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Issue 44

Why you Need Design
An excerpt from the first chapter of You’re My Favorite Client by Mike Monteiro.

Well-designed interfaces look boring
Matthew Ström thinks simple and boring interfaces work best.

How to Land a Job in UX with No Experience
Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com, gives a step-by-step guide to go from being interested in UX to getting a full time job.

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design
Some of the best service I’ve ever experienced was in Japan. This article is about how we can look at the human-human relationship to inspire the design of smart human-machine interactive experiences.

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling
Doodling actively exercises the brain and help make ideas tangible.

A Wide Perspective for Designing User Experience
A few important points to pay attention to while designing the user experience of a product.

Designing Musical User Interfaces
Often UX designers focus on just the visuals but we can use harmonies and chords to enhance the user experience.

Tools & Resources

Styleguide
A tool to make creating and maintaining styleguides easy by Huge.

Mocktotype
A simple tool to display your mockups in a browser.

IBM Design Language
IBM updated their shared vocabulary for design

New to Framer? Just 3 Things to Get You Started
David Lee explains how to get started using Framer. If you want more tutorials, check out Prototyping with Framer.

Media

Motions and Meaning Podcast
A podcast about motion for digital designers brought to you by Val Head and Cennydd Bowles.

Where Do Great New Products Come From?
Jon Kolko, VP of Product at Blackboard and author, discusses how a new product comes to be from the process of establishing a vision.

Understanding UI design
Video and slides from a talk by UI designer Johan Ronsse explaining what the work of a user interface designer entails.

Last But Not Least

Design Case Studies
A collection of case studies from designers.

“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
— Futurama


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