We have seen quite a lot at the UX Collective this year. After curating 2,239 links and sharing them with 264,016 designers around the world, we have isolated a few key trends in what our industry is writing, talking, and thinking about.
About our yearly report:
Our annual trends report is a holistic analysis of UX Design as a discipline: the tools we use, the methods we apply every day, the technologies we design around, the career challenges we experience, and how our community is responsible for what’s happening in the world around us — the one that we, consciously or not, have helped design.
This is the fourth year in a row that we’re publishing our trends report (which has us wondering — at what point exactly does something become a tradition?). The response we received last year was so overwhelmingly positive it inspired us to go even further in our exploration. We embarked upon this year’s report knowing that we must be even more critical of our work, with a deeper awareness of our responsibility as designers and an understanding of our broader impact on society.
Hope you enjoy the ride,
This week’s stories
- The great balloon of User Experience: from UX to Product Design
- Why you should do UX workshops with customer support
- Making sense of rounded corners on buttons
- My struggle with colors
- Designing an end-of-year meeting for a Design Team
News & ideas
- Squarespace has a new brand, and it moves quite a lot
- Waymo One, the first self-driving car service, is officially out
- Here’s a quite brilliant all-type storytelling experience about NYC
- How Micaiah Carter’s iconic photography empowers a new generation
- A case study on the process of creating Slack’s illustration system
Tools & resources
- Christmas XP: an advent calendar with webGL experiments
- HTTBey: a collection of Beyonce GIFs related to specific HTTP status codes
- Flare: insanely fast vector animation for apps, games, and web
- Figma Overlays: taking prototyping to the next layer
- Everyday App: a habit tracker application that helps you form new habits
A year ago…
- The State of UX in 2018 ›
Our report from last year: designers learning about business, UX writing becoming a thing, a new generation of collaboration tools, and more.