers or the defense department—but feel free to tweet at us (@Appcues) with any and all of your glitter-spiracy theories.
Oh, and if you want to expand on any of the product topics—get in touch. We’d love to chat!
Margaret Kelsey is the Director of Brand & Creative at Appcues. Before Appcues, she built content programs for InVision’s design community for 3.5 years and has roots in painting and PR. She’s a big fan of puns, Blackbird Donuts, and Oxford commas—probably in that order.