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399: Strong Opinions, Weakly Held

This week, we talk about how the framework Strong Opinions, Weakly Held can be used to effectively critique visual design. In The Sidebar, we recap Google I/O 2021, discussing our favorite announcements, Material You, and the wild future of computers.


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This week, Yu Zhao asks on GitHub: How to develop "strong opinion weakly held" for visual design critique?


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