UX Bookmarks: November 22 - 29, 2016

Posted on December 05, 2016

By Thomas Yung

Design Thinking

Design Principles
A comprehensive listing of known design principles as compiled by designer Jeremy Keith.

Empathy May Be Overrated
A designer and a lifestyle medicine expert discuss the role of empathy in design and in our lives. Through reflection and discussion, they reveal the shortcomings of empathy—and the power of compassion.

Web Design

Learn by example: cssreference.io is a free visual guide to CSS. It features the most popular properties, and explains them with illustrated and animated examples.

Web Accessibility Checklist
A beginner's guide to web accessibility.

Features of Highly Effective Forms
"With a little care and tough love, you can improve the form completion rates on your site. (1) Start by humanizing the language in your forms. Approach the content as a conversation you would like to have with your audience, and use language they would use. (2) Eliminate the clutter and noise of multiple fields and focus your user’s attention on the information you need to gather. Make every field fight for its existence. This can be hard, as forms often represent an amalgamation of “asks” from across an organization. You’ll need to fight the good fight and argue for clarity, precision, and laser-like focus. Pare-down fields to the bare minimum and remove anything that isn’t required. (3) Make sure it’s clear to your users what they need to be doing, and why it benefits them to share their information with you."