Experience Design Weekly #9 – Systems, Algorithms & Productivity

UX Design Systems

“If we want users to like our software we should design it to behave like a likeable person: respectful, generous and helpful.”
Alan Cooper


Designing a Visual System at Scale
Designing a Visual System at ScaleAbout a year ago, I took on the challenge of leading the effort to design a cohesive visual system for all of Facebook’s business products — the tools businesses use to connect to billions of people around the world. While each of the tools performed their intended functions well, they weren’t delivering a satisfying overall experience or inspiring the confidence of the businesses who were entrusting their growth to us.

Design in the Era of the Algorithm
This talk is about what’s coming next for us as designers. What’s the work ahead for us, and what’s our role and responsibility in this future?

Dropdowns: Design Guidelines
Dropdowns clearly have their place in effective web design. However, their overuse and misuse creates many usability problems and confusion. Designers employ dropdowns for a variety of different purposes, including: Command menus, which initiate an action based on the selected option Microsoft Word used a dropdown menu to show publishing commands when users clicked the Publish icon.

How to build a Design System? – Prototyping: From UX to Front End
How to build a Design System? I like the analogy of Lego to talk about a design system.

Why Designers Are Reviving This 30-Year-Old Japanese Productivity Theory
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up—another declutter philosophy became one of Japan’s biggest exports. Called 5S after its alliterative core tenets—sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain—the methodology originated on the Toyota assembly line, then went on to become a foundational element of the lean manufacturing wave that swept the world in the 1980s.


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