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From technical to practical to philosophical, this month’s links should have something for everyone. Enjoy!
To avoid losing users’ work, systems need to determine the user’s intent — cancel or close — and provide clear options.
- Aurora Harley, Senior User Experience Specialist
Sometimes they mean the same thing, but when they don’t it really matters. Read Cancel vs Close: Design to Distinguish the Difference to make sure you get it right.
Thinking about what the buttons do makes it easier to decide where to put them.
- Adam Silver, Author and Interaction Designer
Where to Put Buttons on Forms is an easy guide that covers just about every use case. Save this link, you’ll refer to it often.
The Web Share API offers a simple way to bring up a share sheet — the native bit of UI that’s used for sharing.
- Ollie Williams, Frontend Developer
UX Considerations for Web Sharing contains technical details on the Web Share API, but don’t overlook the point about unneeded and unused sharing icons that litter most websites.
Digital transformation is a means to add to the history, not scrape off the layer for a fresh coat of paint each year.
- Prachi Nain, COO
Take a step back from your roadmap and look at your product’s relationship with your customers. Building Products That Grow on People will have you re-thinking and maybe even updating your OKRs.
Design-led is focused on the team and discipline that’s leading or facilitating the effort while experience-led is focused on the outcome desired for customers.
- Jehad Affoneh, Head of Design
A simple idea that is often absent in silo’ed organizations: Design is not an end in itself, it’s there for the customer. Design-Led vs Experience-Led and Why It Matters reconsiders the role of Design in an organization.
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