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Issue 258

Articles

We’re not designing for screens
Everything we do that exists behind a screen is only valuable in so far as what it adds to the world outside the screen.

8 Critical Skills of Effective Design Leaders
In an increasingly collaborative design world, traits like emotional intelligence, future-obsession, and ability to trust rise to the top.

User Experience Is Now Your Business Strategy
Today, more than anything else, your UX will determine the success or failure of your software and your business.

Designing accessible color systems
How Stripe changed how they thought about color to design an accessible color system.

I interviewed 217 UX candidates for open roles last year; here’s what works and what doesn’t
How UX process and UX impact gets the attention of a UX hiring manager.

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Tools and Resources

Open Doodles
A free set of sketchy illustrations.

Projector
Creative, collaborative tools for visual communication.

Design System Playground
Play with typography and colors to generate a design system theme you can use in your projects.

Vector Creator
Create free personalized illustrations from 3000+ elements.

The Handy List of Human Words
Words that tend to show up in UI copy and help articles.

What’s the one book you give to explain design?
Four books that work as the best introduction to what design is with critique on their limitations.

Media

Loupe 2019
Talks from this year’s Framer Loupe conference.

UX Portfolio

John Price
John is a senior design lead at Microsoft specializing in AI, machine learning, and natural language.

Last But Not Least

Dear Designer: How to Form a Union
If you’re being ignored or mistreated at work, it might be time to organize.

“Nail the basics first, detail the details later.”
— Chris Anderson

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