In this post, I’m going to lay out a case for an intermediary format between design and engineering tools to enable more efficient, capable tooling for product teams generally and designers especially. This proposal is based on a series of conversations I’ve had with small…
Design schools alarmingly ignore teaching the Art of Articulation and students end up learning it themselves, mostly by trial-n-error. This is often, the hard way to do it, which could result in destroying self-esteem and confidence while struggling to articulate design…
[help] How do you draw your wireframes?
Hi designers! How do you draw your wireframes? What is your process? What tools do you use? I am super interested in finding out. Please take part in my survey and share your experience. The survey should not take more than 5 minutes and it is anonymous. …
Figma hack: name color tokens with symbols to show color contrast
I started working with Tailwind CSS's color system, but it was taking a lot of time to figure out which colors were accessible on light and dark mode backgrounds. So I came up with a little naming hack to see how accessible colors are on the fly. Here are the details:…
Anyone find a good calendar + note taking app ?
Hello All, I've been using 'Agenda' app for a bit now and it fits in my workflow like a champ. But I'm kinda looking for other similar apps because of the design language they used and the pricing. Please let me know if you come across any other similar good apps. …
Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, UXPin or InVision Studio: which one?
I compared the five of them and found Figma most versatile and complete. Sketch is great with plugins, Adobe XD is becoming useful too. What do you think? https://www.kooslooijesteijn.net/blog/Sketch-Figma-Adobe-XD-UXPin-InVision-Studio
Showing in progress work
Hello designers, For my work that's not done on Figma, I'm struggling to figure out the best way to share "in progress work / not yet ready for handoff". In a lot of projects we used Zeplin or invision (or combination of both) and it doesn't seem ideal. We also have abstract for…