Chart Design Guidelines at City Intelligence

At the City Intelligence unit at City Hall almost anyone can create a data visualisation. To keep everyone in line they created Data Design Guidelines: Effective communication of evidence and data through information design and data visualisation, is obviously important to help inform policy internally, but it is also just as important to help boroughs […]

Steve Schoger | Refactoring UI — Tips and tricks to make a site visually more interesting

As seen at the most recent CSS Day. I’m quite sure this will help many developers to make their POCs/experiments visually more interesting: Sometimes when we look at a polished interface we can acknowledge that it looks good but it’s hard to articulate why it looks good. In this practical session, Steve will be explaining […]

The new Mac Pro is a design remix

Arun Venkatesan takes a deep dive into the design and engineering behind the new Mac Pro: Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, this week in San Jose. In the keynote, aside from a slew of developer-focused software announcements, one new hardware announcement has attracted the most attention, the 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display […]

Beyond the interface – The Sameness of Apps and Websites

Friend Thomas Byttebier – Digital Director at Base Design – has written a very insightful post on the sameness of apps, websites, subway maps, and coffee shops. Why do all apps look the same nowadays? Why do all websites look the same? What can brands do to create more memorable digital experiences? And also: how […]

Color in UI Design: A (Practical) Framework

Erik D. Kennedy goes into detail on how to pick color variations for your designs: Element states for example are variations on a single color, let’s take “blue”. The result isn’t best described as “a palette of 3 blues”. It’s one blue with variations. But this begs the question: how do you actually modify a […]