UX Lift roundup – the best UX links, tools and more from the last few weeks.
Ask the right questions, design complex applications, design inclusive products, paint with words and explore interesting websites.
Bumper edition this week, so let’s get started…
Dig in the right places – You’ll only get the good answers if you’re asking the right questions.
Data tables: Four major user tasks – Excellent tips for designing data-heavy interfaces.
8 design guidelines for complex applications – Guidelines for complex-application design, given the shared challenges that designers and researchers face.
Foundations: text descriptions – Writing better text descriptions for better accessibility.
Direct-to-consumer UX benchmark: 5 common pitfalls – Typically well-researched article from Baymard on direct-to-consumer websites.
Let’s get inclusive: designing products for everyone – How to design for inclusivity as a key principle.
Google Slides is actually hilarious – Flashbacks of attempting to make non-terrible presentations in Slides *shudders*.
Interface inventory blueprint – Handy Figma template for collecting and categorising your existing interface elements when creating a design system.
ProsePainter – An interactive tool to ‘paint with words.’ It incorporates guidable text-to-image generation into a traditional digital painting interface.
Hue Tools – Open source toolbox for colours. Mix, blend and create gradients.
Age-positive image library – The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a free library of positive and realistic images of people aged 50 and over.
US Web Design Systems – Excellent design system and principles. The guidelines on colour are great, especially the ‘magic numbers’. Lots to think about.
Dall-E 2 – OpenAI announce the latest version of their text-to-image AI. From the demos it looks stunningly good. Is this the end of art or just the beginning?
Wilderness Land – Explorable pixel art spreadsheet of interesting websites.
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