Pixels of the Week – November 13, 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

This Friday I spoke at and remotely attended Clarity. I spoke about how designers can document accessibility. I also drew some stickers for my friend Myriam, including some ADHD As Fuck, I *Anxiety* JS, Anxiety, Drink Some Water, I Need a Break, Self Care First.

Also, some awesome people I trust launched a mastodon instance, so I decided to give it another chance. You can find me here: @stephaniewalter@front-end.social. I won’t leave twitter for now, I’m in a “wait and see” mode.

Clarity 2022

I live tweeted some nuggets from a few talks I was able to attend. I honestly recommend you watch them all once they will be online:

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#UXResearch

If you want to seek a career in UX Research (or Design), you should read “Real talk from a UX researcher“, a very honest article by Ki Aguero to understand what that job actually looks like, on real projects, far away from the fluff or social media and bootcamp promises

Interesting article

#Accessibility

#AI

#Globalisation

Why Everything Looks the Same. How economic globalization, generational transition, and technology converge to flatten the consumer experience

#MobileNavigation

I love how Vitaly always finds a lot of examples, in the wild for this articles. If you are looking for some ideas, inspiration and tips to design a mobile navigation, I recommend you check Designing The Perfect Mobile Navigation UX

#Cognitive Biases

From my blog’s archives: How to Facilitate a Remote Workshop on Cognitive Biases, aka how we brought our “Discover Cognitive Biases” workshop online

#CSS

#Online Moderation

Wow, this, is beyond horrible: Behind TikTok’s boom: A legion of traumatised, $10-a-day content moderators. (Content warning: This story contains description of extreme and disturbing violence, suicide, child abuse and cruelty to animals)

#Heuristic

Michael Kritsch did this huge work of comparing different usability heuristics frameworks to help you define which one is right for you and your project. Wow.

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Inspiration #AI

AI Yōkai (AI 妖怪) is a dictionary of monsters from Japanese folklore, whose images have been generated by me using the artificial intelligence program Midjourney. Those are beautiful and very frightening at the same time.

#Creativity

A cute illustrated articles on how to generate creative ideas and how to sort them and keep the best ones

#Birbs

Colorful birds generated by Midjourney

#Random Knowledge

Is Poland’s tap water really protected by clams? The answer in a 4 minutes video. Too Long, Didn’t Watch: yes, but there are other systems in place to check water quality. Also, imagine, you have to design a tool to monitor the clams 😄

#Heating

Heating People and Heating Spaces, another very interesting sketchplanation

#Pop Culture

The opening credits to GAME OF THRONES…if it was made in 1995.

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Ice Breaker

Need an icebreaker question to ask as a starter for your next remote workshop or meeting? Here are 330+ of those.

#Pay Me

4 mindful ways to say “I’m Not Doing That for Free.” by Upasna Gautam

#CSS

A small CSS library with small semantic components, enhanced with ARIA and a few utility classes to help you kick start your project if bootstrap or tailwind are too much.

#Copy Writing

A place to find interesting little bits and pieces of awesome copy inspiration for your site

#Twitter

With all the mess around Twitter, now is a good time to remind you the existence of Blockpartyapp a tool to help you reduce noise and harassment, abuse and trolls, to mute and block people.

Videos and Podcasts

#Accessibility

Tutorials

#CSS

Haaa, I love those fancy image decoration animations using the outline CSS property

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