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Issue 224


Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes
Application usability is enhanced when the UI guides and supports users through the workflow.

What UX Designers Can Learn from Video Games’ Obsession with UI
Games have continued to innovate in their approach to UI, experimenting and iterating on how they present vital information to users.

A Design System’s Impact
How Lyft got and continues to push for design buy-in.

Including Animation In Your Design System
Hw you can help ensure that you’re using animation consistently and effectively while also helping your team work faster.

How to create powerful personas
With a little creativity, you can make personas a truly valuable asset to your team.


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Tools and Resources

Joe Schmoe
An illustrated avatar collection for designers.

Women Who Design
A directory of accomplished women in the design industry.

Customize & generate common SVG icons.

Smart Home
A free digital UI Kit for the physical world.


Frontiers of Design
A short film interviewing 20 influential organizations and designers about what’s next for Design.

Leanne Waldal of New Relic – Dollars to Donuts
Establishing research in an organization for the first time, building up a set of collaborators, and more.

UX Portfolio

Nicole Saidy
Nicole is a UX designer based in Amsterdam.

Last But Not Least

Insights from a Reluctant Leader
Why our current definition of leadership doesn’t match the rallying cry for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”
— Will Rogers

Thanks to this issue’s sponsor:
Interaction Design Foundation