πŸ– Friday Five (Accelerate Your Career, Meta Layer for Notes, TicTok's For You Page, and more)

Hi friends!

We're back with our 17th issue of Friday Five, a weekly email with our top 5 finds to help you level up as a designer. Here's what we want to share with you this week.

This week's Finds:

  1. A Meta Layer for Notes

  2. Tell Stories That Matter

  3. Accelerate Your Design Career

  4. Designing TicTok's For You Page

  5. Simple Design Tactics


1) What's the Digital Equivalent to Sticky Notes?

We have long treated notes as a distinct silo in our productivity stack when we should have integrated them right into our workflows instead. While email might need an overhaul, Julian sees a way bigger opportunity in rethinking digital note-taking.


2) The Art of the One-Pager

Jeremy shares his collection of visual one-pagers and how to communicate core ideas around business, marketing, design, and more.


3) How to Win (without talent or luck)

A must-read thread that covers 23 principles on how to take your personal growth and career to the next level.


4) How TicTok's For You Page works

TicTok’s algorithm is the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter universe. Just as that magical hat sorts students at Hogwarts into the Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin houses, TikTok’s algorithm sorts its users into dozens and dozens of subcultures. Not two FYP feeds are alike.


5) Design Simple Products with These 4 Tactics

The team at Oscar Health shares a set of tactics they used to design a simple product in one of the most complex industries: healthcare.

Get after it this weekend!

Molly and Jake at UI Prep