Writing of the week
This Wednesday I launched the UX Database on Product Hunt, LinkedIn and Twitter and I wanted to share the progress with you, as it has had a spectacular reception 👏
Before the release of the product database, it was just a small newsletter of about 1500 subscribers, along with a few visits to the MVP website of between 10-30 sessions per day and 20-50 pageviews, but then the analytics have gone crazy after the release 😍
I would like to comment that this data is ultra skewed by Product Hunt traffic and the post I made on LinkedIn, so until a month passes and the referred data is stabilized and indexed and positioned in google correctly, I cannot talk about real data.
So, imagine my face when I saw that about 4000 users entered the same day the page with more than 10k pageviews without having 700 subscribers to the newsletter 🤩
It has been a great launch, although now I am waiting for the real metrics once the adoption of the product is settled, in a couple of months I will do a small update, besides creating a transparency page within the web, with the aim of being as less opaque as possible with you. Thank to all of you 💜
Articles & Idea
Today I am on a campaign to rethink the education of designers. The great spiritual and humanistic power of design has been lost in its current emphasis upon business and industry, on the making of products and services.Don Norman
Treat your goal to implement DesignOps like a design problem: Collect evidence that demonstrates where the true design-team challenges lie and align DesignOps efforts accordingly.Kate Kaplan
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Creating beautiful, but also practical UIs takes time, with a lengthy amount of design revisions along the way. I know. I’ve been there before. But what I've discovered over the years is that by making just a few simple, and quick adjustments to your designs you can improve the end-result massively.Marc Andrew
Prescriptive feedback limits creative collaboration. I’ve seen it time and time again, but I’ve struggled to articulate the exact reasons and their remedies. Recently, though, I got some insight from an unusual source: a game of chess.Matthew Ström
Should you use a checkbox? Or should you use two radio buttons? Which one should you use when you can use both?Sara Soueidan
Styling links as tabs is deceptive – when a link is clicked, the content is shown after a page refresh with the focus moving back to the top of the viewport. But tabs don’t work like this – when a tab is clicked, the content is shown instantly without a page refresh and with the focus remaining on the tab.Adam Silver
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