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What makes it so broken (and how I booked my UK arrival tests).

For a process that is essentially e-commerce and a booking system under the hood, two very common IT solutions, it’s surprisingly broken and disjointed. Not to mention it was inevitable that as a society we would want to travel again in earnest. …


Design Sprints are amazing for startups. They were designed to kick off new opportunities at Google Ventures after all. Whilst some have made their mark instilling a Sprint into more traditional corporates as-a-Service and within their own teams, it seems many have struggled (myself included) to provide it as a…


We had our best turn out yet for the 13 July 2021 IxDF Manchester meet up community with 34 people signed up.


Overlays are straightforward when they fit on the screen, but making overlays that are scrollable isn’t so intuitive. Also, depending on how you’ve set up your screen designs, the solution will differ. …


Can Mockitt really “scale your design thinking”? Let’s benchmark it by creating a Google Search prototype.

Screenshot of the Mockitt tool, in the browser, with my Google Search prototype.
A view of my editor after finishing the benchmarking exercise.

I’ve been mastering the Figma design tool over the last couple of years as my UX and UI tool of choice. The more I learn, the more curious I am about other tools and…


Putting a Frame inside another Frame sounds like madness, but it’s a core prototyping technique required for true Figma mastery.

Putting a Frame inside another Frame sounds like madness, but it’s a core prototyping technique you’ll need to learn for truly immersive prototypes. Not only is it key for basic interactions like scrolling, but also for some advanced techniques needed for a scalable Design System. …


Imagine a world where your pages will grow and shrink to fit its content with perfect alignment, even when you have a side navigation bar or static elements. All of a sudden, you can grow from managing ten pages, to a hundred pages or more without ripping your hair out…


Tables are often harder to prototype than to code, but taking a single cell design strategy can make them responsive and maintainable. What’s more, all you need are Components, duplication and Auto-Layout techniques. I’ve experimented with a few ways and this method seems to have the best trade-offs. …


Modern web solutions use responsive layouts that adapt to different devices, and it can be hard to design for it if you haven’t coded them yourself. If you setup your Design System Components in Figma correctly, you can make designing for responsiveness easier to understand and quicker to do. …


Anchor Links aren’t the most exciting interaction to design, but they are a crucial design element for validating long form content and larger websites. It’s not intuitive to create Anchor Links but it’s possible with the Scroll Overflow technique, if you’re careful with layer management. …

Chuck Rice

Technical Lead @residently. Specialised in Design Systems, DevOps, and a certified Design Sprint facilitator. CrossFit and Travel 🏝. https://chuckwired.com

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