Pixels of the Week – September 5, 2021

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 week was quite fun. I recorded a cool podcast about Information Architecture, it will be online in September. I also might have helped testing some fun things for a book about diagrams, but won’t tell you more yet. Still, I’m super looking forward to see the whole book, so stay tunes. Speaking of books, I bought “Design for Safety” (by Eva PenzeyMoog) and “Better Onboarding” (by Krystal Higgins) and I’m looking forward to read both.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#BetterAllies

Here are some awesome resources with illustrations to help use all become better allies and create more inclusive engaging workplaces. Use them, share them and don’t forget to credit @betterallies for their awesome work here! There’s also plenty of more content on this page and a newsletter if you are interested

Interesting article

#Dataviz

This is going to be helpful if you ever need to design graphs, charts and more: “20 ideas for better data visualization

#Clicks

Cognitive Milestoning” and the Myth of Minimizing Clicks for Optimal UX Design by Darren Hood

#MindfulUX

A list of 59 Questions for Mindful UX Design put together by @This2ShallGrow to help you build better mon mindful products that will respect your users

#Research

Problem Statements in UX Discovery: in the discovery phase of a UX project, a problem statement is used to identify and frame the problem to be explored and solved, as well as to communicate the discovery’s scope and focus.

#Feedback

Fast and Cheap Ways to Find UX Research Participants“. Fair warning about the quick internal and external recruiting: unless those people are actual users in your target audience, I would be careful with the results and treat those as feedback, not research results.

#Accessibility

Preparing for Research with People with Disabilities, an interesting (non exhaustive) list of what you need to be careful about when conducting usability research with people with disabilities

#Links

I love some little history lessons over small details of the web. Today, why are the hyperlinks blue?

#Learning

Learning how you best learn: some questions to ask yourself, an interesting post to help you identify what i-kind of learner you are and get better at learning. I’m mostly expansive learner, with a little bit of deep learner 😀

#Tech

To survive, China’s biggest gay dating app became a pharmacy. Focusing on HIV prevention and sexual health care has helped BlueCity navigate a precarious environment for LGBTQI organizations.

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Illustrations

  • Let’s start this weekend with the work of SudiBear. She specializes in illustration, apparel design, and merch design. She celebrates powerful women, fairy tales, and nature.
  • Matheus Costa is an illustrator in Brazil with a really colorful style. You can visit his instagram and website
  • Let’s start the day with the colorful and amazing work of Caomor an illustrator & graphic designer from Chile. I love the pokemon series Visit his Instagram and ArtPrints here

#Inspiration

I really like the design of this 4 days event, Epiccurence. The style of the illustrations is awesome, also the small little fish animations are quite a nice subtle detail. And that footer!!!

#AI

This is such an awesome project: AI movie posters, all of those pictures were generated by AI using a brief text description of a movie. I think I was able to guess 2, but I’m bad at names. How many did you guess?

#LaTeX

This tweet made me laugh: “Can you explain this gap in your resume” yeah I made it in LaTeX and I don’t know how to make the paragraph breaks smaller

#Sea

Important information from the bottom of the ocean: Real-life SpongeBob and Patrick found side by side on seafloor. But they likely don’t get along.

Podcasts

#UserResearch

Another great episode of the DeltaCX podcast you have to listen to: “Moderated vs Unmoderated UX Research with Michele Ronsen

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Accessibility

An interesting list with Resources For Building Accessible Tables

#DesignSystems

Hey Design Systems, a place dedicated for all things design system related, with resources, watch lists, documents, etc.

#Illustrations

This is an open-source illlustrations library with free vector illustrations for you projects, by @realvjy

This is nice: @iconfinder launched a collection of high quality illustrations

#Typography

Pardon My French, Faune is a very nice font created by Alice Savoie, inspired by engravings of the animal world found in nineteenth century French history books. Licence is CC BY-ND 4.0. (via @glyphe) Bonus: create your own cute chimera

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