🧗 How to catch edge cases in your designs (#53)

August 31, 2021

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Happy Tuesday!

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Yesterday, @joeyabanks tweeted:

Engineers are really incredible at being able to quickly spot all of the edge cases within a design that may have been overlooked.

Since design systems work requires a lot of collaboration between designers and developers, I came up with a set of cases that designers can think through before sharing their designs.

  • All potential color variants
  • All potential sized variants
  • Accessible contrast for colors
  • Accessible text sizes
  • Responsive designs across all required breakpoints
  • Focus states
  • Hover states
  • Active states
  • Representations of each theme or mode (if applicable)
  • What happens in different app states? (ex: is user logged in)
  • What happens if something goes wrong?
  • For how long should something be visible?
  • What are the desired animations, if any?
  • What are the max/min rules (and what happens beyond them)
  • Icon and image assets

What do you think? Did I miss anything? Reply to this email and let me know!


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Mae


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