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Issue 82

If you have a minute, I’m working on a side project and can use your help – what is the one question you would want to ask a UX professional?

Articles

UX Requires a Puzzle Mindset
If you want to build a reputation that opens doors in your career, gains the respect of your colleagues, and makes users more effective: treat UX like a puzzle.

Getting Started with Wireframes
A primer on what you need to know about wireframes, why and how you should use them in your workflow.

The Way We Build
How rethinking the Airbnb app changed the way the Airbnb approached design through a Design Language System.

Designing For The Internet Of Emotional Things
In the coming wave of emotionally intelligent and mood-aware Internet of Things, the designer’s role will be more important than ever and practices must adapt one step ahead of development.

Highlight Items Already in the User’s Cart (96% Don’t)
A user’s ability to recognize and re-find products was impeded when items in their cart weren’t also highlighted in any product lists they subsequently navigated.

The Rise of User Experience Leadership
As UX design leaders we must be poised to drive a design culture transformation within our organizations.

When to be Hasty with Product Research
Indi Young recommends running your research separate to lean process if you want to gain deep understanding of human thinking.

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Tools & Resources

Cassette
Record, transcribe, and bookmark key moments in user interviews and share it all with your team.

Notable
A progressive design platform by Zurb that helps teams design great products faster.

Platforma Ultimate Wireframe Kit
A collection of 200+ wireframe layouts divided in 15 popular content categories and carefully assembled for Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator. There is a smaller free version.

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience
A list of basic UX tips to keep in mind to provide your visitors and users with the best experience possible.

Media

What I Know Best – Christopher Liu
Christoph Liu, Interaction Designer at Mercedes-Benz, talks about designing how we’ll experience the next generation of cars.

UX Portfolios

Martijn van den Broeck
Martijn is a UX Design Intern at Google. His portfolio of case studies are well done and engaging. He also writes weekly tips on building an online portfolio.

Last But Not Least

New Study Finds Humans Experience Greatest Feelings Of Joy When Pushing ‘Skip Ad’ Button
It might be an Onion article but there might be some truth to it. I love skipping ads!

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann


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