UX links roundup – the best UX articles, tools, resources and more from the last few weeks.
How to build a top design team, make better choices, lead through crises, use colourful fonts, learn how watches work and lust after custom audio gear.
Articles & resources
The design leadership playbook: How to hire, onboard & manage a high-impact design org – Some useful tips and guides for building a strong design team.
A guide to task-based UX metrics – Good overview of the different types of metrics to use during task-based usability tests.
Readability: the optimal line length – Thorough research from Baymard Institute on line length and readability.
Constraints and choices – Every choice we make has a cost. The trick is ensuring our choices take us closer and not further away from our goals.
Resources for managers on resilience and managing through crises – Great collection of resources by Laura Hogan.
COLRv1 and CSS font-palette: web typography gets colourful – Make your designs more colourful with this brand new CSS feature.
Motion DevTools – Inspect, edit and export JS & CSS animations with this Chrome dev tools extension.
Guide to variable fonts – With the just announced support for variable fonts in Figma, they’ve put together a handy explainer.
Lunacy – Free, cross-platform Sketch clone from Icons8. New release today comes with support for multiple teams.
Love Hultén – Beautiful custom audio, synth and retro gaming equipment. Shut up and take my money, if I had any.
Mechanical Watch – Gold standard for showing how Web technologies can be used to explain difficult concepts. All the examples were hand-coded in WebGL. Definitely check out the other posts.
The Checkpoint – A weekly newsletter covering the latest developments in artificial intelligence-powered art.
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