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Issue 22

Did you attend Interaction 15 this week? From the Twittersphere, it sounded like a great event I’ll be sure to send out any videos, slides, and resources from the event in a future issue but in the meantime, you can check out Cooper’s recap of day 1 and day 2. Have a great weekend,

— Kenny


The foundation of a great UX portfolio
After reviewing hundreds of portfolios, Brittany Mederos writes about the the gaps she has seen and the key elements of a good portfolio. Also check out Designing Case Studies: Showcasing A Human-Centered Design Process.

How Timehop Onboards New Users
Timehop, a time capsule of your past not only has a lot of users but they use it everyday – perhaps that can be attributed to nostalgia. Samuel Hulick breaks down their user onboarding.

Giving users a seat at the table: how we built our Android app
Asana is an awesome tool I use regularly. It was nice to see how they relied heavily on their beta testers throughout the development process of their Android app.

The Quick Start Guide to a Career in UX
Not really a quick start guide but Jacob Rogelberg writes that with a lot of hard work, and the right mentors, you’ll have the tools and resources you need to get started in your UX career.

What your users really think about your choice of colors
A look into how color can affect a users’ perception of the value of an item or service.

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Tools & Resources

UserTesting Resources
A new section from UserTesting with access to all of their webinars, eBooks, checklists, industry reports, and more.

I am the Fold
An experiment to show how designing for for the fold is not as easy as you may think.

Subtle Click Feedback Effects
It’s always good to provide some feedback when a button is clicked. Here are some experiments of different effects.


2014 UX Immersion Mobile Conference
8 videos from last year’s talk featuring Jared Spool, Luke Wroblewski, Brad Frost and more.

UX Portfolios

Beatrice Law
Beatrice Law is a self-taught Product Designer based in San Francisco. Her portfolio case studies do an amazing job showing her though process and deliverables.

UX Jobs

UX Architect at Krossover (New York, NY)
Krossover, a sports media and analytics startup, is looking for a UX Architect that can take their core apps from good to great.

Jr. Interaction Designer (Contract) at Roku Inc. (Saratoga, CA,)
Roku provides the simplest way to stream entertainment to your TV. They need an individual with expertise in the science of design that can deliver solutions inspired by a deep understanding of people.

Last But Not Least

I Accidentally Built the Greatest User Interface
Often times, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. A story about reframing and product design.

“The ultimate design is little different from the natural world.”
Kenji Ekuan

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