Experience Design Weekly #15 – Systems Mapping & UX Conscience

UX System mapping and UX Conscience

“I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation.”
John Cleese


Tools for Systems Thinkers: Systems Mapping
Systems thinking requires a shift in our perception of the world around us. In order to build a new multidimensional thinking framework, we need to discover the dynamics and interconnectedness of the systems at play.

More Padding, Please!
If you overhear a design QA session between a product designer and an engineer, odds are you’ll hear the product designer say something like this: “Can you add 8 pixels of padding here and also there? Actually, let’s make it 16 pixels.”

But sometimes links look like buttons (and buttons look like links)
Sometimes we make links look like buttons. Sometimes we make buttons look like links. This is unfortunate. Maybe there is something we can do about this. Let’s talk through the four types of buttons/links.

2017: The Year UX Found Its Conscience
The last year has demonstrated a sea change in design, as designers have created products that serve our deepest needs, rather than exploit them.

Sketch Libraries and Abstract combined in a design workflow
Bringing together Sketch’s new beta libraries and Abstract’s source control.


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