What are your biggest design pet-peeves? How would you fix them?

8 months ago from , Sr. User Experience Designer

Here are a few things that irk me when I come across them.

  1. Designers using the name John Doe Your users don't have perfectly short and sterile names. Use real and diverse names from different cultures. Show everyone that comes across your designs, as you sell them internally, about the diversity of your customers.

  2. Unsolicited redesigns on Dribbble. Design is not done in a bubble. It is a collaboration between all the teams within a company. To present something without having gone through the collaboration, selling, and compromising that happens along the way is

Your turn.


  • Account deleted 8 months ago


    1 - How in invision you have to click each box in the right hand corner if you want to select a group of artboards. Why cant you just drag to select a bunch of artboards like you can in basically every design app? It'd be great if they implemented this

    2 - In sketch, is there a way to minimise all artboards so the layers arent showing? Like a minimise/close artboard layers button?

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    • Josh Sanders, 8 months ago

      +1 for "Collapse All Artboards in the layers panel" functionality

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    • , 8 months ago

      I agree, InVision has some challenges when selecting artboards when you have many which any product has.

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 8 months ago

    Probably the hardest pet-peeve for me to defend are 120º shadows/lighting. It makes things feel less uniform and it drives me crazy.

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    • , 8 months ago

      What would be the correct shadow degree...so I don't make that mistake. ;)

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      • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 7 months ago

        I was taught to stick with 90º and I've basically followed that advice since. Light source from the center/top casts shadows that are even on the left and right side of whatever element has a shadow.

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