Building like it’s 1984: A comprehensive guide to creating intuitive context menus
A great context menu should feel so intuitive that users don’t even stop to think about it.
Settings are not a design failure
There’s a difference between product settings that a product needs to get right by default and preferences that designers deliberately shouldn’t have a strong opinion on.
Choosing Chart Types: Consider Context
Clearly visualize your UX data by providing context and contrast, while avoiding clutter.
UX design is becoming a commodity — here’s how we can break the mold
How an object-oriented UX approach helps to differentiate the UI and create memorable experiences.
Introducing Flows: A New Way to Communicate Design Intention
Zeplin Flows let designers spend more time on design, less time explaining design files to the rest of the team. Use Flows to effortlessly highlight user journeys with native connectors, groups, and text labels — no more extra layers. Your team will always be on the same page and know exactly what to build.
Tools and Resources
Icon explorer with instant searching.
Checklist – The A11Y Project
A checklist that uses The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a reference point.
a curated gallery of typefaces.
Online freehand SVG drawing tool.
California Design System
The Design System makes it easy for state digital teams to build accessible, consistent, and performant services and products to meet Californians’ needs.
Handcrafted 3D icons, fully customizable online.
Audrey is a UX designer based in Chicago.
Last But Not Least
The Psychology Behind Amazon’s Purchase Experience
A look at Amazon’s subscription flow and how to make it more ethical.
“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.”
— John Gall
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