πŸ– Friday Five (Write Better at Work, Design Growth Loops, Fresh Figma Tips, & more)

Hi friends!

We've been offline the last two weeks, but we're officially back with our 13th 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.

This week's Finds:

  1. Working with "Checkbuttons"

  2. Designing Growth Loops

  3. Figma Tips

  4. Writing At Work

  5. Interior Design with Figma


  

1) The eternal challenge of making one UI do two things

Imagine if a checkbox and a button had a baby. Or a "checkbutton" if you will. Jonas uses the idea of a "checkbutton" to show why it's difficult to design a single button that needs to do two jobs. He uses the recent Twitter redesign of the "Follow" button as a case-study.


    

2) How Superhuman marries product design and growth

This article by Kevin Kwon goes deep (like really deep) on how Superhuman designed their world-class onboarding and activation workflows to help their key acquisition channel, social word-of-mouth, grow rapidly.


    

3) Figma tips you can use today

Rogie asked the community to share a recent Figma tip/trick they've learned. The thread is full of quick-win tips to help you work better in Figma. Our favorite is paste to replace in Figma with the shortcut sequence: <shift + command + option + v>


   

4) A guide on creating a culture of writing at work

With remote work going mainstream, more companies are transitioning to a writing-centric communication style. To help teams navigate this transition, Brie Wolfson wrote a detailed, tactical guide on how companies can create a culture of writing that is both more productive and inclusive.


   

5) Design your apartment in Figma

Give this Twitter thread a read for some interior design inspiration from fellow pixel-obsessed Figma designers.


Have a great weekend!

Molly and Jake at UI Prep