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Issue 226


Organizing Brainstorming Workshops: A Designer’s Guide
Brainstorming becomes a source of innovation when organized right.

This is why you don’t think you’re creative
Creativity isn’t some mystical power, it’s something we are all born with.

How to Be a Better Listener
Some tips on being a good listener and how it can help you in every aspect of your life.

UI Copy: UX Guidelines for Command Names and Keyboard Shortcuts
Labels for commands should be brief, informative, rely on verbs and adjectives, and avoid branded terms.

Asking Why instead of What when building great products
When we start asking “Why are we working on this?”, the focus suddenly shifts to the user.


PingPong Makes User Interviews Super Simple
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Tools and Resources

Accessible Brand Colors
How ADA compliant your colors are in relation to each other.

Women Made It
Design tools, books, podcasts and blogs made by women.

Paper Prototype
iPhone sticky notes for quick prototypes

UX Portfolio

Jasmine Yi
Jasmine is a product designer in SF at Peerspace.

UX Job

Product Designer, Multimedia Tools at Animoto – New York, NY
Animoto is looking for a Product Designer to help lead the design of their online video creation tools.

Last But Not Least

Being a design chameleon
Adapting to the ever-evolving field of design.

“How we practice inclusive design shapes us as leaders, designers, and engineers in the world”
— Kat Holmes

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