UX Design Weekly Digest: Issue #13

Nov 15-Nov 22

Latest news from UX design world:

Global Design Survey

Dribbble kicked off the Dribbble Global Design Survey to better understand the design community and how and where it’s growing. Explore the data behind designer salaries, career trends, and what’s next for your design discipline.

Opening up the data behind your design systems

Design System Analytics which was recently introduced in Figma enables you to see library usage trends, compare libraries, and drill into component usage.

Information Foraging: Why Google Makes People Leave Your Site Faster

The easier it is to find places with good information, the less time users will spend visiting any individual website. This is one of many conclusions that follow from analyzing how people optimize their behavior in online information systems.

Mobile Microsessions

Notifications, widgets, quick actions, and Siri shortcuts or Google Assistant routines are all ways to support mobile sessions shorter than 15 seconds, with minimal interaction to complete a user goal.

Web Almanac

The Web Almanac is a comprehensive report on the state of the web, backed by real data and trusted web experts. It is comprised of 20 chapters spanning aspects of page content, user experience, publishing, and distribution.

How to Use Color Blind Friendly Palettes to Make Your Charts Accessible

Optimizing your graphics can help make them more accessible — and that doesn’t mean banishing color from your charts and graphs either. Contrary to popular belief, more than 99% of color blind people can, in fact, see color — just not in the same way as someone who isn’t impacted by color blindness.

How do you measure delight?

The three most common ways of measuring delight use single items, two+ items, and a mix of feelings, but we’ll review some less common measurement methods as well. In this article, you will see that there are more ways of measuring delight than there are models of delight!

The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

The goal of accessibility is to meet the needs of the minority because they’re often forgotten. But what happens when meeting the needs of the minority ends up failing the needs of the majority? This issue occurs when the interface is made too accessible and isn’t balanced with aesthetics.

What Are Design Tokens?

What are Design Tokens and how are they used? In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, Drew McLellan talks to Design Systems expert Jina Anne.

Smashing Podcast

Design Tokens beyond colors, typography, and spacing

In recent months, I couldn’t help but notice how many people (and companies) when referring to “design tokens” what they actually mean is colors, typography, spacing (and in some cases elevation, timing, and sizing). While this is perfectly true, I think a key part of the picture is missing: design tokens can be much more than this.

DesignOps FAQ: 6 Common Questions About Design Operations

Because the field is being defined in real-time, practitioners often have questions about what Design Operations means, and how to establish DesignOps practices.

How we scaled our design system to unleash Skyscanner’s new brand

Skyscanner’s design system, ‘Backpack’, played a crucial role in enabling the company’s recent brand refresh. In this piece, Shaun Donnelly looks at how having a design system helped Skyscanner Engineering— and could help other businesses give themselves a makeover.

Mind the gap, user centered design in large organizations

Mind the gap, user centered design in large organizations with Luke Wroblewski.

Selected Books on Design, User Experience, Mobile, Accessibility & more

Stéphanie Walter provides book recommendations on different design-related topics. The list is categorized to help you go through.

Airbnb: How To Reduce Churn With Personalization

See how Airbnb compares to alternative booking apps when it comes to personalization. Learn how to apply this to your product to reduce user churn.

Videos from DesignOps Summit 2019

The conference on Design Operations and Research Operations that took place in New York on Oct 23–25. Here are the videos from this conference.

Highlights from Chrome Dev Summit 2019

This roundup article highlights the most interesting ideas and projects from the conference.

Open source illustrations kit

Designed all 100 awesome illustrations during 100 days of illustration challenge. You can use these to design your — landing pages, mobile app or presentations.

8 Reasons to Join IDF and Learn UX Design


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