Testing figma components, Designing from scratch, Stop using gray, and more design gems

1 min readApr 26, 2022

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Testing Figma Components

This article explores when testing occurs, who does it, and how it’s done. Critical to defining an testing approach is knowing what to validate, and what you aren’t validating too. As you ramp up testing, you’ll want to consider how much testing is enough, and also how much testing is too much.

Designing big, complex products from scratch

3 tips for overcoming complexity and going from 0 to 1.

Please Stop Using Grey Text

For over 1000 years black text on white paper has been the best practice for printed texts worldwide. Since the advent of the web and WCAG 2 contrast specs, we’ve seen websites shift toward a very unreadable light grey text over the last 15 years. It’s time to put an end to this practice.

Best Font for Online Reading: No Single Answer

Among high-legibility fonts, a study found 35% difference in reading speeds between the best and the worst. People read 11% slower for every 20 years they age.

5 DesignOps Team Structures

These 5 types of DesignOps team structures illustrate the varied approaches that can support and enable design organizations.

Don’t Be Scared of Saying ‘I Don’t Know’

Saying ‘I don’t know’ at work can be scary, but by focusing on how you would find the answer to the question, you’ll still be in control of the conversation.