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“Here’s the truth of the matter, from somebody who has been doing Design for well over 25 years: Design is not a Process, it’s an Odyssey. It is not a rigid structure with steps to follow, but a path you discover along the way with dangers, villains, and wisdom to be gained, and you often wind up right back where you started. Allow me to explain.”
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- Multi-brand design systems →
The complexity and challenges you should know about.
By Kristina Grönboldt
- Usability heuristic frameworks →
Which one is right for you?
By Michael Kritsch
- Lefty dentists and inclusive design →
How environments can have a profound impact upon our lives.
By Robert A Stribley
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- Head of Design (UI/UX) @ Provenance
The rapid decline in organized religion, coupled with an increasing reliance on technology to mediate and validate experience, has created a crisis in meaning: we’ve thrown out the guide book, but don’t know where to go. Enter Provenance, born to create opportunities for making meaning in our modern world.
Little gems this week
Make me think
- The web’s next transition →
“The web is made up of technologies that got their start over 25 years ago. Since then, the web evolved into a ubiquitous application platform. As the web has evolved, so too has the architecture for the development of these applications.”
- How to work with design constraints →
“An old proverb says, ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ Many designers see constraints as lemons; the good ones make lemonade from constraints. Apple’s new Dynamic Island on the iPhone is a good example.”
Tools and resources
- Figma: prototype videos →
A new update allows you to add videos to your prototypes.
- Fallback font generator →
Reduce layout shifts by adjusting your font fallbacks.
- Figma: paper wireframe kit →
Generate concepts quickly with a Lo-Fi wireframing kit.
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