No spam! Unsubscribe at any time.

Issue 189


The Hidden Cost of Touchscreens
Why interfaces repeatedly used by a knowledgeable professional and/or in potentially hazardous situations, should not be touchscreen based.

How Not to Design a Product Like Everyone Else’s
Why all the products on the market look the same?

How to do an Unsolicited Redesign That People Care About
Advice to aspiring designers when doing a redesign.

How to “Remote User Test”
Pro tips and know-how from 3000 remote user test sessions.

Visibility of System Status
Communicating the current state allows users to feel in control of the system, take appropriate actions to reach their goal, and ultimately trust the brand.

About attention theft
Don’t ask for more attention than your product’s place in someone’s life warrants.

The End of Engagement
Designing for alignment is both subtler and more difficult than designing for engagement.

Tools and Resources

User Insights
Get real user feedback on anything.

Marvel has added the ability to turn designs into assets, specs and code for developer handoff.


Phase Magazine
A new digital magazine that cuts through the noise to create design content that matters.

Augmented reality with Boon Sheridan – UX Podcast
The use of augmented reality in the workplace and situations where it becomes an integral part of an experience.

Tim Van Damme – Layout Podcast
How UI design is fashion and Apple’s WWDC 2018 announcements.

UX Portfolio

Jingyi Lai
Jingyi is a Product Designer at nanopay in Toronto, Canada.

Last But Not Least

How to Land Your Dream Design Job
Some of the most common, helpful advice from some of the top companies in the world. Also, check out these these portfolio tips.

“How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood.”
— Andrew Grove