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Issue 213


10 skills that make a great designer
Skills that make a designer valuable.

7 Principles That Influence Our Behaviour
There are several principles that we interact with on a daily basis, which might help us design better products.

How to Use Voice UI Prototyping for Delightful User Experiences
Leading voice experts offer their advice on improving the UX of voice experiences.

What it takes to be a Product Designer
A peek into how our industry is defining this new digital role.

The Design Sprint Process
A list of 11 reasons To love a design sprint.

How to Add Innovation to UI Design Patterns
How can you design something new for your audience if you only focus on what’s come before?


Cyber Monday offer: 25% Off UX Design Courses
Treat yourself—and someone else—to a UX education this Cyber Monday. A proportion of the money raised will sponsor IDF memberships for people who are passionate about UX, yet unable to afford an education in the field. Don’t miss out, the offer ends at midnight!

Tools and Resources

Test Your Designer Eye
Test your skills and judge whether the dots are really in the middle of the shapes.

Everything I Learned in Design School
A list of of everything one designer found useful in his journey of learning design.

Turn wireframes to UI with this Sketch plugin.


Inclusivity is a Recipe for Good Design – Wireframe Podcast
The shift from designing for accessibility to designing inclusively.

UX Portfolio

Kurt Winter
Kurt is a interface and experience designer in Philadelphia.

Last But Not Least

The Mystery Font That Took Over New York
How did a quirky calligraphic typeface end up on storefronts everywhere?

“Simple is hard. Easy is harder. Invisible is hardest.”
— Jean-Louis Gassée