The five best design links, every weekday


The UX of video game tutorials

What decisions a designer will run into while designing learning experiences.

What does the Safari 15 update mean for my designs?

Everything you need to know about Safari 15 on iOS for web designers, front-end developers and design engineers.

How bullet charts taught me about the importance of layering

One of the most interesting things that I’ve found is that working with advanced visualizations often requires a sharper design eye.

Documenting the almighty button

Browsing through several collections available on Harvard Art Museum’s website triggered an interesting thought in my mind.

A guide to the Modern Minimal UI style

Functional, readable, sleek, and sexy.

The origin story of the Wingdings font

The funny font from vintage Microsoft Word has an unbelievable past and great influence on today’s culture.

Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety

Accessibility continues to be an important topic across multiple industries, yet mental health and anxiety don’t often immediately come to mind.

Material You had to happen this year

Every seven years people get bored with the UI status-quo.

Giving a damn about accessibility

A candid and practical handbook for designers.

Building software for artists

How can we build software tools that empower artists to use computation in their own work?

Is the Google UX course any good?

I’ve done it! After 7 weeks I finally finished the entire Google UX Course at Coursera

Ideas I copied to help steal more ideas

More than 70% of people in the workplace feel they have experienced ‘imposter’ thoughts at some point in their lives.

Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

When Apple introduced an update to widgets with iOS 14, the Wikipedia iOS team was excited to take the opportunity to rethink our own.

Classic UX books from the 1980s

Uncover or revisit 9 classic UX books from the 1980s by Norman, Tufte, Shneiderman, and others.

Tridimensionality: skeuomorphism, flat design, and neumorphism

This text explores the characteristics, rationale, and representation resources of three of the most relevant recent UI styles.

What is this “shape design” thing?

This article discusses shape design as used in certain styles of contemporary illustration.

Why has no one made a better Goodreads

People who read often desire to read in connection with other readers. Readers have found community within the website, “Goodreads.”

You bought a pixel for $1.4 million

Yesterday, a Sotheby’s auction for a single gray pixel ended with a winning bid of $1,355,555.

To add is expected, to subtract is design

A couple years ago I wrote about how healthcare should take customer experience guru Dan Gingiss’s advice: do simple better.

Are bad graphical descriptions better than none to someone with vision loss?

More than 125K global websites use overlays rather than fixing their accessibility bugs. AI-generated alt-text used by overlays is not 100 % reliable.