Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Daniel Eckler
Dec 12, 2016 · 10 min read
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Approaches to the Creative Process

The pathway to creative success is neither static nor singular, as the following articles reveal.

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Behind the Scenes of the Creative Process

These in-depth articles explore some of the tech industry’s most successful products. Here we learn from the processes of Spotify, Facebook and Instagram.

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UX

User experience is a broad topic and the focal point of any great product. Thankfully, these UX pieces cover a vast amount of ground, from basic tips to cutting-edge recommendations.

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UI

UI is a robust, fascinating topic, especially in 2016. The following pieces reframe long-held assumptions concerning word design, television, best button practices, and present trends.

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Animation / GIFs

Animation is an integral part of digital design, and its implementation has ignited some interesting debate and discussion over the past year.

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Color

Color, a design element that is often taken for granted, is covered in a complete guide below.

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Trends

From card-based design to studying business, 2016’s design trends are covered below in great detail.

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Misc.

How-to’s, myths, approaches, and assholes, the following pieces aren’t easily categorized, but merit inclusion on the list for their array of valuable thoughts on design.

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Tools & Resources

No best of 2016 list would be complete without an obligatory rundown of key design tools and resources.

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Thanks!

A long list, we know, but that’s it — all of our favourite design writing from the past 12 months. Thanks for reading (or skimming). If we missed a great design post from 2016, please let us know!


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