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Issue 43


Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design
Thinking in products gives designers the advantage of building the right features for the right people.

What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)
What will user interfaces look like when screens go away and how to design the user experience.

Don’t Force Users to Register Before They Can Buy
Simplify the purchase process and invites users to register when they feel comfortable, rather than forcing unwanted registration.

Recognizing a Bad User Interface at First Glance
It’s possible to get a pretty good idea of whether a user interface was thought about or just an afterthought.

Enhance Your User Experience with Animated Transitions
Defining what makes a good transition that enhances the user experience.

5 Simple UX Principles to Guide Your Product Design
5 UX principles designer Clark Wimblerly uses to guide his design process.

The 4 Essential UX Documents Every Designer Needs
An brief overview of personas, empathy maps, user scenarios, and customer journey maps.

A True UX Tool
UX designers do a lot more than just wireframes and prototypes. Julius Huijnk calls for a tool that goes beyond prototyping.

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Tools & Resources

Marvel – Record how users interact with your prototypes
View prototypes through the eyes of your users and record taps, gestures, video and audio. Perfect for usability testing with users and stakeholders.

Material Design Lite
Add a Material Design look and feel to your websites.

Free Icon Packs by First-Class Designers
Need an icon? These are free to download.

32 Productivity Tips From The World’s Top Designers
Designers tell us how they stay focused and keep innovating.

The Anatomy of a Credit Card Payment Form
Everything from copy, form input design, error handling, and mobile of designing a credit card form.


Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection
A collection of inspirational design related videos from TED and Creative Morning.

UX Jobs

UX Designer/Researcher at Animoto (New York, NY)
Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. They are looking for a user experience professional in New York to help take their web and mobile apps to the next level.

User Experience Designer at DIRECTV (New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA)
DIRECTV is seeking to hire a UX Designer for its Digital Media Group – responsible for end-to-end Product Development, UX/UI Design and Content Strategy across all DIRECTV digital platforms.

Last But Not Least

The 23 craziest Japanese inventions you never knew existed
Need some design inspiration? Check out these crazy ideas.

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”
— Joe Sparano

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