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💥Design Brief #112: Dark Patterns, Designing with Real Data, Avoiding Obsession with Design Methods, Change Aversion, and UX Research

Welcome to the 112th edition of Design Brief – our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.

Dark Patterns And Other Design No-Nos For Mobile

The mobile web is a booming place right now, which means web designers are spending lots of time trying to figure out how to win over this particular class of users. One way not to do that? Dark patterns. While your company may get some superficial and short-term gains in the process, nothing good will come from it in the long run. Read more


Designing with Real Data

Framer X looks and feels like any other design tool, but under the hood, everything is built on React. This means anyone with a little React knowledge can create new components that do just about anything you can imagine. Zach Johnston, designer at Dropbox, shares a few components his team created in their first week of experimentation. Read more


On Our Obsession with Design Methods – And How to Avoid It

A design method is a set of steps you can refer to every time you are trying to solve a similar design problem. While they can be a great starting point in certain contexts, always having a step-by-step tutorial next to you when designing can become addictive. Here’s why and how you can avoid becoming obsessed with design methods. Read more


Change Aversion And the Conflicted User

Users hate change. It doesn’t mean that you should stop improving your product to provide a quality experience for your users, though. In this article you will learn how you can manage change to mitigate change aversion and guarantee a smooth path for users towards constant progress. Read more


UX Research Is Essential to Product Success

User research provides an essential foundation for design strategy. It helps you to create an optimal product for users. Most importantly, you’ll have the data to back your strategy and design decisions. Here is a complete guide by Apurvo Ghosh, a UX Specialist at HCL Technologies, about UX research, its benefits, the different types of research, and best practices. Read more

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