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Issue 180


Why small teams win
Scaling meaning before scaling teams.

The Inside Story of Reddit’s Redesign
How Reddit and its team of designers redesigned the “front page of the internet.”

8 Design Principles at Framer
A set of guidelines that keep Framer’s product team aligned, focused, and productive.

UX sketching challenge: 100 days of visual library building
How to develop your sketching skills in a fun and easy way.

Pitfalls of Card UIs
An optimistic design choice that ends up compounding complexity.


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Tools and Resources

Wake + InVision
InVision has acquired Wake and will come out with a new, free version this summer.

Version control for your design files.

A tool to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures.

Building a meaningful “Affinity Diagram” during the UX Process
A free Sketch template and step-by-step guide with some key concepts explained.


Short talks with exceptional designers, technologists, and creatives.

UX Portfolio

Alex Lakas
Alex is a product designer at Google working on Google Maps.

Last But Not Least

What I learned From Interviewing and Receiving Offers from Google Two Times
If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
— Salvador Dali

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