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Issue 92


Articles

Crafting The First Mile Of Product
If you want to build a product that millions of people can use, you must defy the tendency to prioritize the core product at the expense of the “first mile.”

How to get value from wireframes
How approaching wireframes differently made them more useful for Dustin Senos, former head of design at Medium.

What k-pop can teach us about design
Five characteristics of good design that k-pop can teach us.

The UX of Hiring for UX Positions
A series of principles to keep in mind when hiring for positions in the UX field

Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics
Discoverability is cut almost in half by hiding a website’s main navigation. Also, task time is longer and perceived task difficulty increases.

Design Thinking: A Manual for Innovation
The design thinking process of Demian Borba, Product Manager for Adobe XD, to create innovative products, experiences and services.

A designer’s guide to Parkinson’s Law of Triviality
What to do when your team is focused on unimportant details.

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Tools & Resources

46 Interview Questions for User Experience Researchers at Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook
A selection of inspiring and challenging questions for UX Researchers from Glassdoor and Quora.

Great Apps Timeline
See how the look of some of great apps changed over time.

UX Design Practice Verticals
A snapshot of the activities that are necessary to architect and design human-computer interactions

iOS 10 GUI
Another iOS 10 UI kit for Sketch.

Astrum
A lightweight pattern library for any web project.

Type Anything
Test and create the perfect typography setup for your website.

Media

Wireframing: The Hands-On Guide
A comprehensive guide to the whole wireframing process, from static wireframes to a finished interactive wireframe. Available online or as an ebook.

Design Tools Survey 2016
Take this short five-minute set of simple questions to help us all understand the big picture in the day-to-day tool choices that we make.

UX Portfolios

Matt Welch
While most of Matt’s complex design work is under NDA, his portfolio has some case studies like improving the jury duty experience, and research on personalized navigation.

Is It Time To Ditch Your Portfolio?
How you present your work will largely determine the type of opportunities knocking at your door.

Last But Not Least

The Misbegotten UX Glossary
The world’s first ironic UX glossary.

“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”
— Elon Musk

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