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Issue 69


Articles

The Edges
The difficulty in making systems work smoothly and reconciling two different points of view is what the profession of interaction design is all about.

Empathy-Based Research: a Walk in the Park
A case study by Indi Young studying what dogs are thinking to encourage you to get some empathy-based research started.

Make Design Decisions with a Purpose
Using appropriate UX research methods makes us more connected designers and keeps us focused on the end user.

How we make complex tasks feel simple
GoSquared adds functionality without compromising usability by using real examples and exploring as many ideas as possible.

Motion with Meaning: Semantic Animation in Interface Design
Semantic animation is a promising idea with real potential for making digital interfaces more intuitive and comprehensible.

What Does Disney Know About Interface Animation?
Do Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation really have anything at all to do with Interface animation? Val Head answers with a resounding yes.

Tools & Resources

IBM Design Thinking
IBM’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale the modern enterprise demands.

Hypershoot
Hypershoot completely redesigned their bookmarking tool made for designers.

Opentest
Expert usability testing with a curated network of experts from Facebook, Google, Slack and more.

Pexels
The best free stock photos in one place.

Media

The Big Web Show: Information Architecture is Still Very Much a Thing
Jeffrey Zeldman and Abby Covert talk information architecture and why IA matters now more than ever.

Prototyping in Xcode without a single line of code
Learn how we can very quickly create a simple click through prototype using Xcode – all without having to write a single line of code.

Layers Design Conference
Videos from Layers 2015 – a design conference for the Mac-iOS community, including a talk by Susan Kare discussing her history with Apple and icon design.

Yes, My Tuatara Loves to Cha-Cha
A highly interactive talk and slides by Steve Portigal at UX New Zealand about improv, creativity and design.

UX Case Study

Desktop Neo
Rethinking the desktop interface for productivity by Lennart Ziburski.

UX Jobs

UI Designer at Creative Niche Inc. – New York City, NY
Creative Niche is working with a world renowned news organization’s headquarters in New York City to help them find a full-time UI Designer.

Last But Not Least

The Toast Principle of Product Design
When you think of simplification and creating a clear, compelling experience, you think of toast.

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease.”
— Massimo Vignelli


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