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Issue 122


Push for a point of view
Good design is all about having a clear purpose. Lessons from designers at Google, Airbnb, Slack, and more.

Simple products for (many) users
How to go from diverse user needs to flexible product experiences.

Great Alternatives to Hamburger Menus
Don’t make your navigation the drawer where you put all things you don’t have a place for. For more, check out Material Design and the Mystery Meat Navigation Problem.

Design Principles Behind Great Products
A collection of principles that drive design decisions from some of the top companies.

Against Storytelling
The best-designed things gets out of the way and just work.

Combatting Unconscious Bias in Design
As designers, we need to create systems which can respond to diversity and measure the impact it will have on the end user.

Tools & Resources

A notes app for research, thinking and planning creative work.

Marvel for Sketch
You can now play Marvel prototypes within Sketch.

Flowchart Kit for Sketch
Free flowchart kit with 3 pre-defined color themes for creating fast sitemaps and wireframes.

How Uber is prototyping a shared solution for global transportation
Bradley Ryan of Uber talks about how they use Framer to help solve design problems at scale.


Airbnb’s Director of Experience, Katie Dill – High Resolution
Katie Dill talks about all things design at Airbnb . Also check out Katie with Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frog Design, in the latest episode of UNDO.

The Circular Design Guide
Metods and mindsets on design and the circular economy.

UX Portfolio

Caylee Betts
Caylee is a product designer manager at Buzzfeed. Her portfolio shows her work, thought process, and reflections.

Last But Not Least

3 Ways to Fight Impostor Syndrome
A few tips from Megan Crabtree, an interaction designer at IDEO, to always remember the value you have.

“The users get to define their own desires. Your job is to serve the user and their desires.”
— Chelsea Mauldin