Every week I share a list of curated articles, resources and tools about UX, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, process inspiration and more…
This week’s selection: accessibility tools and resources, lack of accessibility costing a client, advice for junior UX designers, an online waves, curves and blobs SVG generator, taking ethical tech decisions, a podcast on design briefs, emotion centered design, 3D objects in the browser, a 3D room in CSS, some nice illustrations, a guide on how to design for diversity, should you charge less for speaking remotely (no), booking’s illustration process, learning JS online, a nice online events tool, Wikipedia will get a redesign, some bidirectional scrolling advice, etc.
I was also invited to DeltaCX’s podcast last week. We asked the question “Does Your Team Really Need CX/UX Specialists?“. With business analysts documenting exactly how this looks and works, product owners doing wireframes, and engineers asking customers “what they want,” do we really need CX/UX specialists at their company?
“Speaking, remotely” I agree with Ethan here, preparing a remote talk requires the same amount of preparation as in person, and the delivery might even require more if you pre-record, edit, etc. So no, you should not charge less
I got a mixed feeling about this article, I agree with the part about why you build users flows, but I am not a big fan of the “stick to one direction” and the final format, I prefer to use box and arrows and detail all steps within the flow
The Ikea Home of Tomorrow, an interesting project with a lot of plants in the house, I still wonder how big of a house you need to have for such projects and how long it takes to maintain all of that ^^
Decoding Design Briefs, another great podcast by @lauraklein and @katerutter. A lot of interesting ideas especially for students who are beginning and might be used to super directive briefs while most briefs in the real word are not that descriptive. I will start asking people “please walk me through your process to design a chair” during interviews. I also never considered user stories to be some kind of “briefs” but it makes sense, also glad to see I am not the only one suffering with poorly written stories sometimes ^^
News in the industry
Wikipedia is going to get a redesign and my heart is with all the designers on the project because redesigning such a BIG site within an open source community is a challenge, I remember the backslash of simply changing the search form
Ethical Explorer: tools to help manage the future impact of today’s tech: beautiful cards + a field guide to identify and explore 8 tech risk areas when building or updating products: exclusion, surveillance, bad actors, algorithmic bias, addiction, outsized power, data control.
Do you need waves, curves, polygons, some blobs orsome animated shapes SVG background for your website? Here is a nice generator for that. Also the map generator is really nice it’s quite annoying to do this by hand
SpecialEffect is a charity that helps people with disabilities enjoy video games and it’s a really nice initiative