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Issue 81


Design for Humanity
An interactive essay exploring the past, present, and future of anthropomorphic design.

“Should Designers Code?” fetishizes tech over other crucial design skills
Peter Merholz writes that the idea that a designer who codes is a “full-stack designer” demonstrates the shallowness of most thinking about design as a practice, and a skill set.

How To Take Charge Of A UX Kickoff Meeting
A look at how to run a useful kickoff meeting by asking the right questions and shaping the conversation.

Practicing Empathy in Product Design
There are a thousand big and small ways to practice empathy as part of a product design and development process.

How Facebook’s Big Bet On Chatbots Might Remake The UX Of The Web
With chatbots, Facebook wants to turn Messenger into a one-stop shop for everything from booking flights to reading news.

Designing for Young Adults (Ages 18โ€“25)
The millennial generation exhibit unique behaviors and approaches to digital interfaces. They are confident and error prone, and they have high expectations of websites.

Designing complex products
Tips for mangaging the complexity of people and designing complex products.

Tools & Resources

Introducing the new Framer
Prototyping tool Framer had a big update this week by introducing auto-code: an all-new way to visually design with code.

Bots UI kit for Messenger Platform
A simple and fully customizable Sketch UI kit to helps you design and showcase your Facebook Bots.

Save to Google
A Chrome extension to save webpages and images from Google Image Search that can be used for design inspiration.

Typography tips for a better user experience
A list of 5 easy ways to improve the typographic quality and effectiveness of any website, email, or digital product design.


Designing at Facebook
Get a sneak peak in to the design process at Facebook from F8, Facebook’s Developer Conference.

Rapid Prototyping Made Easy with Origami Studio
A demonstration, also at F8, of Origami Studio, Facebook’s free and internal prototyping tool that will release later this year.

UX Portfolios

Camilo Rojas
Camilo is a UX Designer whose portfolio shows the design challenge, process, deliverables and results.

Last But Not Least

The UX-factor: why I donโ€™t care where or what you studied
It doesn’t matter what your background is, as long as you love design, care about people and have clever ideas.

“Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.”
— Mieke Gerritzen