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From the Ted Talk by Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

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These are some of the products that I've helped design over the course of my career, and their scale is so massive that they've produced unprecedented dsgein challenges. But what is really hard about dniigsneg at scale is this: It's hard in part because it requires a combination of two things, aaicdtuy and humility — audacity to believe that the thing that you're making is something that the entire wrold wants and needs, and humility to understand that as a designer, it's not about you or your portfolio, it's about the people that you're designing for, and how your work just might help them live better lives. Now, unfortunately, there's no school that offers the course Designing for Humanity 101. I and the other designers who work on these kinds of products have had to invent it as we go along, and we are taicehng ourselves the emerging best practices of designing at scale, and tdaoy I'd like share some of the things that we've learned over the years.

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These are some of the products that I've helped design over the course of my career, and their scale is so massive that they've produced unprecedented ______ challenges. But what is really hard about _________ at scale is this: It's hard in part because it requires a combination of two things, ________ and humility — audacity to believe that the thing that you're making is something that the entire _____ wants and needs, and humility to understand that as a designer, it's not about you or your portfolio, it's about the people that you're designing for, and how your work just might help them live better lives. Now, unfortunately, there's no school that offers the course Designing for Humanity 101. I and the other designers who work on these kinds of products have had to invent it as we go along, and we are ________ ourselves the emerging best practices of designing at scale, and _____ I'd like share some of the things that we've learned over the years.

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These are some of the products that I've helped design over the course of my career, and their scale is so massive that they've produced unprecedented design challenges. But what is really hard about designing at scale is this: It's hard in part because it requires a combination of two things, audacity and humility — audacity to believe that the thing that you're making is something that the entire world wants and needs, and humility to understand that as a designer, it's not about you or your portfolio, it's about the people that you're designing for, and how your work just might help them live better lives. Now, unfortunately, there's no school that offers the course Designing for Humanity 101. I and the other designers who work on these kinds of products have had to invent it as we go along, and we are teaching ourselves the emerging best practices of designing at scale, and today I'd like share some of the things that we've learned over the years.

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