Design

MandalaGaba

Mandalagaba is a web drawing site that allows you to draw mandalas, snowflakes, recursive lines and other symmetric patterns using a suite of apps. They are incredibly satisfying to use and you can switch modes using the link in the bottom right hand corner.

NHS Icons

Interaction designer Ben Cullimore describes how he reviewed, designed and decided upon which set of icons to use on the NHS site. Interestingly, he describes how the use of some icons, such as ! for important information, can be overlooked as not relevant depending on the context of the user, such as thinking the important information is emergency information and not relevant in everyday scenarios.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

This is a fascinating article that every man should read. An edited extract of Caroline Criado-Perez's book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men was published in The Guardian this week. Example after example of everyday things that we all take for granted which are inherently biased towards men in their design shocked me.

DevDocs.io

HT to the Syntax podcast for mentioning DevDocs.io, a website that has all the docs for every programming language in one place. It is also a progressive web application, which means you can cache the docs for offline reading!

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