Welcome to the 87th edition of Design Brief – our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.
By the numbers, texting is the most compelling computer-human interaction going. When we text, we become immersed and completely forget that our exchanges are computer-mediated. We can learn a lot about digital design from the inescapable appeal of these bite-sized interactions, especially about the use of language. Here are the top takeaways Read more
Dear Ueno is an advice column where people can send questions and the Ueno team try and answer them to the best of their ability. This time, one of the readers asked Ueno about some of the team’s favourite Sketch tips and tricks. Steph Jeong, Designer at Ueno SF, gave a thorough answer on Sketch shortcuts and tricks that can help you through different phases of the design process. Read more
Remote work is having its moment thanks to cheap airfare deals, plentiful WiFi and data options, and a grossly overpriced housing market. The authors spoke with three travelling designers to learn how they mastered the globe-trotting hustle. Learn about budgeting for the unpredictable, finding new clients while on the road, and maintaining clients’ trust despite major time zone differences. Read more
The world's design community is booming. New services branch off the product design, so it’s easy to get lost in the plethora of different definitions, methods, and frameworks. In this piece, the author discusses UX and why the popular opinions about user experience are wrong. Read more
Since last spring, in-house and consultant designers and developers at Veikkaus, the Finnish national betting agency have been constructing a design system called Tandem. Today, they want to share the story of their journey from design inventory to new ways of working. Read more
Here are some insights from guys at STRV, who want to share a few words about how they successfully built, managed, and grew STRV within an international company boasting over 150 employees. They’ve been managing the design team for 18 months, so prepare for a long read. Read more