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: mobile UI inspiration, measuring aesthetics as UX metrics, CSS positioning, a critique of design thinking, responsive typography systems, UX workshops vs meetings, design process, a “same HTML different CSS” experiment, why JS is eating HTML, CSS & hover on touchscreens, styling buttons, links, inputs, etc.
#Now – what I’m up to
I will give a workshop on mobile UX on March 6, 2020 in Brussels. There’s still a few seats left and you can get a 15% discount with the code “stephanie15”. You will learn how to build a usable user centric mobile app, from guerrilla user research to quick prototype and testing.
“How to redesign, step by step guide” this article nicely sums up my design process as well, it will help you (or have colleagues, stakeholders) understand that design is not just nice pixels at the end of a project but a process all along
#UX Design and Research
“UX Metrics: Why not measure aesthetics?” Interesting scale. When I was working for the University we measured it for a students’ interface with a scale in a 5 second test, it was also a nice way to see what was the first reaction towards the aesthetics or the new UI
Survey’s Up! A great wrap up by Erika Hall about why surveys often seem easier on the surface than other types of research but can take much more effort to get them right. The complexity lurks in the deep
UX Workshops vs. Meetings: What’s the Difference? Meetings are for people to share information. Workshops are for solving a problem. Purpose, scope, length, structure, and preparation differ for each.
“UX Debt in the Enterprise” an interesting Excel template tool to help you calculate the dept of your products and services (and a reminder of differents levels of UX maturity). I think this template could inspire me some of my own for current projects
“On Design Thinking” an amazing essay that goes back to the roots of design, the creation of “design thinking” and the use of this methodology to solve a city’s problems. This is a great critique of industrialised methods and their limits.
Toward Responsive Elements, why Container Queries is a super complex topic for browsers and a some progress that was made into that direction.
To continue in the series of “HTML and CSS basic styling“, here is an article to help you style Form Inputs. Just be careful about accessibility with form elements and don’t forget to link labels to inputs, thank you.