I am transitioning to a new role soon and will be leading up a design system team within a gigantic organization so have been spending a lot of time getting my head around various related topics. Design system governance and contribution models have been of particular interest, and of course Nathan Curtis’ writings have been particularly valuable.
Dating back 50 years at this point, LEGO has designed tiny little user interfaces meant to be recognized by human-sized humans and “usable” by minifig-sized humans as well. An Austrian interaction technologist and design engineer does a fantastic deep dive into the design of LEGO interface panels as well as their real world counterparts.
Open Peeps is a collection of hand drawn vector illustrations you can mix and match and use in any project free of charge. Super flexible and inclusive. Looking forward to using in personas or storyboards in near future.
Some great thoughts and looks into the design process self-serve pizza ordering kiosk app.
Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes from Nielsen Norman Group. Application usability is enhanced when the UI guides and supports users through the workflow.
Designing a Dark Theme for OLED iPhones. Why using black backgrounds for your true-dark theme is a bad idea
Adapting the Booking.com mobile site for the iPhone X notch. Good details about the thought process and the CSS about dealing with the iPhone X notch particularly in landscape orientation.