What we've been reading

There’s no such thing as “minor design changes”

“We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because we may want to use SMS at some stage. That’s a small change, right?”
https://uxdesign.cc/theres-no-such-thing-as-minor-design-changes-18ee2bebeab4

Art vs. Design - A Timeless Debate

Pot-stirring intensifies.
https://blog.prototypr.io/aesthetics-vs-function-art-vs-design-8650d5f6632c

Micro-interactions: why, when and how to use them to improve the user experience

Micro-interactions are events which have one main task - a single purpose - and they’re found all over your device and within apps. Their purpose is to delight the user; to create a moment that is engaging, welcoming and, dare we say it - human.
https://uxdesign.cc/micro-interactions-why-when-and-how-to-use-them-to-boost-the-ux-17094b3baaa0

Motion Design Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Jonas Naimark from Google’s Material Design Team breaks down how UI motion design can and should be simple.
https://medium.com/google-design/motion-design-doesnt-have-to-be-hard-33089196e6c2

Select to Proceed - a guide to designing and using selection controls

Whether it’s to personalise content, rate an experience or meet legal requirements, forms play a starring role in our products. Choosing the right selection control for a particular question can be more tricky than you think.
https://medium.com/tap-to-dismiss/select-to-proceed-996d19c8a7a4

The Curse of Knowledge Bias - and how it impacts your work

Did you ever present work, where you did tons of research and sketched a perfect plan of execution, only for your management team to refuse it because they didn’t get it?
https://uxplanet.org/the-curse-of-knowledge-d0d5ce26bd20

Tools that have interested us

Abstract

Version control for Sketch design teams is here, and we love it.
https://www.goabstract.com/how-it-works/

Rebrands in the spotlight

Slack

A thorough review of the new Slack logo, and the reasons for change. Detailing what’s liked (most of it) and disliked of the refreshed concepts and updated aesthetics.
https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_slack_by_pentagram_and_in_house.php

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