Pick of The Week
100 design lessons for 2021
Everything, summed up.
As the year comes to a close, the makers and writers at UX Collective published their brilliant yearly report, sharing key lessons to better our community, products and collaboration, beyond fads or latest tools that are making headlines.
The Best of The Rest
A step-by-step guide to designing a new feature for a popular product
'Cause not every new feature has to suck.
Designing new features for a existing product, without getting hate on Twitter, can be one of the hardest thing for a product team, but a product designer from Doist walks us through his team's process in designing their new Boards feature, with user insights from day 1.
Ljudje and Nejc Prah give software brand Celtra a totally bonkers but brilliant rebrand
A sugary rebrand like no other.
Equipped with a very unusual variable typeface, sugary soft gradients and fantastic motion, design agency Ljudje (& Co), break tech rebrand conventions for Celtra's new identity...but it still feels kinda right in its own way.
Not your average Typography guide.
As typography becomes integral to the blurring lines of Web and Graphic Design, the amazing folk at Obys share some key principles of typography in their practice, all packaged in a beautiful, interactive website.
How to make ultra-smooth animations in Figma Motion plugin
It all starts with a square.
If you've played around with Figma's Smart Animate feature, you might be pleased to know there's a dedicated plugin for more complex animations! And someone put together a handy guide for anyone to get started. Hope you like squares.
One More Thing
Spline - Design tool for 3D web experiences
Bring on the 3D Web project
With the sea of 3D tools out there, product designers often need something simpler that's closer to their workflow, so a growing team is cooking up Spline, a new design tool for real-time 3D editing, with web experiences in mind. Give the beta a spin and check out their first tutorials!