Writing of the week
Hi, I'm going to take it easy this week to get back to the newsletter articles, but in the meantime, I'm getting organised for this year.
This year I'm going to dedicate it fully to the refinement of the website, as well as organising all the files, refactors that are necessary, usability improvements or small functionalities. To be transparent, I'll tell you some of them!
The first tasks I want to tackle are SEO improvements to get more organic traffic, cleaning Figma files, implement a hover menu with the child pages for a more fluid navigation, show the Product Database products in the course pages and vice versa (maybe this is the most complex in terms of architecture), improve the 404 page, show the approximate study time for each resource, add an "About me" page to boost my ego and implement in the course pages a "Prev/Next" button panel.
Once I have these improvements, I want to start with *surprise project*, a database of design books, consider creating a community, adapt the course to email, create a design glossary, implement filters in the product part or a search engine in the course.
There are many things, but I think that in a year or so I will have it all finished! Once I have all this I will show you the next part of the project!
Thank you very much for reading me again.
Articles & Ideas
How Material used color science to make design easier and more expressive than ever before. James O'Leary
If you asked a young designer 20 years ago who their design heroes are, you'd hear some familiar names. Tobias van Schneider
Secondary research is an essential foundation for UX work, necessary to explore the problem space and scope of prior projects and to identify important questions and best practices in the field of study. It also helps to focus the scope of your own project and often saves money. Mayya Azarova
An examination of translating text to make it as accessible as possible. Looking at how to make writing easier to read. Rebecca Monteleone and Jamie Brew
The Betty Crocker phenomenon, and the difference between user feedback and user insights. Jessica Tenuta
Gmail has more than 1.8 billion active users, with 44% of Americans opting to use it as their email solution—in other words; it's huge. And whilst Gmail is generally a great experience, the vast majority of your on-screen exposure will be after the initial set-up. Peter Ramsey
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