User Intent Affects Filter Design, UI/UX Learning Resources, Random Color Cycler, 2 Design Tips, How To Never Be Bored Again

Edition 016 Of Design Insight

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I’ve been continuing work on my eBook this week which has been quite a learning experience. I hope your week has been productive.

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🗃 3 Design Resources

📃 Article - User Intent Affects Filter Design

Author: Katie Sherwin


Here's what I learned from reading this article:

  1. By being able to determine the user's intent when looking for something, you can create a smooth and efficient experience for the user that allows them to find what they're looking for.

  2. Interactive filtering occurs when you select one filter and the list of results immediately updates. This is good for users who are in an exploratory mindset and want to learn about the search space/data available to them.

  3. Batch filtering occurs when you select a number of filters before the list of results updates. This is of benefit to users that have a clearly defined set of criteria. This is also good for slow sites where data retrieval may take some time.

Link To Article: User Intent Affects Filter Design

🔨 UI/UX Learning Resources

  • This Github repo is a curated list of resources for people learning about UI and UX.

  • There's a lot of detail in this repo including people to follow, books to read, and videos to watch.

  • This is a very helpful resource to bookmark and pick through as you learn.

  • UI/UX Learning resources

🔨 Random Color Cycler

  • This is a beautifully designed color palette generator.

  • Simply press the space bar on your keyboard to see the next color palette.

  • There are also a number of options you can modify to refine your color palette.

  • Random Color Cycler

🎨 2 Design Tips

Create graphics that match your color scheme

This will create a cohesive-looking design.

Everything should look like it belongs on the page.

Have a clearly labeled call to action button

Avoid simply labeling your CTA button "Sign Up".

This doesn't give the user much context.

Instead, tell the user exactly what clicking the button will do.

📃 1 Article I Wrote

How To Never Be Bored Again

Feeling “bored” can result in a complete lack of motivation. You don’t have the drive to pick something from your list of chores. You can’t bring yourself to do anything except watch YouTube mindlessly.

At the same time, there is a small sense of guilt. A sense that you should be doing something more valuable with your time.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. It’s something I used to struggle with.

However, I’ve found a way to overcome boredom and to find value in the things I create and do each day.

How To Never Be Bored Again

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