Every day, I share on Twitter and LinkedIn a list of curated articles I read, resources and tools about UX Design, User Research, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, some process, some inspiration, etc. This is an archive of everything I shared this week.
So, back to business. I’m not a big fan of the “A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” in the context of interfaces for employees. They often need prior business knowledge to use those. And expect training. So, here’s my updated version for enterprise UX: “A user interface is like a joke. Like any good joke, you might need some prior knowledge (business) to understand it. Doesn’t make it a bad joke. Or a bad interface.”
Data tables must support the following frequent user tasks: dind record(s) that fit specific criteria, compare data, view, edit or add a single row, taking action on records. Here is some advice on how to achieve that: Data Tables: Four Major User Tasks
I really enjoyed “Tweaking In The Browser” by @shadeed9, he summaries nicely how I like to work too. I call this “design in tools, decide in the browser” but, the tweak version is quite nice as well ^^
Nice reminder: Dig in the Right Spot, Without asking the right questions, you‘re just wasting time. A good research question is specific, actionable, and practical.
Need some free UI placeholders avatars for your next project? Here you go, you can get characters or shapes.
Haha I’ve been wondering how to play a recording of myself instead of my webcam since I saw that in last season of Dead White People. Well there’s an app for that. Not sure who pays 8£ a month for that tough? But you can also use OBS virtual cam for that.
I am slowly catching up on axecon replays, here is a selection
Why We Need More Accessibility Designers, an amazing talk by Anna E. Cookwhat do accessibility designer do and why we need them. I really liked the idea of shifting accessibility from release to design and blacklog.
Fix Your Error Flows, Or Send Me More Spoons by Shell Little , I am internally shouting “YES YES AND YES” at everything she says here, there are so many ways to help people fill forms and avoid mistakes, great talk you need to watch!
Accessible Typography Essentials: wow, Carie Fisher has tones of super useful tips on how to make typography more accessible, I’m going to need to come back to those again later to improve my own site
Future of Testing: UX is a free virtual event dedicated to promoting excellence in quality engineering, and features experts from global brands leading engaging sessions about innovations and cutting-edge practices in user experience design and testing
The High Cost of Ikea Furniture, interesting podcast and article on what is happening to virgin forest in Romania, including activists trying to protect it getting killed