Roe v Wade abortion commentary and cursing
Fuck. We knew it was coming but it is so damned infuriating and depressing nonetheless to see the court throw out Roe v. Wade and eliminate the right to bodily autonomy and privacy for the majority of this country. Going to keep fighting with donations to organizations that are helping people get the care that they need. Here’s a recent one that a friend shared with me:
We don't lean on color ever being the only defining factor in anything to imply intent or differences, but it's still a helpful tool along with others. So I'm looking at how to adjust our system to accommodate system accents while still keeping those purposeful differences.
May be something I try to write up an article around myself as I go along.
Anyone have any experience, or read any articles around best practices with integrating OS accent colors into a design system for customizability? I'm looking at how it affects other colors in your system, adjusting color contrast, matching hues, etc.
Some examples of this: an OS red accent clashing with the red you use for destructive actions. Or another OS accent color making elements you have colored a certain way stand out for a purpose, no longer stand out.
It's time to make your brain 🤯
Stare at the green dot in the center and one or more of the yellow outer dots will disappear. Except the yellow dots didn't go away. It's your 🧠 playing tricks on you.
More details here: https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2014/09/02/why-do-the-dots-disappear/
Design Lint is a fantastic Figma plugin for checking that your designs are all using the appropriate styles from your design system for color, typography, fills, borders, and even border radii. Thankful to @firstname.lastname@example.org for all the work on it and excited to see how the upcoming v2 turns out!
Enjoyed this article from zeroheight around the makeup of a good design systems team. It's so important to get folks with the right skills, but also the right thinking into a team dedicated to systems.
This bit is one that a lot of people (including myself) struggle with.
"When it goes sideways, try using a refocusing statement — a statement which addresses the misinterpretation, reestablishes focus on your goal, and asks open-ended questions to ensure clarity"
Understanding the psychology behind why people react to feedback in certain ways is important and can make you better frame things for people to take in.
Some really good thoughts around how to ask for, and give feedback in this article from @smashingmag. Giving some time for quiet ideation after a presentation can be super helpful before talking. Especially when combined with something like FigJam notes.
Such a great tip from Austin Mann’s iPhone 13 camera review. No one wants to be interrupted while taking a photo. https://austinmann.com/trek/iphone-13-pro-camera-review-tanzania
Designer at 1Password for the last 15 years+, currently working on design systems and the apps. Always here for pupper photos, gadget nerdery, and dad jokes.
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