This week’s pick: Animaticons. A set of animated GIF icons that are super easy to add to your existing product design and UX prototyping efforts, as well as implement from the frontend perspective. I’ll also show how I’d use this resource to liven up my prototypes with meaningful motion.

Note: we’re not affiliated with the tool makers. It’s just a great UX tool you should know about.

In this new weekly UX design, user research and product design tools series I’ll share some of the best picks I’ve encountered to date. You’ll find out about the best apps, extensions, websites and other helpful tools.