Design stories

Wellbeing-centred design

There seems to be a growing (and healthy) trend to actively question the models and methods we use as Designers. There’s also been some scepticism about the role Designers (with a capital ‘D’) play in the micro-decisions that make up our experience of the modern world.

A complete guide to iconography

Icons are a crucial part of any design system or product experience. Icons help us quickly navigate. They are language-independent. And best of all: they’re real tiny, so they don’t take up very much real estate. Icons are a fundamental part of a good design syste

There’s no fame in the design game

We spend a lot of time in design school studying the history of our profession and digging into the portfolios of successful designers from the past. The people that defined and shaped the early design landscape.

Why I gave up Pinterest & built my design library on Eagle

Many of my inspirations are stored in separate folders on Dribbble, Behance, and Pinterest, which don’t communicate with each other. Due to this, I am forced to manually download images from each of these sources into Miro.

It’s visual delight that you’re looking for, not gamification

Visual delight is in itself a crucial part of gamification — without it, gamification can feel watered down. Just some food for thought.

15 Best New Fonts for November 2022

This month, a distinctly medieval aesthetic permeates some of the designs. You’ll find plenty of rebellion in fonts that break the rules for fun. And as always, we’ve included some excellent practical options. Enjoy!

Do your icons mean what you think they mean?

We take for granted that most users are familiar with common icons, such as a cog meaning settings, or a bell meaning notifications. However, the chances are that we’re going to need to make some custom icons that are specific to our industry or product, and we can’t expect a user to immediately recognise what they mean.

8 Tips to Become a Better Product Designer

Being a product designer is kind of like being a jack of all trades — you are expected to do a variety of things and sometimes it’s even hard to jot down what skills you should be focusing on. If you’re thinking about that and how you can improve yourself you’re already making progress. No one is perfect, we should all strive to learn and improve our skills.

Why designers keep trying to kill the logo

“Logomania is over,” declared Teo Van den Broeke, British GQ’s style and grooming director, in the Financial Times earlier last month. He was referring to the unfortunate fashion world trend of plastering every square inch of articles of clothing with designer logos, and sugges

Where to put the primary button?

Where do you place the primary button in a button group? left? right? When does it go fluid? When does it stack on top? There is no right or wrong answer to this. It is more about making a call and sticking to it. Having worked in multiple large-scale design systems, this is my take.

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