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Issue 15

As expected, we were light on the UX links this week but I did put together the best user experience design links of 2014 so there is plenty to read and bookmark. Thank you all for a wonderful 2014. Wishing you all a happy holidays!

— Kenny


The Best User Experience Design Links of 2014
I went through a year’s worth of user experience design related articles and picked out the best of 2014.

User Research Tools for The Optimal Santa
The folks at Blink explore what research tools Santa and the elves might use to achieve their excellent gift giving results.

Cohesive UX
A good article on the greater trend toward cohesion as seen in Yosemite and other products.

The Top UX Predictions for 2015
Contributors from UX Magazine predict what will be the top UX trends for the new year.

Prototyping with Form for the first time
Google bought Form earlier this year so it might be a good idea to learn how to use their prototyping tool. Here’s a tutorial on how.

Tools & Resources

A list of must-see documentaries for designers & artists.

UX Portfolios

Look, No Hands
Michelle Vandy isn’t a user experience designer but I included her portfolio here because it’s inspiring and impressive. She designs with her nose! No joke.

Last But Not Least

I’m a fan of creative 404 pages to bring some personality to your site. Here is a gallery of some good ones.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
— Steve Jobs

Do you have a UX resolution for 2015? This is your last chance to tell me about it and you might win a free book from Rosenfeld Media. See you next year.

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