Weekend Shares 10

This week’s interesting links:

Product Design
Epicenter Design – Focus on the true essence of the page, whatever the page absolutely can’t live without, and then builds outward. Essentials first, extras second.

Product Design
Four Things Working at Facebook Has Taught Me About Design Critique – “Criticism passes judgement, critique poses questions.” Critique is an important part of the design process and I’m trying to become better at it.

What I’m Reading
Seneca’s Letter on Groundless Fears – “Accordingly, some things torment us more than they ought; some torment us before they ought; and some torment us when they ought not to torment us at all.” Great read if something is holding you back, or if you’re a worry wart like me.There are more things, Lucilius, likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”

Podcasts
Modern Love Episode 3: Not So Simple Math – Beautifully written by Amy Seek and read by actress Sarah Paulson. Modern Love is a series of reader-submitted essays in the New York Times, and is now also a podcast.

What I’m Reading
Without affordable housing, Vancouver risks becoming an economic ghost town – written by Ryan Holmes who is the CEO of HootSuite