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Issue 193


What’s the ROI of UX?
The people who hire designers and ask them what their value is clearly don’t know what designers do, don’t really care, and don’t really want any value they might contribute.

3 practical cheat sheets for designing attention grabbing UIs
Improve your design skills with the power of cognitive psychology and user behavior.

What we don’t talk about when we talk about design tools
The tools we use are only ever as good as our reasons and methods for using them.

The Link Bar
A look at the link bar concept with two AB test case studies and examples from popular ecommerce sites.

How to Succeed at Your New Design Job
As a designer, we should want to be seen as essential for making the company’s mission and vision a reality.

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable
The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems.

List or Grid, It Is Not Important
Things to consider when displaying decision-making elements.


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Tools and Resources

An online tool for creating interactive sitemaps and user flows.

Email Design System For Sketch
Sketch file with 10 email templates for designers.

Timeline 2.0
Design interactions and export code, directly in Sketch.

A book on how to get a job as a UX Designer. Ues code uxdesignweekly for 40% off.

UX Portfolio

Vax Liu
Vax is a UX Designer on eBay’s Human Interface Group.

Last But Not Least

The Most Hated UI and UX Pattern of 2018
Which pattern do you hate the most?

“In music, silence is more important than sound.”
— Miles Davis

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