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Issue 139


25 Minute Design School
A crash course in digital product design.

Are Float Labels Really That Problematic After All?
The guy who made the original design that the majority of the Float Label craze was based on gives his perspective.

Skeuomorphism In Conversational Design
How metaphors impact conversational experiences.

UX Writing: How to do it like Google with this powerful checklist
Notes from Google I/O 2017 on choosing the right words.

The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs to Know
Some design principles to help you understand the perception of the user.

A Checklist for Registration and Login Forms on Mobile
Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices.

Tools & Resources

WWDC 2017
Sessions on design from Apple’s annual conference.

iOS 11 GUI
Apple updated their resources to include Photoshop, Sketch, and Adobe XD templates for iOS apps. For another iOS 11 UI kit, check out this free one.

Session Replay – Zarget
See how visitors actually experience your website.

Simply beautiful open source icons.

Awesome Design Systems
A curated list of design systems, pattern libraries, and everything inbetween.


Talks from Adaptive Path’s Leading Experience Conference earlier this year.

a16z Podcast: Giving and Getting Feedback
Kim Scott talks about how the way we give and receive feedback really matters.

Color Accessibility Workflows
An excerpt from Geri Coady’s new book on color accessibility.

UX Portfolio

Stephen Song
Stephen Song is a KPCB Design Fellow who shows case studies from past work like when he was an intern at Mailchimp.

Last But Not Least

Redditors design worst volume sliders possible
Some creative ways on how not to design a volume bar.

“Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”
— Margaret Oscar