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Issue 31


The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice
Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, writes about the next big breakthrough in design: products, services, and experiences that eliminate the needless choices from our lives and make ones on our behalf.

How to Captivate Your Audiences with Motion
6 motion design principles for crafting experiences that excite and connect with audiences on a very human level.

Why Designers Should Never use Fake Text
Lorem ipsum (or my favorite, hipster ipsum) is convenient and might be suitable for very early designs but having a content-first approach and using real text has numerous benefits for the design and end product.

Tell me when to go: Unintended consequences in UX
Jonathan Shariat writes about how good intentions aren’t enough, as is the case with countdown crosswalk timers decreasing pedestrian accidents but increasing driver collisions.

Category-Specific Sorting: A New Way to Sort Products
Research on why category-specific sorting, the sort type all users want but zero sites offer, is so important to the user’s product finding abilities.

Why You Should Ignore UX Best Practice
Following best practices isn’t a guarantee of success. What might work in one industry or site might not work in another and the only way to find out is to test.

No More Pogo Sticking: Protect Users from Wasted Clicks
How you can use web analytics to identify misleading links and omitted information that force users to bounce back and forth between pages.

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Tools & Resources

An Enterprise UX Reading List
A compilation of articles and essays about the enterprise UX landscape.

Material Design Spec Updated
Google updated their Material Design Spec with new sections and updates.


Prototyping and Design with Lyft & Pixate
A talk last month about the power of prototyping in design featuring Lyft and Pixate.

Introducing Avocado 2
Avocado is an interaction design toolbox built built on top of Facebook’s Origami framework by​ IDEO. This video shows some of the updates for the new version.

UX Portfolios

Zach Kuzmic
Zach’s case studies give a high level project overview, mixed with deliverables, challenges, final results, and more.

PS: check out the best UX portfolios from past issues.

UX Jobs

Senior UX Designer at (New York, NY – Times Square Location) is a Manhattan-based start-up that aspires to revolutionize multi-channel travel retail. They are looking for a Senior UX Designer to help create world-class user experiences across devices.

UX/UI Manager at Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC (Las Vegas, NV)
Help create fluid experiences through the lens of UFC fans and transforms the user’s journey within the UFC digital ecosystem.

Technical User Experience Designer at Ultimate Software (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
Join a people management software company that is passionate about delivering an outstanding User Experience. Ultimate is ranked #21 in FORTUNE’s 100’s Best Places to Work For in 2015.

Last But Not Least

Things do Jobs
A visual comparison of two things solving the same job… or as I like to call it, how smartphones replaced a whole bunch of stuff.

“Design used to be the seasoning you’d sprinkle on for taste; now it’s the flour you need at the start of the recipe.”
John Maeda

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