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
What a week people! In case you were wondering why the site was down for a few days: 🔥 my OVH data center burnt down a few days ago. I had backup for the wp-content. But I was super busy preparing and giving a workshop on “different flavors of Designer” (slides not available but I kept the miro board public if you are curious), then a talk for the Google Students’s Club Warwick.
So it took me (with some help of Geoffrey) a little time to bring it back. In theory everything is here, I salvaged the rest for different other backups, even found my nginx redirections config, but if you see broken links please send me a message. On the bright side: I have been complaining for more that a year about how I hated EasyEngine V4 (because docker made it super complex and I don’t have time to become a docker expert on top of everything I am already doing). So, this was a good time to switch to WordOps. Love it so far, the structure makes more sense for my small little needs. So yeahy! Also there will be some 🔥 jokes in this edition, because, catharsis.
This Monday was March 8, Internation Women’s day (also know as “day were companies and big tech blogs / podcast showcase a few women while not giving a **** the rest of the year”). To honor of that day, here is a selection on content on “I wonder why there are so few women in computer science”
“Why Are There So Few Women in Computer Science?” a 6min video that explains shortly but clearly the why and hows computer science is dominated by men today (and NO I will not make a TLDNR, you can watch a 6minutes videos by yourselves…)
If you speak French: Des ordis, des souris et des hommes, un podcast sur “pourquoi la tech est principalement masculine aujoud’hui alors que ça n’a pas été le cas avant les années 80”
“Why Does a Design Look Good?” by @NNGroup, of course “good design” is more complex than typography, colors, hierarchy and alignments, but this is a good introduction to explain that there’s rules and reasons why we do it that way.
To stay on the topic of good design: “Good design is science, not art“, interesting read on problem solving and scientific method, not fan of the empathy part, but this is because I often see empathy as a “tool” to avoid doing user research.
“Disabled buttons don’t have to suck” Justine Win presents 3 alternative solutions other than just using a “disabled” button. It depends a lot on the context and what users tries to accomplish here, but all 3 are quite interesting.