Resources

A growing set of design-related resources

– sprinkled with personal perspective, anecdotes, and opinions.

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A Book Apart
https://abookapart.com BRIEF BOOKS FOR PEOPLE WHO DESIGN, WRITE, AND CODE

Accessibility
Accessibility for everyone

Animation
Animation at work
DesigningInterfaceAnimation
Invision animationhandbook

Atomic Design
Brad Frost Atomic Design

B

Black Lives Matter
List resources that showcase the importance of education and showcase black talent.
http://www.code2040.org
Blacks Who Design

Books
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Brand
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Budgeting
You need a budget

Business
Business Design Guide by d.MBA

C

Career
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Coaching
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Code
Code Academy https://www.codecademy.com

Coding
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Collaboration
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Colour
color accessibility workflows
making sense of color management

Community
Bringing people together. There are plenty of articles, training programs, and courses on the topic. If you had to start anywhere, I’d start with the Get Together book. It’ll get you more motivated and inspired than you already are.

Conferences
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Conflict
Before you can address the situation, you must understand that there is a situation. I regularly revisit and recommend this article from Fred Wilson, The Perception of Conflict is Conflict.

Content
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Creative
https://creativemornings.com

Creators
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Critique
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Culture
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D

Developers
These are your friends. You need each other. If you want to help them understand design a bit more. Steve Schoger has just the book Refactoring UI that will help them learn some tricks to make their development look a little better.

Digital
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Discovery
practical-design-discovery
just-enough-research

Diversity
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Documentaries
Abstract on Netflix
Design Disruptors & the loop

E

Empathy
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Engineering
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Ethics
Mike Monteiro Ruined by design
https://www.ethicsfordesigners.com

Experience
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Expertise
The Business of Expertise – David C. Baker

F

Freebies
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Fun
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G

Goodness
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Gratitude
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Growth
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H

Happiness
Solve For Happy – Mo Gawdat
The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

Health
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Human
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Humour
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I

Iconography
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Illustration
Blush illustration systems

Inclusion
http://www.techiesproject.com/

Innovation
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Inspiration
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Integrity
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Interaction
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J

Jobs
design-is-a-job

K

Kindness
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L

Leadership
Design Leadership
InVision_Design LeadershipHandbook

Learning
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Legal
The law for designers

Love
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M

Makers
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Management
https://abookapart.com/products/resilient-management
There’s no shortage of material on the topic of management. These are my favorites. I return to them regularly. The Know Your Team blog is full of practical and actionable advice. High Output Management by Andy Grove. The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhou (early Facebook designer and longtime design VP) put into words much of what I experienced as a designer who moved into management. It’s a good read for anyone new to management, not only designers. Managing Humans by Michael Lopp was the first book on management I read. I’ve re-read it twice more since and recommend it to all new managers. It’s full of anecdotes. You’ll surely laugh at least five times while reading it. Managing Oneself by “the founder of modern management” Peter F. Drucker is a classic. Resilient Management by Lara Hogan is your brief guide for grounded, humane approach to management today.

Marketing
marketing-for-designers

Meetings
Meetings get a bad rap. It’s not that meetings are bad. It’s that bad meetings are bad, and most meetings are bad meetings. So, how do you make for good meetings? One of my favorites on the topic is Meeting Design by Kevin M. Hoffman.

Mentorship

Mind
Headspace

Micro Copy
Short-form writing Microcopy The Complete Guide eBook

Money
pricing-design
Fuck You Pay Me

N

News
https://heydesigner.com

Notes
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O

Onboarding
The Elements of User Onboarding – The Official Primer from UserOnboard – Hi Res

Ops
Design Ops Org_ Design_for_Design_Orgs_-_Peter _Merholz
InVision_DesignOperations Handbook

P

Passion
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Patterns
form-design-patterns

Performance
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Podcasts
By Design

Portfolios
Burn your portfolio

Principles
InVision_Principles OfProductDesign

Process
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Professionalism
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Prototyping
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Q

Questions
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R

Remote
InVision_RemoteWorkforDesignTeams

Responsive Web Design
Ethan Marcotte responsive-web-design
https://responsivewebdesign.com
responsible-responsive-design

S

Scale
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Service
Good Services: How to design services that work – Lou Downe
This is Service Design Doing
This is Service Design Thinking

SEO
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Simplicity
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Skills
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Sprints
Sprint – Jake Knapp
InVision_Enterprise DesignSprints
Sprint Countdown Clock by Clearleft https://clock.clearleft.com

Storytelling
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Systems
They’ve become the topic du jour among many design professionals working at the intersection of design and technology. Adele by UXPin is an awesome open-source directory of Design Systems from organizations of various scales from around the world.
InVision_Design SystemsHandbook
Guideto_BenchmarkingDS _PDF_sm
GuidetoMVPDesignSystem
Design Systems: Practical guide to creating design languages for digital products – All Kholmatova
11-fantastic-benefits-of-design-systems

T

Talent
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Team
https://designerfund.com/levelup/

Tech
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Testing
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Thinking
InVision_DesignThinkingHandbook

Tools
Design tools

Transparency
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Type Foundaries
There are so many good foundries out there. Emigre was the foundry that first grabbed my attention as I came up in design. House excited me with their novelty and the print production of their promotions. As I developed my own design voice, Typotheque captured my heart and I used their faces for numerous client projects in the mid-2000s and as well as some staples from Hoefler (especially Mercury and Knockout). Commercial was a favorite, too. I used to be dismissive about the Google Fonts project, but it’s gotten quite good too. It might be the best font browsing and previewing experiences around. Grilli and Klim are recent favorites. Oh No has caught my eye, but I’ve yet to try any of the typefaces. Despite having built products that ship to customers in no less than six scripts (likely more), I lack the depth of understanding of non-Latin scripts that I wish I had. I guess that’s what friends are for.

Type
flexible-typesetting
webfont-handbook
on-web-typography

U

User-Centered Design
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User-Experience
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V

Value
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Values
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Video
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Vision
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W

Wisdom
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Women
http://www.girlsnightinclub.com
http://heroine.fm
https://www.kickstarter.com/

projects/gowithin/within-a-

magazine-about-leadership-for-women-in-de
https://medium.com/ueno/tech-needs-

more-women-4f9fc402f32a
https://womentalkdesign.com
https://www.blackgirlscode.com
https://hexagonux.com

Writing
Books on writing
writing-for-designers

X

Y

You
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Youth
http://kidmob.org

Z

Zen
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Zoom
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3D
.100 Design Lessons for 2021 https://trends.uxdesign.cc