The five best design links, every weekday

Date: 2016/08/08

It’s Ugly, But It Works: On Designing for Usability

Wikipedia, Reddit, Hacker News, Craigslist All of the above sites are massively popular despite their ugliness because of one key factor - they do exactly what people need. For example: Reddit has 234 million unique users, 8.19 billion monthly pageviews, 25 million daily votes (stats as of 2016 ) - and still loads really fast!

Mondo's head of design Hugo Cornejo on designing a digital bank

In October last year, a survey by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority revealed that over half of banking customers in Britain had been with the same current account provider for ten years. In the same study, over a third said they had been with their bank for twenty.

Lauren Singer runs a company with one business goal: Go out of business

Lauren's company, The Simply Co., sells cleaning products that are sustainable and toxin-free. And while Lauren's glad people are choosing to purchase products that don't hurt the earth, she would rather we all make them on our own. Because sustainability is more than a job to Lauren. It's her life.

Unwinding the thought process of our own re-design

The main reason is website style which is always changing, and a sympathy for your project and your work. You guys rock! And when Matt asked to improve your project I agreed with no hesitation. 😊 Thanks! What was the most challenging part of the redesign? The most difficult thing was a grid system.

Prototyping Happiness

I don't have kids of my own yet, so I can only imagine what it feels like to hold your child in your hands for the very first time, look it in the eyes as it stares back at you and realize that your life as you know it will never be the same again.

Researching Design Systems

A few weeks ago, I kicked off the biggest design system project I've ever worked on. I'm incredibly lucky to be working with an organization in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 list to help create a design system that will govern all of the apps and sites they create internally.