Haxo!

Mapping Experiences

That’s my monthly ux read. This book shows how to use alignment diagrams to turn valuable customer observations into actionable insight.

A World Connected By Hyperloop

Ignoring the fact that the map has visibly underserved Africa, the illustration gives us a little of what Elon Musk’s interconnected planet could look like after the deployment of his project Hyperloop.

Country-to-country net migration (2010-2015)

An impressive data visualization project shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015.

Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people. Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015. Click a circle (or tap the circle twice on mobile) to view only the migration flows in and out of that country.

More information on how all this was calculated.

Atomic Design

We’re tasked with making interfaces for more users in more contexts using more browsers on more devices with more screen sizes and more capabilities than ever before. That’s a daunting task indeed. Thankfully, design systems are here to help.

Atomic Design details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before.

Atomic Design by Brad Frost

…just arrived!

Ben Shneiderman’s ‘Eight Golden Rules’

These principles, derived from experience and refined over three decades, require validation and tuning for specific design domains. No list such as this can be complete, but even the original list from 1985, has been well received as a useful guide to students and designers.

SnazzyMaps

The Google Maps API allows to apply custom styles to maps, and Snazzy Maps is a community built around creating great looking styles for Google Maps.

A nice place for developer and designers to pick a style that matches the theme of their website.

If you are somewhat familiar with the Google Maps API, the implementation is pretty straightforward.

https://snazzymaps.com/

Understanding Context

An essential book every Information Architect out there should read.

By starting with the foundation of how people perceive the world around them, this book written by Andrew Hinton of The Understanding Group, shows how users touch, navigate, and comprehend environments made of language and pixels, and how we can make those places better.

http://shop.oreilly.com/

Canaro Font

Conceived as an exploration of geometrical typedesigns of the early 20th century, Canaro developed into a font of that period with a modern streak. The lack of spurs provide a unique but unobtrusive appearance and support the contemporary character.