Pixels of the Week – February 27, 2022

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.

#Now – what I’m up to

Friday I was live talking about ” Designing reusable adaptive components for design systems”. You can find the replay on the Friends of Figma Washington page.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Color

This is my new favorite color tool that lets you build step gradients, test blend modes, modify colors, etc.

Interesting article

#Complexity

#UX Measure

User Experience Is an Elusive Thing, or Conversion Rate & Average Order Value Are Not UX Metrics! Interesting read on how most of the metrics we use are actually not suitable to reliably measure the UX of a digital product.

#UX Research

#UI

A few UI differences between Chinese and English apps. A good reminder that design also need to take into account linguistic and cultural preferences. The perception of pop-ups is a nice example of such differences

#Psychology

#Culture

An interesting topic (totally safe for work): Space Sex is Serious Business: A Hilarious Short Animation Addresses Serious Questions About Human Reproduction in Space

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Typography

Ohhh, Hello gorgeous new Roboto Serif. Also yeahy it’s a variable font!!

#BrandIdentity

I’m a big fan of the Oji Sushi by Seachange Studio, I love the vibrant blue and the little eyes in the sushi rolls!

#Maps

This tool to generate Fantasy Maps is amazing

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Procreate #inkgangboss

If you want a nice Procreate starter brush pack I recommend @inkgangboss’s. I really like the 26 pages starter guide that goes with it to explain how to use each type of brush. This made all the difference for me 🙂

#Passport

This website lets you know where you can travel visa-free with your passport. You can also compare passports to other ones if you are curious.

#Diversity

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a free library of positive and realistic images of people aged 50 and over.

Books

#Qualitative Analysis

Did you get a lot of qualitative data (like open question to a form) and don’t know how to analyze those? I recommend you read “Qualitative Data Analysis“, especial chapter 4 on coding the data segments

Tutorials

#CSS

Some creative and fun ideas for CSS link hover effects

#Favicon

Building a favicon that will adapt to dark/light theme in chrome by @argyleink

Videos and Podcasts

#Metrics

This is an interesting video on metrics: the top 100 scientific papers of all times, by one measure which is how often they were cited. But most of those are not ground breaking discoveries (that get cited less often)

News in the industry

#UXConference

@JoinLearners is organizing a Good Research conference hosted by Colette Kolenda. It will be remote and in NY, June 13 – 17. I’m looking forward to this

#Scam

This is scary, that person scammed a lot of designers and never paid them

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