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Holiday and travel got in the way of publishing Weekend Reading, but I'm back and catching up on three weeks worth of fantastic links.
The dangers of delightful design Everything, in context and in moderation:
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s usually safer
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:02:00 GMT
“Please enter a valid last name” Getting UX right starts with a name.
If Satan was a web developer Creative ways for making web forms harder to use.
The Practical Dev
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Abstract App “It’s a version controlled workflow, built on
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 19:15:00 GMT
It just has to happen because you’re curious, over and over and over again. Because you want to learn how to build good things.
Watch and learn. That’s all there is to it.
Aaron Hodder "Someone wrote this:"
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:45:30 GMT
How the Web Became Unreadable "I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design."
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:01:00 GMT
A Glimpse into the Future of Messaging-First Onboarding A case study on designing the on-boarding experience for the Slackbot Troops.
OH: Software is like a pinball machine. Nobody reads the printed instructions clearly.They just drop their quarters & start pushing buttons
Amir Shevat Spot on.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:17:17 GMT
Rethinking URL bars as primary browser UI The time for address bars is past, and I buy this argument: "Our ability to understand who we’re talking to on the web is underpinned by search engines."
Case Study: Re-designing RetailTower I love detailed case studies like this.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:25:00 GMT
Metrics Versus Experience Bad decisions can be made in the name of "lifting metrics", that doesn't mean metrics are bad. Julie presents her framework for using metrics effectively:
- To assess for product-market fit, look at retention.
- To optimize for growth, understand your funnel.
- Figure out which metrics are
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:55:00 GMT
Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool How chatbots can teach us what people need when designing products and services.
Paul Stamatiou "when the engineer only reads half of your email about the design"
Homebrew 1.0.0 Happy birthday! I'm most excited that
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMT
The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen How to tell the story of a software product/service with a slide deck.
The math of CSS locks CSS doesn't have
min-font-size, but this formula gives you the same effect: responsive text that
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:29:39 GMT
A Bad Product Decision "Fuck-ups will happen. You won’t be perfect. But it doesn’t mean you can’t be a great PM."
Five tips for improving your technical writing and documentation. Get more users and fewer support requests by leveling up your writing and technical documentation.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 20:51:00 GMT
Tutorial: CSS Fixed Positioning in Interactive Email Cool trick that adds animation to emails by using CSS
Ways To Reduce Content Shifting On Page Load Content shifting on page load is annoying. No one likes it. Here
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:50:58 GMT
When to Use a Switch or Checkbox What I love about this post is, once you spend a few minutes thinking about it, it's pretty obvious and easy to remember:
You should only use switches on settings that need to take effect instantaneously. If a setting requires a
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:20:00 GMT
UX for Engineers Yes, engineers can do UX, because UX is not about things like “shared aesthetic vocabulary” — UX is about making something that works. Or as Assaf (not me) summarizes it:
Think of the user as the final integration in the application stack.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 21:03:00 GMT
Hypothesis driven UX design This, so much this:
- Take your assumptions and state them as explicit hypotheses
- Let your team buy into stated hypotheses
- Force yourself to design according to your hypotheses
- Force yourself to test against your hypotheses
- Create a culture of learning by showing stakeholders the
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:52:00 GMT
Design Better Data Tables How to display tabular data:
Tables might be boring, but they are such a major element of any data-rich document that they’re worth every ounce of design thinking we can apply to them.
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