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Issue 154


Designer’s Self-Checklist
What kind of designer are you or want to become?

Dive into the details of iOS 11
Newly introduced elements have caused many inconsistent UI experience in iOS 11.

Color, psychology and design
Product design is not only about how humans interact with it.

5 things every designer should probably stop doing
In our pursuit to fit in, we confine ourselves too much into stereotypes and lose our creativity in the process.

What is UX Writing?
What it is, how it works, and how Lisa Sanchez got into it.

Up next: nothing? How information overload is impacting our brains
We can improve our lives by practicing empathy, mindfulness and gratitude.

Your Empathy Toolbox
Ensuring you design a product your users will need.


What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?
Design Thinking revolves around a deep understanding of the people for whom we’re designing products or services. Learn how to apply such human-centered techniques to solve problems in a creative and innovative way.

Tools and Resources

Hassle-Free Animations
A step by step guide for how to use the open-source animation tool Lottie, and what you can do with it.

Good Web Design
The best landing pages, organized by section.

A data-driven collection of beautiful color palettes.

iOS Design Kit – Free iOS 11 GUI for Sketch
Screens and components of iOS 11 for iPhone X and iPhone 8.

A place to publish your portfolio for free without needing to code.

Team Library for Figma
Figma now allows you to create, use and maintain design systems within your team.


Dan Brown – User Defenders podcast
Dan Brown talks about asking questions, collaboration and why you should never settle.

UX Portfolios

Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a User Experience Designer in San Francisco. Her portfolio shows her work as well as unsolicited redesigns.

Zalando UX Case Study
A look at the UX-driven approach to research, define and create a successful bot on Slack.

Last But Not Least

Shoulder Pads
Hard work and experience are what make you a more confident designer.

“Experts are rarely insulted by something that is clear enough for beginners. Everybody appreciates clarity.”
— Steve Krug

Thanks to this issue’s sponsor:
Interaction Design Foundation