If you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done. Barack Obama

Videos of Beyond Tellerrand 2016 in Berlin

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to Beyond Tellerrand in Berlin this year, but thanks to Marc Thiele, the videos of all talks are already online! (Well, actually there were online right after btconf has finished last week).
Many thanks!

★ A highlight was the talk of Mike Monteiro („Let Us Now Praise Ordinary People“) ★

Also on my watch list:

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Where Are The World’s Best Open Device Labs?

Guess what, one of the world’s best Open Device Labs is hosted in Frankfurt! Thanks Gemma Church and the Smashing Magazine for mentioning!

With continued five-star ratings, this lab is a popular choice with its users and engages in regular meetups. It has 32 devices and offers paid testing sessions for larger companies. This busy lab also requests users to make an appointment before turning up.

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A designer’s job is to solve problems. And you have a very limited amount of time on Earth. And limited resources. So make sure the problems you take on are worth solving. Your job is not to do what your told. You not only get to ask why, you have to ask why. Mike Monteiro

Developers “Own” The Code, So Shouldn’t Designers “Own” The Experience?

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re not sure why something was designed in a particular way, and think it could be done better, don’t just dive in and start making changes. Similarly, if you hit a technical roadblock and think it would make your lives easier to design something a different way, go talk to your designer.Andy Budd

Design Better Data Tables

3½ simple rules to follow:

1. Numerical data is right-aligned
2. Textual data is left-aligned
3. Headers are aligned with their data
3½. Don’t use center alignment.

Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library

Technically a pattern library is a simple collection of UI components, but in order for design system users do their best work, a pattern library should also present other important info. Let’s take a look at what information can be displayed alongside each pattern

Just by Brad Frost

I don’t envy those just entering the field of web development. In addition to learning the fundamentals, there’s an expectation to be proficient in an increasingly exhausting laundry list of buzzwords and technologies. I’m seven years into my career and still feel like I’m still on Chapter 1 of the Big Book of Web Design.

So think twice before suggesting someone “just” [insert any task here]. You just might make them feel like an idiot. Brad Frost

Auch gerade beim „Aufräumen“ gefunden. :)