and welcome to the second issue of »UX und Tollerei«. Since last week, a lot of people took special note of this small, weekly Reading List (thanks to Codrops), so I'm quite excited for all you new people who subscribed.
So without further ado, let's start with this week's batch of interesting links and reads (even some lengthy ones):
- Martin Wolf has some handy tips to help you kickstart your new year - A Few Tips For Overcoming Unproductivity
- After being an internal set of design guidelines, IBM now opened its Design Language to the public. Definitely worth a look
- Wireframes should help you sort your ideas and relate them to actual elements in your design. To get the most of yours, Dana Larson has 10 best practices to free your wireframes
- »Insert classic 'designer about client' joke here«. But seriously, by involving your client early in the design process, you can easily achieve a more productive relationship - Designing With Your Clients
- Should designers animate?
- Ida Aalen wrote an extensive article about The Core Model: Designing Inside Out for Better Results
- Andrea Soverini build an interactive checklist with an overview of techniques and tools that you could use in different stages of your UX Project. The highlight: You can even print it out ;)
- Current CEO of Medium, Ev Williams, published a fascinating article this week called A mile wide, an inch deep or »Are You Measuring The Right Things?«
- Last but not least (for a little fun and because of the great design work): Letterboxd and Kickstarter published their most interesting stats in 2014
Phew. That's it for this week's issue #2. I hope you enjoyed it. As always, you can follow »UX und Tollerei« on Twitter or Facebook. And one last thing: I got a lot of requests (thank you for that) to implement a RSS feed, so here it is: Subscribe via RSS.
See you next week
Published on Jan 9, 2015