Pixels of the Week – March 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

Don’t you love it (no) when you take time to craft nice tweets and the one that gets viral this week is shitpost? Haaa, social medias.

I’m now on holiday for one week, so don’t expect weekly links next week or serious UX/Tech related posts on social media.To start the holidays, I went chair shopping. I tried Mira 2 and Embody, and, sadly, I can’t sit cross legged on the Mira 2. So even if I love it, I went with the Embody. Which also the most expensive chair. Now I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks for the chair to be delivered.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Accessibility

Here is a beautiful map to help you understand the different aspects of WCAG 2.1: perceivable, operable, robust and understandable. And you can also find audio descriptions of the map on @intopia

Interesting article

#Information Architecture

How To Create An Information Architecture That Is Easy To Use. How to use mental models, card sorting and tree testing to build a solid information architecture for your project

#Accessibility

Back to Accessibility Foundations: let’s learn more about headings (h1- h6 in HTML)

#UXSurvey

Some interesting analysis and critics of the PMF (product market fit) and the lack of rigor of the 40% threshold. Also, people are still bad at predicting their own behavior, so, if you use it, don’t give it too much weight in business decisions.

#Internationalisation #Localisation

Great read for anyone who works with multiple languages on their product: Don’t Alienate Your User: A Primer for Internationalisation & Localisation

#Bias

The issues with the confirmation bias when doing user research and how to try to mitigate this. This is also why user interviews (and surveys) might seam super simple, but are not. Asking non biased questions requires training and expertise!

#NFT

In case you were wondering: Why do all NFTs look the same? Notes on the aes­thet­ics of spec­u­la­tion

#Statistics

Abelson’s eight laws are not only witty, but they’re also useful constructs for researchers who use statistical analysis to guide their research narratives.

#SocialMedia

The new silent majority: People who don’t tweet” so, apparently most people are nice and the loud annoying ones on twitter are a minority? There might be hope ^^

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#GenerativeArt

Generative Snacks is a collection of tiny-yet-delicious generative art tips and tricks by @georgedoescode

#Art

A fun video of someone adding smiles to famous face paintings

#Inspiration #Photography

If you like old schools photographs you will love the work of Joseph Wyan

#Misconceptions

The Worldview Upgrader: test your own misconceptions about the world we live in

#Dataviz #Sea

Scroll down up to 10863 meters deep into the sea and discover interesting facts and which creatures live and swim there

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Productivity

I found a cool tool, Lifeatspaces, where you can create a space with music, some background sounds, a todolist and a timer to focus, or invite other people to join to work remotely with you

#Accessibility

A tool to generate accessibility test cases for web but also native iOS and Android that follows the gerkin “Given that… When… then …” model

#User Journey Maps

A nice little tool to help you build user (or customer) journey maps. Just remember that even if you have a pre-filled template, you still need to do your own research to adapt for YOUR users

#Localisation

If you need to translate Figma mockups quickly, you can use @davidwilliames’s Figma plugin to synchronize content from a Gspreadsheet, tag the file & put translation in different sheets

#Icons

Some moooar free icons you can use for your projects

#Software

If you ever need an older version of a software that you use, this should help

#DevIcon

This is fun: a tool to showcase your skills icons on your GitHub profile

#CSSTool

css-checker checks your CSS styles for duplications and finds the diff among CSS classes with high similarity. This helps avoid redundancy

Podcast

#UX Podcast

This is the last episode of What is Wrong with UX, a podcast about product design by Laura Klein and Kate Rutter. I’m a little bit sad. As one of those UX team of One those days, this was my favorite podcast: honest and fun, with real non fluffy bs content. I loved the synergy of those 2 discussing. But, yeah life goes on and I’m looking forward to Laura’s new podcast on recruitment, this should be fun too.

News in the industry

#UX Research

The state of user research 2022, interesting results on what user research typically looks like: profiles, tools, methods, salaries, how they became UXRs, what makes them unhappy, etc.. Mostly in the US but also from around the world.

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