UX Design Weekly Digest: Issue #6
August 30-September 6
The latest news from the world of UX design:
Sketch Beta 58 is available
Dynamic layout for symbols in Sketch Beta 58.
Christopher Deane explores the new Smart Layout feature inside Sketch 58 beta.
This article is a behind-the-scenes look at how The Help Scout Team migrated design systems from Sketch to Figma — why we made the switch, a step-by-step walkthrough of what it entailed, and what we got out of it — a story that applies to any team considering a large-scale tool migration.
Design systems are great for scaling design across complex organizations and products. But in our drive for scale, consistency, and standards, have we considered the risks and the cost? What are the problems we may face and how can we overcome them? In this talk, Mark Boulton will expose the ugly truth of rolling out design systems.
Atomize React is a UI framework that helps developers collaborate with designers and build consistent user interfaces effortlessly.
Distinguishing between these two actions is critical to avoid losing users’ work. Save changes before closing a view, use text labels rather than an X icon, and provide a confirmation dialog before destructive actions.
Jeff Cardello of Webflow shares tips on how to tell a compelling and dynamic story using the full power of web design.
Jessica Hullman discusses how to interpret uncertainty through data visualizations.
The term ‘responsive web design’ has been a mainstay in the world of digital development for many years. Go to any early-stage client meeting and you’ll almost always get asked to ‘make sure it works on mobile’. The standard response to this has generally been, ‘don’t worry, we’ll build it responsive’, but is this response out of date?
Nice online tool that will help you say Sorry in a creative way.
Jon Friedman shares details about Dark mode in Office 365. Check the video, you will like it!
Mike Monteiro discusses why giving back is admirable, but it can’t undo the damage your employer is doing.
Franciskovic Patricia shares details about the ProtoPie’s rebranding and how the company embarked on a transformative journey to redefine who they are and aspire to be.
Design critiques are a key part of just about every design culture, and one of the few consistent rituals design teams share. Different design teams approaching critique sessions differently. Here is what works for Figma.
Practice logo design using randomly generated client briefs
Ariana Escobar of Heroku shares the tips on how to improve the color contrast ratio in design systems.
Experimental platform for exploring generative design systems.