Tag: DESIGN SYSTEMS

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Sep 2018 ]

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Using traditional materials and techniques to achieve a digital effect, Japanese artist Toshiya Masuda makes this cool ceramic pixel art. (source)

TOOLS

Bringing Design System Components from Production into Framer X

More and more companies are starting to experiment on how to use their React components directly in their design tools. This is one of the last examples, which pushes the boundaries of "what can be done" even more. Expect a lot of innovation in this space in the next months!

DESIGN SYSTEMS

The system always kicks back

This is one of the most interesting, insightful, non-trivial articles about Design Systems that I've read in the last months. (You can also view the video of the corresponding talk here)

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 May 2018 ]

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Ask me anything – via @thekitze (source)

DESIGN SYSTEMS

Storybook vs Styleguidist

This article looks at the unique strengths and design intent of Storybook and Styleguidist, two of the most used tools to build style guides for design systems.

TYPOGRAPHY

How we introduced Airbnb Cereal to our UI

Airbnb launched a new typeface called Airbnb Cereal across their product and brand. Here the case study with details of the technical process behind it. 🙌

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Jan 2018 ]

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Launch of the Japanese Epsilon-3 rocket seen from Okinawa Island (sourcevideo)

GAMING

A JavaScript NES emulator

JSNES is a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator library that works in both the browser and Node.js. You can now play retro games online, from Mario to Zelda, from Donkey Kong to Final Fantasy!

DESIGN SYSTEMS

How to Build a Design System with a Small Team

A very good collection of articles, resources and suggestions on how a single designer or a small team can build a design system, and benefit from it.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Dec 2017 ]

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Disneyland, 1961. (source)

DATA

CubeDB: open source minimalist counter store with multidimensional keys

"Several years ago, Badoo needed to analyse the actions of users in a mobile app.
Each time someone pressed a button, loaded a screen, opened an app or wrote a message…"

DESIGN SYSTEMS

Design systems and tools at Facebook

Cristobal Castilla & Zack Schiller from Facebook show you how their teams collaborate at SketchHackBLN 2017.
The interfaces team uses the internally developed tools to work with the big challenges they face.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Oct 2017 ]

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A comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of adorable, life-size Japanese characters getting stuck in places. (source)

DESIGN

More Padding, Please!

The power of padding in product design. Because white space is not empty space, and is not wasted space!

DESIGN SYSTEMS

Thinking in Symbols for Universal Design

A superb talk by Benjamin Wilkins, Design Technologist at AirBnB, about the idea of "symbols" in design and how they are using them to automate their work.

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Sep 2016 ]

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The night is bright, for the Badoo Mobile Web team. (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

The History and Usage of Common Symbols

What is the "& symbol? And where it comes from? And the "@"? And what about the "#" one? Here some answers.

DESIGN SYSTEMS

Recent Trends in Naming Things in Design Libraries

Nathan Curtis' talk was one of the most interesting talks yesterday at Smashing Conf Freiburg (slides here). He shared a link to this very spot-on article, about naming strategies in pattern libraries (in short: "Everything is a component").