Handpicked design news

09 Jul 2019
Design principles are dead

I hate design principles. Sure, they can be memorable like an equation (“Less is more”¹) or incisive as an oracle’s words (“Form follows function”²), but som...

#Design Process

07 Jul 2019
Building a design system — where to start? Part 3: Size and spacing

Colour, space and typography — these elements are the building blocks for a solid design system. They are distinctive visual elements to focus on when buildi...

#Design Systems #Design Process

06 Jul 2019
Figma’s Dylan Field on building design tools that empower collaboration

In a new episode of Overtime, Noah Stokes chats with Figma co-founder Dylan Field on all things design process and collaboration.

#Design Systems

06 Jul 2019
How to improve your mobile UIs by learning from personal touch patterns

This story reveals what’s hiding in your touch — and how you can use this knowledge and machine learning to build better mobile touch interfaces.

#Mobile #Usability

05 Jul 2019
For the love of Figma

I’ve been using Figma for almost 1,5 year now and it absolutely has become my favourite UI design software ever since. It is hard for me to realize how we in...

#Visual Design #Figma

05 Jul 2019
From the Mac Startup Tone to the Skype Ring, Sound Designers Discuss the Legacy of Their Creations

I hunted down a handful of developers and musicians, including Reekes, to find out how the sounds of our machines came into being, and how the associations o...

#Sound

04 Jul 2019
Popups: 10 Problematic Trends and Alternatives

Whether modal or not, most overlays appear at the wrong time, interrupt users during critical tasks, use poor language, and contribute to user disorientation.

#Usability

04 Jul 2019
Birth of our new design system - Part 3

You can’t innovate products without first innovating the way you build them.

#Design Systems

03 Jul 2019
8 tips for writing great usability tasks

Whether you're new usability testing or want to improve your know-how, we want to share with you our best tips for creating usability tasks.

#Usability testing

02 Jul 2019
nstagram - UX Design Concept to Customize feed and Save time

Sometimes I open Instagram to see design related stuff. but I get all kind of posts at once. So I keep scrolling feed for a long time to see what I actually ...

#Case study

01 Jul 2019
Branding has a moral responsibility. Yes, really

Tish Evangelista, partner at the San Francisco agency Character, argues that branding can’t be superficial anymore. It has to promote products that “enhance ...

#Branding

01 Jul 2019
The Designer’s Growth Model

The growth of a designer, i.e. the maturity of design, goes through several phases. Different phases ask different things of a designer. In each phase the wo...

#Career

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