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Issue 47

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Articles

Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Great advice for students of UX that are looking to get into the business by Dan Brown.

A Little Empathy Goes a Long Way
One of the many characteristics of a UX designer is empathy. This is a guide for an easy way to understand and apply empathy better.

UX Design Tips for Your Apps
A few tips to enhance your app’s UX. Nothing groundbreaking here but a good reminder of some often overlooked UX design considerations.

A Future-Friendly Approach to Experience Design
A glimpse into the future for the devices and experiences to keep in mind when creating our designs today.

Design in Sketch Then Animate In Keynote
A step-by-step guide on how to use Sketch and Keynote to create animations.

Designer’s Toolkit: Motion Design Storytelling
A look at how incorporating well-designed motion helps show the bigger picture and the experience users are having.

Tools & Resources

Collecticons
An ever-growing collection of crisp icons.

Now UI Kit
A beautiful cross-platform UI kit for Photoshop or Sketch.

Mockup.io
A tool to manage and present your app mockups.


12 Design Research methods to get inspired by users

Tools and exercises to use in ethnographic interviews.

32 Ways To Measure The Customer Experience
A list of methods and metrics to help measure the online and offline customer experience.

Media

This Is Your Brain on Online Shopping – Note to Self Podcast
An episode on UX research and visiting Etsy’s Usability Lab in search of why someone would buy six sweaters, only to never wear them.

The first secret of design is … noticing – TED video
We’re used to the way things are but that usually also means there is an opportunity. This TED talk by Tony Fadell, designer behind the iPod and Nest, is about noticing and driving change.

How to design a great portfolio – Design Review Podcast
In this episode, Chris Liu and Jonathan Shariat discuss one of the most difficult design projects of them all – portfolios.

The New Design Fundamentals – Free eBook
A free ebook of a collection of chapters from published and forthcoming O’Reilly books on principles and practices for improving—and justifying—your decision decisions.

Designing for Performance
Performance can have a huge impact on the end-user experience. The O’Reilly book by Lara Callender Hogan is now available for free online.

UX Jobs

UX Designer at Uber (Amsterdam)
Uber is hiring experienced UX designers to help build a world class design team in Amsterdam.

UX Architect at Sonoma Partners (Chicago, IL)
Sonoma Partners is looking for a User Experience (UX) Designer to conceptualize and design mobile and web applications for our consulting clients.

Last But Not Least

Empty States
Delight users by designing the empty states.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and Wow. Wow is the one to aim for.”
— Milton Glaser


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