»Ideas are a dime a dozen but we find that often times what’s much harder is to have the discipline to decide to leave things out.« — Jen Fitzpatrick
a lot happened since last issue. Presumably Google's new logo got most of this week's attention in the design community worldwide. But besides that, I have a lot of great new reads and a little extra for you: »UX und Tollerei« teamed up with push.conference to bring you a nifty giveaway! So stay tuned until the end of this issue for more information on how to participate.
Now without further ado, let's start with a round-up of this week's most interesting links:
- Surely a must-read: Google provides an in-depth look into its redesign - Evolving the Google Identity
- For me, good design has to be integral. So indicating a selected state only by color is not sufficient - Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users
- »Travel the world through the eyes of creatives.« - The designer's neighborhood guide
- How to write a great error message. Or: How to ease the »Weltschmerz« from your alert windows. Seriously, just read this hilariously written article by Thomas Fuchs
- Need a new typeface for code? »Hack« may be the right for you
- »Humanity can be sad, complicated and messy. We don’t stop being human when we go online.« - Emotional Intelligence in Design
- »Pretty much any time we design something new, we start at the middle.« Julie Zhuo's great article about identifying a problem at its root and shaping the experience of the initial contact - Design the Beginning
- Ever wondered how math is used in Pixar's movies? Now you can explore it for yourself - Pixar in a Box
- »[...]what principles do designers need to understand to create better designs?» - Front-End Principles for Designers
Now on to our little giveaway: You got some time left on the 23rd – 24th October? Today, »UX und Tollerei« readers have the chance to win 2 tickets to this year's push.conference in Munich, Germany.
Look forward to two well-balanced days that merge the established UX/UI scene with the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders and technologists. Organised by a group of designers, the conference is run driven by a passion for having an active role in the creative community. Since four years they've been carefully curating the most relevant topics and knowledgable speakers to share practical experiences and inspire with visions and examples of what's next in the interactive field.
If you want further information and details on the full program, make sure to take a look at push-conference.com/2015/program. Especially this year's line-up of speakers is quite impressive!
To enter this giveaway, just fill in this form and play our little guessing game. The two winners that are closest to the correct answer will be announced next Wednesday.
See you next week
Published on Sep 6, 2015