Welcome to the 59th edition of Design Brief, our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.
Activity Feeds are a diverse and flexible UI Pattern. They are great for presenting dynamic content, product discovery, or for personalising user experience. They provide an easy way to share, connect, and engage. That’s why so many apps leverage this pattern. With the guide by Joshua Tilton, you will design your Activity Feed with ease. Read more
Everything has already been done in design. Logos of brands such as Airbnb, Medium, Kaufland, Sennheiser, or Uber seem to be close copies of some logos that had been designed 20 or 30 years earlier. Can we consider it intellectual property theft? Is it even a bad practice? Read more
Building a great mobile experience can be a time-consuming endeavour. However, with great attention to details and a lot of perseverance you can succeed. The case study focuses on the travel market, but it can be a good showcase on how to create delightful and mobile-optimised UX for designers working in all industries. Read more
Having 12 products, 2,200 employees, and 90,000 customers, the software B2B company, Atlassian hasn’t failed to build a thriving design culture and practice. Three employees: Karen Cross, Amanda Sampson, and Liam Greig share the secrets of their success in finding, hiring, and nurturing the right designers from all around the world. Read more
Call-to-Action buttons, asking users to perform a certain action, are everywhere on the Internet. An average user probably encounters hundreds of them on a daily basis, but only rarely clicks one. How to design a CTA that will appeal to users and convince them to take action? See the best practices with 60+ examples to follow. Read more
Streamline your design process with the right tools. The author divided design tools into groups related to different phases of a designer process cycle – from research, research synthesis, interaction design, and prototyping to validation. Design and collaboration will now become much easier. Read more
“Ignore what everyone else is doing. Ignore what the engineers say is possible or easy to build. Start with a blank slate and then think through the ideal experience.” We easily get caught up in a certain mindset that prevents us from achieving our goals. The author proposes a solution. Read more