»Complexity comes from adding to something simple, but just as often it comes by starting with too much« — Stephen Hay (from his talk at this year's SmartWeb Conference)
I don't know about you, but here in Germany it gets colder and more unpleasant every day. Trees are losing their leaves, winter is approaching. The perfect time of year to think, reflect, drink some warm tea and read about design:
- News of the week: Facebook introduces Reactions
- A collection of free resources (like Photographs of Diverse Hands) made by designers at Facebook, publicly available for everyone - Facebook Design Resources
- Meng To shares his extensive list of essential Sketch Plugins for Designers and Developers - Sketch 3 Plugins
- »Functional always trumps 'purely' aesthetic animation.« - Your UI isn’t a Disney Movie
- One of the most controversial discussions in the design community this week was started by Medium's new logo. What do you think? - The Story Behind Medium’s New Logo
- A brilliant reflection by co-founder Mike Krieger on Five Years of Building Instagram
- »[...] interface design, not deficient user effort, is the true cause for these error-prone user paths.« - Why Designers Think Users Are Lazy: 3 Human Behaviors
- Track & engage with users: A great and unbiased list of Tools That Help Inform Design Decisions for a more data-driven design process
- What is permanence? What can digital products learn from the analog hype? Rian van der Merwe on a view from a different valley - The Analog Revolution
- Why words are a design issue
- A fantastic read on the importance of contrast and combining colors to create harmonious projects - Color vs. Contrast — Which makes you click?
That's it for this week. Remember to tweet me @kaibrueckers if you have any suggestions. Thanks for reading!
See you next week
Published on Oct 11, 2015