Hi Joanna, thanks for that insightful article, I really enjoyed reading it!
If got a question about something else though. I saw you used a lot of photos from unsplash, which is awesome, I do too. Also cool that you credit the photos. I just don’t really understand why you’re crediting unsplash, instead of the photographer…
Thanks for the update! Good to hear it’s going so well. I was actually thinking about reading QualityLand sometime this year, how was it?
I finished A Brief History of Time in January a Week early and so am already well under way with Sprint. If I can fit another one in I’ll go for Superintelligence (Nick Bostrom).
I totally agree that users don’t deliberately discern between websites and system UI, or at least that the two are moving closer so that it will not make a difference. And you’re right that properly designed buttons with hover states (many OS Buttons don’t have hover states btw, on MacOS at least) have enough affordance on their own.
it’s really been a while since the post, but I couldn’t help but keep thinking about the issue. I think there is a point to make about the separation of content and controls in systems, as well as the separation between desktop UI and the web in general. I noted my thoughts in an article:
Just have to say thanks for writing this, Daniel! As you said, it should be obvious to anyone considering themselves Product/UX/UI/Whatever Designers, but most just get defensive of their craft. I honestly cannot tweet and share this enough!
Retrospectively, in my first job I missed a lot of opportunities to better the…
Hi Jennifer, thanks for taking the time to write these! Lots of helpful advice in there. I especially like nr. 12, encouraging people whenever possible, since I notice how it inspires me when I read posts like these. That’s something I want to do more when writing!