Edition 022 of Design Insight

Be Consistent - That Is Your One Thing

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The eBook launch from last week continues to be going very well 😊

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🗃 3 Design Resources

📼 Video - Building An Idea Factory

Author: David Perell + Ali Abdaal

Source: YouTube

Here's what I learned from watching this video:

  1. Consider everything you experience in your day as an opportunity to find a new and interesting thought or idea.

  2. You don't need original ideas to be "successful". Consider taking an idea from someone else that seems interesting to you and put your own spin on it by using a personal anecdote or something similar.

  3. Consider and consume content that is timeless. Older content can still have valuable insights which may be more unique than those offered in current "right now" media.

🔨 UX Challenges

  • Source: @uxtoolsco

  • UX Challenges from UX Tools is an excellent resource to build your skills as a UI/UX designer.

  • It offers real-world exercises to help you practice creating real design deliverables.

  • Practice one challenge a week and you'll be a more experienced designer in no time.

  • https://uxtools.co/challenges/

🔨 AppMockUp

  • Source: @appmockup

  • AppMockUp is a free tool that allows you to create professional-quality device mockups.

  • This can be useful if you offer an app or website that you want to showcase in action.

  • https://app-mockup.com/


🎨 2 Design Tips

Be Careful with Placeholder Text And Its Contrast

Be careful with placeholder text and its contrast.

It shouldn't look like filled-in content.

BUT

It should still pass WGAC color guidelines so it can easily be read.

Buttons Should Be Big Enough To Tap On

Buttons should be big enough to tap and click on.

The best size for buttons is between 7 - 10 mm.

That's roughly 26px - 38px.


📃 1 New Article I Wrote

Be Consistent - That Is Your One Thing

It’s easy to be bombarded by things you should work on or should do. Things from work, things in your life, things you read on social media.

This can cause overwhelm and it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees.

How can you overcome this to get your most important work done each day? How can you prioritize the things that will give you the most value in the long term?

Read this week's article to find out my approach:

Be Consistent - That Is Your One Thing


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You’ve reached the end of this week’s edition of the Design Insight newsletter. Thank you for reading, I truly hope you found value in the insights I shared today.

Til next week 👋

Michelle