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Issue 129


Are you making customers too happy?
Many teams create a product that solves a problem well but keep adding features until it becomes bloated and complicated.

Poor Management and Mediocre UX Design Go Together
Weak management support for UX and lack of UX leadership and role models correlate with unexceptional designs.

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto
Motion in design is becoming increasingly important. Here’s how to know when and where to implement motion to support usability.

How to use space in UI Design
One of the most overlooked elements in visual design is emptiness. Also check out How To Use White Space In Web Design.

Use this exercise to solve any Product Design Challenge
A simple process to create the freedom needed to be creative.

Tools & Resources

Atomic Free
Atomic updated their prototyping tool with new features, tutorials, and the ability to have one free active project.

A visual inspiration bookmark tool within your Dropbox.

A free design collaboration and prototyping tool.

Carbon Design Kit
A design system of individual styles and components by IBM that make beautiful, intuitive designs when combined.

3 Strategies for Handling Accidental ‘Taps’ on Touch Devices
A look into best practices, when to use them, how the strategies may be combined.


Interaction 17
Videos of talks from this year’s Interaction 17 conference.

Closure experiences with Joe Macleod – UX Podcast
Talking about improving the experience for customers by designing better leaving experiences.

UX Portfolio

Samantha Zhang
Samantha is a designer and front-end developer for tools and scalable systems.

UX Jobs

User Experience Designer at Bankrate Credit Cards (Austin, TX or Pasadena, CA)
Work with me to create amazing user experiences to empower consumers to make smarter financial decisions.

Last But Not Least

Commoditisation of UI
An argument on why it’s hardly important to have a unique UI design for successful product.

“Design shouldn’t be a step in the process, it should inform all product stages.”
— Kristin Skinner