Every week I share a list of curated articles, resources and tools about UX, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, process inspiration and more…
This week’s selection: user interviews, worse user research ideas ever, an opinion that bad designer hiding behind the term “UX”, designer vs corporation, turning into design leaders, a few articles on accessibility, 2 articles on online harassment and power dynamics, a great read on shifting ethics of softwares, a nice variable font, do we still need responsive design, CSS animations, :empty selector, the guardian digital styleguide, native lazy-loading for the web, voice notepad tool, mobile inspiration, etc.
#Now – what I’m up to
I spent a few days on holidays and also started working for a new client in August: I assess their design process and needs and help them build a design team. There’s a lot of challenge, that’s why you didn’t hear about the weekly links for 3 weeks.
Are bad designers hiding behind the term “UX”? It depends, in Luxembourg most companies don’t get what UX design is so they want to hire UI designer who can also create wireframes (and might never see any users). Those people are usually not bad designers. On the other hand everyone wants to become a UX for some reasons now I see “PO/UX” “PM/UX” “Scrum Master/UX” people & as mentioned at the end of the article, those people most of the time know nothing about UI and design language. We are so lost in translation when it comes to what “UX” means.
“The Worst Ideas I’ve Heard for User Research“: Let’s Offshore Our UX Work, Let’s Hire Someone Off the Street to Moderate Usability Tests, Let’s Use Bob from Accounting as a Participant. He Uses the Software, Let’s Do the Research in a Conference Room and more…
“Should we still be selling responsive web design?” Responsive evolved beyond adapting to screen size with CSS grid, modular content, container queries, etc. For me we can still call this responsive & have the definition of the word evolve with technology
“CSS :empty Selector”, great read, it’s still super strange to read sentences like “Having children element also counts as not empty” I always imagine people outside of the dev community reading those and wondering what is going on with us ^^