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The Pragmatic Designer: Local and Self Hosted Design Tools

The Pragmatic Designer: Local and Self Hosted Design Tools

There’s some environments where a designer’s toolbox can be quite limited. In this article, I list the cloud/online tools related to user research, design and designer/developer relationship I like to use (when I can). I give some local/self-hosted/free alternatives for: user flows, card sorting, surverys and polls, interactive prototyping, feedback sessions on mockups and documentation, collaboration with developers and handoffs, design system documentation and user data analytics. I also give some tips and tricks on how to “hack” the tools you usually have in those companies (like the Microsoft Office ones) to still be able to do your job as a designer. Welcome to the Pragmatic Designer Guide. Also known as: “how to still do efficient user research, UI design and collaborate when you can’t use Figma, Invision and all the fancy new cloud design tools because you are working for banks, insurance and other institutions”.

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Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

I wrote a quick tweet about teaching the basics of accessibility and colors to design students that go quite some attention. It brought up some interesting discussions. So I thought I would share with you all the resources, tips and tools I regularly use to build and check the color accessibility of my products in one place. Enjoy.

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15+ Expert Resources For Mobile UI Inspiration: Patterns, Components and Flows

15+ Expert Resources For Mobile UI Inspiration: Patterns, Components and Flows

UI inspiration is a big part of our process as designer. We like to share our work for feedback, think outside the box, iterate to offer different design solutions. But it’s not always easy (especially if you work alone). Whether you are stuck on a project or are just looking for some ideas on “how do other designers solve this UI problem”, finding UI inspiration is quite important. If you are looking for some “real” mobile app inspiration, there’s quite a few resources that specialise in mobile UI patterns, mobile components, and mobile flows. Here is a selection of sites I use a lot when I design native Android and iOS apps with my honest review about what I like and don’t on those sites.

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Fonts Ninja: discover and try new fonts

Fonts Ninja: discover and try new fonts

Happy new year people! Today I want to talk to you about a great tool for all the typography enthousiast designers out there: Fonts Ninja. This tool offers a Chrome extension that lets you inspect and discover the fonts used on any website and a macOS app that acts as a font manager tool to active and try those fonts within your design tools before buying them. At the end of the article there’s a social media contest with a …

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Solving Design Problems: Finding UX Tools, Methods & Activities

Solving Design Problems: Finding UX Tools, Methods & Activities

Involving users, audience, stakeholders, partners, internal teams and developers from the start will help us build better products and services. There’s a lot of methods available to UX designers to help us accomplish this. This unfortunately means that it’s also pretty easy to get lost and feel overwhelmed with the quantity of information available. In this article I am going to share with you my list of seven ressources I use in my daily job to find the right UX method and tool.

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📚 Bibliography – Selected Books on Design, User eXperience, Mobile, Accessibility & more

📚 Bibliography – Selected Books on Design, User eXperience, Mobile, Accessibility & more

I get asked quite often for book recommendations on different design related topics. I finally found a little bit of time to go through my list of ebooks and paper books and picked a few ones. I ordered the list in different categories to help you go through. So here we go: my personal selection of book on UX design, user research, psychology, UI and web design, ethics, creativity, mobile and responsive web design, accessibility, collaboration, strategy, management and more.

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4 Non Design/Tech Books That Help My Career

4 Non Design/Tech Books That Help My Career

This year, I started reading less technical books this year and instead read more books about management, leadership and human relationships at work. Those books help me build my career and I hope also help me become a better co-worker. Here is a selection of the last 4 books I finished that are all about team management, getting better (or starting) public speaking, surviving and staying creative in a corporate company and holding up as a women in tech.

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Essential resources to design complex data tables

Essential resources to design complex data tables

This content is 2 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.I’m currently working on dashboards with a lot of complex tables to display and I keep searching for the same articles again and again so I thought I might as well put them all in a blog post and share them with you. Here is my current list of resources when I need to design complex tables with a lot of data, interactions, etc. Detailed articles and …

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Quick trick: clean up Sketch useless symbol overrides in the panel

Quick trick: clean up Sketch useless symbol overrides in the panel

This content is 3 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.In 2018, I’ve decided to write more quick small posts to share small ressources, tips and tricks that help me in my daily workflow. This is the first of them and one of my favorite quick tip in Sketch. You may know that you can nest symbols in other symbols and override them. You can also override text content. But when you play the inception symbol game, …

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Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

This content is 5 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.More and more sites offer great images under Creative Commons 4 – CC BY 4.0 you can use for free. This is great if you can actually attribute the author. If you can’t attribute for any reason (sometimes clients won’t let you, sometimes it’s hard to add yet another attribution on the poster where you have already so many legal text), you could always look for images under the Creative …

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