UX Lift links roundup – the best articles, tools and more from the last two weeks
Celebrate women designers, be vulnerable when sharing work, don't suck as a leader, create accessible products, escape boring video calls and get chatted up by an AI.
Growing UX maturity: knowledge sharing and mentorship – Second part of Smashing Mag’s excellent series on UX maturity. Part 1 was featured in the last newsletter.
Women in design: the unsung heroes – Celebrating pioneering women designers, both past and present.
Anti-suck advice for design leaders – How not to suck as a design leader – writeup of a talk by Jane Austin at the Leading Design festival.
Stop making it perfect – It’s scary to show work, especially work we don’t think is perfect. But when we do, it gives our colleagues permission to be messy and build a better solution together.
Understand the social needs for accessibility in UX design – By removing discrimination against people with disabilities we can create products and services that will delight everyone. Here’s how.
Good, better, best: Untangling the complex world of accessible patterns – How do we know which design patterns are good, better, best when it comes to accessibility? Is it better to use an established pattern or create new ones?
Fontshare – 50+ professional fonts, free for personal and commercial use.
Alight Motion – Surprisingly powerful motion graphics app for iOS and Android.
Zoom Escaper – Sabotage your audio stream to escape boring video calls.
Open Broadcaster Studio – Hijack your video feed and add realtime effects, text, chromakey compositing and more.
Fontemon – Complete playable Pokemon-style game in a font.
Cookie consent speedrun – Can you disable all the cookie popups in less than 30 seconds?
GPT-3 generated pickup lines – “I will briefly summarise the plot of Back to the Future II for you.”
This music video does not exist – Music and videos by OpenAI Jukebox and StyleGAN2. I for one welcome our robot vaporwave overlords.