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(English) Dan Abramov on The Elements of UI Engineering

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Somewhat recently, Dan Abramov wrote this interesting piece on his approach to learning about UI engineering. The article's key takeaway is this: "My biggest learning breakthroughs weren’t about a particular technology. [ ... ] It’s this combination of understanding the problems, experimenting with the solutions, and applying different strategies that led to the most rewarding learning experiences in my life." In keeping with this wholistic, problem- rather than technology-oriented approach Dan starts with outlining the problems ... Read more

(English) Miriam Suzanne – Don’t Use My Grid System (Or Any Others) @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

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(English) Keep it simple, stupid

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.As something of a follow-up on my article on using boring solutions from two weeks ago I'd like to point you to a blog post by Justin Etheredge, cofounder of software development company Simple Thread: Software Complexity Is Killing Us In this post Justin outlines in which ways software development has become easier in the past few decades and also points out the ways in which it hasn't. Most of the complexity of software applications accumulates ... Read more

(English) Fitts’ Law

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.One of the quintessential laws of human-computer interaction (HCI) and by extension software user experience is Fitt's Law, which states that the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the ratio between the distance to the target and the width of the target. The most common application of this law these days can be paraphrased as "The wider an object is on the screen and the closer it is ... Read more

(English) The Magical Number Seven

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.This article by designer Jeff Davidson is an informative reminder of the well-known observation that human working memory has a capacity of 7 items (give or take 1 or 2). This observation, originally posited by cognitive psychologist George A. Miller in his paper The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two is a crucial guideline for designing user interfaces. If a user interface contains more than that number of different chunks of information it'll appear ... Read more

(English) Designer Lynx: Curated Links About Design

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Designer Lynx is a curated collection of articles and other relevant resources such as design systems, icons, prototyping tools and software for designing user interfaces. Further categories include UI design inspiration and design topics such as colour and typography. Read more

(English) Iconic and Feather: 2 Icon Sets Designed for the Web

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.With icon fonts such as Font Awesome, Material Design Icons and Glyphicons there's certainly no shortage of icons for use in web applications. Iconic and Feather are 2 alternatives to these widely-used icon collections. The latter is available for free under the MIT licence (a donation will be very much appreciated, though) while the former can be purchased for $129 ($39 for just the Webfont without SVGs) for a single app licence. Both are framework-agnostic ... Read more

(English) Flex Box Explained with Animations

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Flex Box is a fairly new CSS3 layout standard that allows you to have layout elements automatically fit the available space according to layout rules defined in a website's stylesheet. While as of today still a W3C Candidate Recommendation Flex Box is already well-supported by all major browsers. In contrast to tried and true block- or grid-based layouts with Flex Box the onus of defining the exact placement of an element isn't on the ... Read more

(English) The Noun Project – Building the World’s Visual Language

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Today there's certainly no shortage of icon sets and icon search engines (see the list below for a selection of those). These come in different flavours, mostly as icon fonts or SVG files, and can be easily integrated in a website or web application using standard HTML and CSS techniques. A particularly ambitious offering though is the Noun Project. The Noun Project provides a huge collection of curated icons (or rather huge amount of ... Read more

(English) Jina Anne @ beyond tellerrand 2017 – Design Systems: Real Talk

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Jina Anne @ beyond tellerrand 2017: Design Systems: Real Talk from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more
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