UX/UI Links of September 2018

A range of lessons from the design community this month, from design techniques to process improvement. Be sure to check out the two brand new learning resources on wireframing and UI design.

Web Design: How to Use Icons on Landing Pages

Structured information is easier to read and memorize, that is why lists are a part of HTML.
- Tilda.cc, publishing team

Lots of good, easy wins here for making lists, pricing tables, and other landing page elements look better.

Treehouse Introduction to Wireframing

Throughout a website or mobile app project, you will have a lot of ideas and the best way to sort through those ideas is to brainstorm. Wireframes are a visual artifact of brainstorming, and the goal is to make them with minimal effort, as to encourage ideation.
- Hope Armstrong, Senior Designer

One of the oldest and most reputable online learning platforms just released their first course exclusively focused on wireframing! Definitely worth checking out.

UX and Agile don’t work together — right?

UX is not meant to work against anyone. It’s a cross functional team that can make the business succeed by maintaining the focus on the user.
- Cătălina Manea

UX doesn't have to slow down an agile development process, but getting it right does require that both teams be open to change.

Refactoring UI: The Book

Refactoring UI takes everything we know about design and bundles it into one comprehensive package, including a book, screencasts, a component gallery, custom designed assets, and more.
- Adam Wathan, Full-Stack Maker

Their first book isn't out yet, but you can sign up to be notified and get a discount when it comes out. We have no affiliation with them, we're just fans. These Canucks really know their stuff.

Principles for product designers: 10 Tips for Getting Unstuck

The core principle is to keep the concept moving forward, whatever it takes.
- Adam Donkin, UX Director

A quick read that you should reach for whenever you're stuck. Print it out and stick it to your wall, even if you don't call yourself a designer.


Hope you found them useful. For previous installment, check out the archives.

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome!

- Leon for The Balsamiq Team


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