Pick of The Week
Psychological principles every product designer should know
You've probably fallen for these too.
Great userflow and UI aside, the not-so-obvious sauce to any successful UX often comes down to psychology. So here's a couple of cognitive biases we've all fallen for and might come in handy.
The Best of The Rest
Google Fonts ❤️ Material Icons
Home to all glyphs alike.
Along with their ever-growing library of open-source typefaces, Google Fonts now welcomes icons to the family + a new logo!
IBM App Icon Design & Visual Language
Speaking of icons, IBM's underrated in-house icon set manage to balance both simplicity and expression in an rather unique way. Feast your eyes.
The 4px baseline grid — the present
And oldie, but a goodie.
Designing with [text] bounding boxes results in extra space you secretly dread, but often shrug it off for in favour of smoother hand-offs... But what if there was a layout grid that could satisfy your visual design eye?🤔
11 Fantastic Benefits of Design Systems
For the sceptics.
From management thinking of it as a waste of 💸, to designers worried it'll stifle creativity, the value of design systems is still debated, but if other articles haven't swayed you yet, this one might hit the mark.
One More Thing
For International Women’s Day, IKEA launches a game...
Keeping it 50/50 🃏 🎴
To mark International Women's Day, the folks at IKEA have prepped up a game to uncover the unequal division of housework worldwide. Because everyone should do some chores.