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Programming Design Systems

Painting with Code

Today, we’re excited to share a tool we built to help bridge the gap between designers and engineers working on design systems at scale. …



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Asia Travel

IxD Checklist

Form a better understanding of interaction through using the IxD Checklist by Amit Jakhu and Aaron Legaspi from Myplanet.

The Future Of Mobile Web Design: Video Game Design And Storytelling

As technologies change and design techniques evolve, it’s inevitable that we’d experience massive growth in terms of design quality. There are …

UI Design

Advanced interactive design and prototyping — Atomic.io

Atomic picks up where simple tools leave off. Advanced interactive features, built for scale, easy to learn, accessible and free.



Metabase is the easy, open source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.<p>Ask your own questions<p>Explore on your …

Product Analytics for Mobile, Web, and Beyond

WHAT IS PRODUCT ANALYTICS?<p>Product analytics answers your questions about how users engage with what you build. Scalable. Instant. Simple to implement.<p>…



Limitless creativity for your slides<p>It's free!<p>Latest from the blog<p>Presentations are boring? Not anymore.<p>We believe that static presentations are a …

Web Design

How to tackle design debt

Most projects have design debt. Like technical debt, design debt is the natural decay that accrues as a project matures—new features are added, old …

UX Design

4 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Many people find that, when they face stress in their lives, they tend to dwell on it in their moments of downtime. If you're like most people, this …

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …


Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.

Many designers can boast of having creative intuition and a sharp eye: they add as much passion and feeling into the layout of the future website or …

UI Design

5 examples of web animation done right

And the biggest lesson we can learn from each one.The post 5 examples of web animation done right appeared first on InVision Blog.

UI Design

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More


Design Systems Handbook

In the 1960s, computer technology began outpacing the speed of software programming. Computers became faster and cheaper, but software development …

Vegan Recipes by Angela Liddon

It’s spring, it’s spring!! I was outside the other day when it hit me that I can now officially say that winter is behind us (according to the …

Healthy Eating

Storybook Examples

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable | Inc.com

There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people could be doing more or better work.<p>Rather than first finding fault with the …


The 10 Most Popular Open Source Front-End Web UI Kits

You can save loads of development time by working with frontend UI kits. The most popular is Bootstrap although far too many homogeneous sites rely …

Web Design

A comprehensive guide to design systems

Companies like Airbnb, Uber, and IBM have changed the ways they design digital products by incorporating their own unique <b>design systems</b>. By utilizing …

UX Design

Launchpad for Sketch

Free design resources and plugins - Icons, UI Kits, Wireframes, iOS, Android Templates for Sketch

Sketch App Sources is the largest collection of free and premium design resources. We curate hundreds of icons and UI kits for web and mobile to help …

Primary & Secondary Action Buttons

A typical site or app form (or dialog box) usually has several options. In most cases users see two options — one stands for a primary to the user’s …

Craft - The Art of Visual Storytelling

Behind the scenes<p>We gather high-quality material from films, graphic novels and other visual media and let you explore how other professionals …

IBM’s Quest To Design The “New Helvetica”

The company’s first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use.<p>IBM is no stranger to icons. Over the years, it’s created quite a few: the mainframe computer, the ThinkPad laptop, the Selectric typewriter, the Eye-Bee-M logo. The company hopes its new bespoke typeface IBM Plex, which …


Really Good UX

UX planning tool

Quick and easy web site planning from the earliest stage of development<p>We simplify your work at all stages. Your customers will enjoy participating …

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

<i>My new</i> <i>book on visual thinking</i> <i>is out!</i> http://amzn.to/2yb69CZ<i><br>For reprint rights, or to hire me speak,</i> <i>contact me</i><i>.</i><p>When I first heard about Design …

Design Thinking

Visual Inspector is a designer-friendly complement to Chrome's DevTools

Chrome’s DevTools is an essential component in any web developer or designer’s toolkit. It lets you modify, debug, and experiment with almost any element of a website’s front end. However, you could make the argument that it’s a little bloated, and some users would be best served by something more …