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Posted by Jennifer McCormack on February 25, 2020

5 UX articles to make you think

Our last compilation focused on the role of animation and motion in UX and a checklist for planning a design system. This roundup discusses the cost of buttons, designing for dark mode and Gestalt principles in UI design.

  1. UX 101: Norman Doors

https://uxdesign.cc/ux-101-norman-doors-c85231fe7adb

Have you ever try to pull a door open when you should have pushed it? It was probably a "Norman Door"! This article explains how poor design causes people to struggle with doors every day.

  1. 2. And you thought buttons were easy?

https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc/and-you-thought-buttons-were-easy-26eb5b5c1871

This article makes the case for Design Systems in large organisations, by looking at how the cost of even a single button can spiral out of control if it's not designed within a central system for use across multiple products and teams.

  1. 3. The important lessons every designer should learn from the Iowa Caucuses

https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/iowa-caucus-design-dana-chisnell/

After historically reporting via paper score sheets, the Democratic Party tried a different approach this week with a new app to reduce the time it takes to announce the results. This app would have sped up the process if it hadn’t been full of issues, which offers us a great opportunity to reflect on how the everyday issues we face can create chaos on a national scale.

  1. Turn the lights off – designing for dark mode

https://uxdesign.cc/turn-the-lights-off-designing-the-dark-mode-of-wego-ios-app-6c4967e59dd6

Designing for dark mode isn’t just about flipping colours and inverting white to black..

  1. Gestalt principles in UI design

https://medium.muz.li/gestalt-principles-in-ui-design-6b75a41e9965

How to become a master manipulator of Visual Communication to become a wiser designer. Gestalt principles help us to achieve our UI design goals about communication, performance and convenience.

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About the Author

Jennifer McCormack
Jennifer McCormack

Jennie is a Marketing Executive at Arekibo. She has an interest in social media, analytics and learning about new technologies.