Pixels of the Week – May 29, 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

A 4 steps process: 1. complexity: Fear, how am I supposed to design that? (with a big ball mess) 2. Analysis: asking for business help to take a closer look (the ball starts to split into small strings) 3. User search: finding and understanding more of the puzzle (the strings become pieces of a puzzle) 4. Solution design: once everything clicks into place (the strings became a wireframes)

I had a blast talking at uXchange this week about what it is like to do UX research when working on an internal employee tool. If you are curious, the slides are available here

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Deceptive Pattern

Harry Brignull, the person who coined the neologism “dark pattern” changed its name, and also the website, to Deceptive Design Patterns. Time to update our vocabulary as a community!

Interesting article

#Typography

#Accessibility

#CSS

#UX Research

Tell me without telling me – Typical statements of a UX Researcher, fun an super accurate post by Sina Schreiber. Of course there’s my favorite in the list: it depends… What’s yours?

#Management

Delegation is an art, not a science, by Lara Hogan

#Big Data

Muting your mic reportedly doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio
We recommend using the double-mute technique”. This is scary, as usually. I think there’s a few Mac and Win apps to help you mute quicker though

#Diversity

Laverne Cox makes history as the very first trans person to have a Barbie doll made in their honor. 🏳️‍⚧️

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Inspiration

Corrie Beth Hogg is a multimedia maker, who, among other amazing things, creates beautiful paper plants and wrote a book about it. Check her Instagram and website.

#Dataviz

Dataviproject, a really nice place to find inspiration to help you design the right most relevant data visualization for your projects

#Game

Play snek, in the terminal by @taniarascia

#Voice Interface

A fun Design Thinking comic on voice interfaces

#Space

Anyone in the mood for some stars? Here’s some100 beautiful images from ESA/Hubble (under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license )

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Ethical Design

ethicaldesignresources.com, place to find articles, books, frameworks, organizations, principles, tools kits and all tools related to ethical design, created and maintained by @lexinamer

#Patterns

Streamline launched a nice collection of SVG patterns

#Mentoring

If you are looking for a place to sell 1on1 meetings, like mentoring sessions, you might want to give 1 on 1 a try. Zero fees for the moment and should stay free for early

Tutorials

#Responsive #Art Direction

Responsive images & art direction – Designing in the Browser an interesting video by Una Kravets

#Accessibility Testing

A 14min video on how to test accessibility with Chrome DevTools. Remember: automated tools tell you some of the issues and bugs, you also need to do manual testing. But it’s a automated tests is a good place to start.

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