UX links roundup
Understand UX strategy, analyse design trends, explore design system components, learn about type, send big files and be wowed (and a tiny bit scared) by what AIs can do.
The five pillars of UX strategy – Understand your products' value and how it solves your customers' most important problems.
UXers and product managers both say others intrude on their work – A survey of 372 UX and PM professionals shows that duplicative work is frequent and generates confusion and inefficiency.
I called off my wedding. The Internet will never forget – How algorithms designed to boost engagement can trap people in never-ending circles of grief. See also this heartbreaking account from a few years back.
The anatomy of a design trend – Discussing the theory of design trends, with key trends tracked over a number of years.
The current state of mobile UX – 18 common design pitfalls and strategic oversights applicable to most mobile e-commerce sites.
Butterick’s Practical Typography – Essential reading for every designer, now in its second edition.
Component Gallery – An up-to-date repository of interface components based on examples from the world of design systems.
Wormhole.app – End-to-end encrypted WeTransfer alternative. Send files up to 10gb for free.
UX drinking game – Every time someone says ‘delight the user’, take a drink.