Every week I post a lot of my daily readings about Web, UI and UX Design, mobile design, webdesign tools and useful resources, inspiration on twitter and other social networks.
This week’s selection: moderated usability tests, centering things in CSS, an article on new CSS units, touch screens in cars, design systems, design tools, designer rant and some CSS cool patterns.
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I gave a talk
This Friday I gave a talk in French on user experience, encoding and special characters in a diverse and multilingual world – Hello my name is St�phanie
TL;DNR the one you should not miss
#UX and UI
- What You Need to Conduct a Moderated Usability Test – If you don’t have a dedicated usability lab and you want to do more than grab unsuspecting people in Starbucks to try out your designs, here’s some advice
- Why touchscreens in cars don’t work. “The minimalistic look that a giant touchscreen gives is so elegant that it’s hard to resist. But aesthetics should never trump usability, especially for products that could put people’s lives in danger”
- “Distinct Design Systems,” an article by Dan Mall. “It’s not very useful to create a library of patterns without providing any framework for using those patterns”
- “Five Rants from a Cranky Designer” great read that makes me think that design systems, like every tool we have, can become harmful if poorly used. Could they be becoming the design equivalent for a “bootstrap” template?
- Ladies, gentlemen, people and cats, the CSS Holly Grail >> “Centering: The Newest Coolest Way vs. The Oldest Coolest Way“
- Image Inconsistencies: How and When Browsers Download Images
- A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Alignment
Inspiration, fun demos and Great ideas
I’m not sure how you could use those, but it’s super cool to see people playing around with CSS “More Unicode Patterns” on CSS tricks.
Useful resources, tools and plugins that will make your life easy
Moooar designer tools: UX Design Tools for 2018 (For Mac AND PC)