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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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 😀


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


  • 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


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!!!


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?


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


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.



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


An interesting list with Resources For Building Accessible Tables


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


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


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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