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:
Working with "Checkbuttons"
Designing Growth Loops
Writing At Work
Interior Design with Figma
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.
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.
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>
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.
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