Jason Cranford Teague has some solid advice on making the most out of design critiques in Creativity Under The Microscope: Running A UI Design Critique. If your team isn’t having regular critiques, or if your critiques aren’t making much of an impact, this article is a good place to start.
We talk a lot about design systems and pattern libraries, but what sets a great pattern library apart from the mediocre? I think Brad Frost has nailed that answer with Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library. In it, he describes the important elements that each pattern needs in order for a library to best serve its users.
Frustrated by over-crowded trains? Take matters into your own hands with Brand New Subway by Jason Wright. You can design your own New York City Subway system from scratch or start with the current system and see if you can improve it.
The game uses several data sources to let you know how you’re doing. Jason has more information about the details of the game on his site.