»Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.« — Joe Sparano
it's already Friday and I have a new batch of interesting links and reads for you.
But before we get to this: In the last Issue I asked you to fill out this short survey, to let me know how I can improve »UX und Tollerei« even further. So in case you missed that, I would appreciate it if you take a look at it.
So without further ado, let's start with this week's round-up:
- A few weeks ago, »Teehan+Lax« announced that they'll shut down their design studio by the end of January. As some kind of a résumé, Eric Portelance took the time to outline his three things that he learned at »Teehan+Lax«
- Eric A. Meyer on the dilemma of communication - Words, Words
- A week ago I ordered myself a pack of Field Notes, because I wanted to write down my thoughts and ideas on paper rather than on my iPhone. Why? Because of »The Analog Aspect«
- Paul Stamatiou shares some insights behind the design process of the new »Twitter Video«. Great and lengthy article! - Designing Twitter Video
- How to avoid UX design trends and why you should
- »Web accessibility means that people can use the web.« - Reframing Accessibility for the Web
- Arthur Bodolec started redesigning feedly with Google's Material Design in mind and even wrote a stunning article about it - An exploration in Material Design
- Maybe you already came across Facebook's »interface previews« when your newsfeed is initially loading. In his blog post, Callum Hart explains how and why you should use such placeholders in your projects - Non-blocking UI's with interface previews
- »Have you ever heard the phrase just add some UX like it was an ingredient?« - UX Recipe
- Bad user interface design is death by a thousand cuts
- A little gem for all you front-end developers: Codrops published their own extensive CSS reference. Definitely worth checking out
- As a big fan of Nicolas Winding Refn's »Drive«, I recommend you to watch this little compositional analysis called The Quadrant System. Some interesting impressions that you can surely apply on UX
That's it, we're already at the end of this week's Issue. Remember to tweet me @kaibrueckers if you have any questions. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend.
See you next week
Published on Feb 6, 2015