Can you ever have too much of a good thing? The answer is yes. Ever over indulged in too many craft lagers and gone from crafty to barfy? Spent too long on a sun bed and turned sun red? You catch my drift.
The same goes for UX/UI blogs. There are now quite a few avenues that someone can go down to get their opinion out there. This has led to some real quality, but also some lackluster stuff. Take a platform like Medium. Mixed with some really incredible writing and some not so good opinions. It's therefore quite difficult to filter the good from the bad.
Since looking for the best opinions out there, time after time the best blogs I read were direct from companies themselves. On reflection, this makes sense. These blogs are direct from a working environment, they are vetted by numerous experts and ultimately are real.
Inside Intercom is, in my opinion, the best all round Product Blog out there. It's a constant source of inspiration and I recommend filtering to their Product & Design Section.
Figma over the last couple of years have turned it up a notch. Their blog showcases how to use their product and constantly pushes the realms of interface and prototyping.
Figma is a digital design and prototyping tool. It is a UI and UX design application that you can use it to create websites, apps, or smaller user interface components that can be integrated into other projects
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Having worked for Hotjar I can confirm their blog focuses 100% on value. Take a deeper dive if you want to learn a little more on Analytics and Feedback - obviously a key component for any designer.
Hotjar is an analytics and feedback tool. As a product Hotjar make it easy to analyse users behaviours on your marketing site or product, providing feedback through tools such as heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys.
Maze is a super user testing tool and their blog focuses on help designers learn more about testing techniques and using their tool to run effective usability tests. The team are small, but growing rapidly inline with their product.
Dovetail are a small team based in Sydney building a super research tool for product designers. Their blog focuses on research techniques, and their product journey.
a data analytics company b two friends from Atlasssian, Dovetail allows your team to collaborate on insights and build your research repository.
Framer's blog contains stories, tips, and tools to inspire you to find your most creative self within prototyping and wire framing.
Framer is a browser-based design tool with features such as multi-player editing, easy sharing, inline commenting, reusable components, and developer hand off.
Spotify Design team share the best insights into research, tools, design systems, and behind the scenes. A super fun blog that is littered with employee experiences.
I know you know, but...Spotify is an audio streaming service and all round awesome product and team.
Miro's blog revolves around remote working and how to get the best out of your remote team. A really good one for those in management or leadership positions.
Miro is a platform to enable collocated, distributed, and remote teams in communication and collaboration across multiple formats, tools, channels, and time zones.
Abstract's blog focuses on remote collaboration and they share ways to scale design operations, improve cross-functional design collaboration, and set up efficient design workflows.
Abstract is a version control product that helps designers centralise their workflow. They've been kicking since 2015 and are obviously in an immensely competitive space, but I admire what they're doing and the team they've grown.
Toggl's blog shares tips on how to track and manage your time better. They also share their experience as a fully remote team around the world and how to collaborate successful.
Toggl helps designers track their time. I've been using them for a fair few years now and when it comes to tracking your velocity and workign more efficiently they are the tool to use in my opinion. They're also run by a super friendly remote team around the world 🌎