The five best design links, every weekday


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.

What 21st-century design looks like

Don Norman and decolonial design.

Measuring design debt

In this piece, we’ll dive into the topic of measuring design debt.

The anatomy of a design trend

A discussion of the theory of design trends with sample trends in Industrial Design, Interface Design, and User Experience.

How to write inclusive, accessible digital products

Here’s how to write digital products that include people of differing backgrounds and abilities.

Accessibility vs Design trends

Neumorphism? Glassmorphism? Material Design? All design trends can be accessible.

Windows 1.0, 2.0, 3.0- How do they look today?

Today Microsoft Windows is installed on about 75% of personal computers in the world. But how did it begin?

Why should type be fluid, anyway?

We call type “fluid” when the text on a web page scales in relation to screen size without any breakpoints.

Why 2020 was the year of data viz

If I had to point my finger at the biggest trend in design in 2020 I’d definitely point at data visualization.

Is the end near for flat logo design?

Recently, logos from various companies have experienced a transformation.

Aurora UI — new visual trend for 2021

UI design and especially its more artistic, visual side is constantly evolving.

Psychological principles every product designer should know

It isn’t a mystery that a large part of delivering a highly successful user experience is understanding what the customer wants/needs.

The FOMO is real: UX patterns capitalizing on human misery

FOMO is defined as the apprehension that one is either not in-the-know or missing out on information, events, experiences, or decisions.