Welcome to the 63rd edition of Design Brief, our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.
We’re surrounded by products that incorporate databases of all sorts. Data improves user experience by making it smarter and in line with the user’s personal needs. If you’re about to build a data product, take a look at these nine principles for designing engaging data products that your users will love. Read more
Sketch is a good choice for creating a robust design system. It comes with a tonne of customisation options so that you can adapt it to fit your brand’s guidelines. In this comprehensive tutorial, you will find best practices, Sketch tricks, and features to leverage when building a design system. Read more
Content is the core element of a well-designed user experience, so it should be treated as equally important as the other parts of UX designing process. A good practice is to incorporate content throughout all the stages. How to do it right? Read more
What is UX writing? How does it work? How does it differ from other kinds of writing? And how can you get into it? Lisa Sanchez, a Co-host of Should We podcast answered all these questions. UX writing is her craft, and she shares her expertise in the field. Read more
Atlassian has been going through many changes recently. They noticed that their identity system wasn’t evolving with the business. That’s why they started a project of redesigning it – with 14+ brands the challenge wasn’t easy. See the results and learn how the process went. Read more
An insightful story by Emmet Connolly, Director of Product Design at Intercom, on how the little-known skill of “active reading” can teach you how great products get built and, ultimately, how to be a better designer. Read more