πŸ– Friday Five (UI Prep Projects, Reimagining Chat Products, Permissions UX, and more)

Hi friends!

We're back with our 16th issue of Friday Five, a weekly email with our top 5 finds to help you level up as a designer. Here's what we want to share with you this week.

πŸš€ Launch day: We're excited to announce the first UI Prep project is now live and available to everyone (for free)! Recreate Airtable's landing page with me (Molly) over the course of 14 video tutorials to learn the most essential Figma best practices.

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This week's Finds:

  1. Reimagining Chat Products

  2. How to Use Interactive Components

  3. Using Advice Effectively

  4. Permission Requests UX

  5. Design System Resources


1) Cognitive Tools for Augmented Chat

This comic-based post by Max is one of our favorite explorations on product design. Max asks the question, "Is there a pathway from the linear, one-dimensional, immutable logs we call online conversation?", and explores different design concepts that attempt to answer what this might look like. It's a must-read for fellow designers.


2) The Power of Interactive Components in Figma

Mirko shows the power of interactive components with this out-of-world prototype built in Figma with just a single frame. Want more ideas? Figma put together this great list of interactive components examples.


3) How to Act on Good Advice

"A funny lie of adulthood is pretending we’ll act on the life advice we save. We don't revisit bookmarks. We don’t re-read Kindle highlights. We rarely re-open Google docs. I recently overcame this self-sabotage. This post breaks down how, and it shares the best advice I've been given."


4) How Hopper Perfectly Nails Permission Requests UX

The Growth Design team breaks down how Hopper nails the permission request UX to allow Hopper to access location and send notifications to its users. Hint: action-based context is key.


5) A Collection of Design System Resources

A curated collection of design system articles on how to build, document, govern, measure, and develop design systems.


Have a great weekend!

Molly and Jake at UI Prep