Design & UX
It happens. This list will make you better. Or at least more aware. Or maybe you just give it a couple claps because you recognize someone spent time curating this list and move on with your life.
With all their drawbacks, passwords have remained popular mostly because people are used to them. User experience, it turns out, is a major driver of security for users. To replace passwords, you need not just tight security (any new solution should outdo passwords as a protection system), but a positive user experience as well.
I have always been fascinated by the way the human mind works. I am also convinced that being familiar with cognitive sciences is one of the key skills of any designer. To better myself professionally and perhaps to help other people learn something new, I decided to write about the cognitive topics I am interested in.
Our eyes are weird organs that often are telling lies to us. But if you know the peculiarities of human visual perception, you can build more approachable and clean designs. Not only do type designers utilize optical tricks for creating readable and well-balanced fonts, but it’s also helpful for interface designers, who build user-machine communication.
Beyond designing things, a big part of a designer’s job is discussing design with the client. The client often constitute of a group of senior executives with very limited time and design expertise. People who don’t necessarily have design as a priority, but have the power to make decisions.
There are tons of different plugins, apps, and services that can help you maintain your golden source of truth, but it’s a dangerous game when your product depends on someone else’s. Every time Sketch updates, these solutions break, and everyone grumbles on Twitter for 24 hours until a patch is pushed into production.