The UX newsletter for people on a mission
by Tamara Sredojevic.

March 2021 (...)


I know, March again.

Time for a little internal check-up because I've been sending this newsletter for 11 months now. So I'd love to know your thoughts. What else would you like to find more of in here? Please let me know on Twitter.


Feminist principles of the internet

I recently got exposed to a form of gender inequality I hadn't considered before: digital inequalities. So I thought I'd share these feminist principles of the internet. They start with enabling more women and queer persons to enjoy universal, acceptable, affordable, unconditional, open, meaningful and equal access to the internet.

5 steps to designing gender-inclusive fields

Before you add "sex" or "gender" in your sign-up form, take a moment to ask yourself whether you need the info at all. And if you really do, there are ways to include transgender non-conforming people. By making our products inclusive, we stop pretending entire frames of the population don't exist.

59 questions for mindful UX design

Your product will be ethical if you and your team have asked yourselves the right questions when building it. I call it the "close look in the mirror" phase. But what does ethical design mean? It's easy to miss what people you don't know will make of your product. So try to answer these 59 questions for mindful UX design and see where you can improve.

UX tips

Don't center text

Left-aligned text is easier to read than centered text for paragraphs. This is because when you center your text, the starting place of each line changes. This forces people to work harder to find where each line begins. Without a straight left edge, there is no consistent place where users can move their eyes to when they complete each line.

Don't use "read more" buttons

When someone navigates a page using links alone, “Read more” would be read out of context. It doesn’t give us the ability to scan a page for specific information in a quick or easy way. Using vague and uninformative phrasing for hyperlinks will also decrease search engine performance and content findability.

Don't put everything on your homepage

If you don't want people to feel overwhelmed, try to implement progressive disclosure on your site. It's a pattern that helps people get invested before getting to the nitty-gritty. So on your homepage, you want to give a short introduction about your product, 2-3 benefits, a few examples and social proof. Yes, that's it.

Side notes

In order to do what I preach, I've moved all my articles to a new section of my site. I call it "the blog", it's super original you'll see. It's got preview images, titles and some paragraphs. So cool.

What you'll find: There's more but I want you to get curious and check the blog.

Don't forget to let me know what else you'd like to find in this newsletter on Twitter and see you next month folks!
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