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Issue 254


Intuition vs. Data
At a time when data is king, product designers should place more trust in their intuition.

The Art of Deconstruction — How to Reverse Engineer Success
Go from being a consumer of great work to being someone who makes it.

Where to put buttons on forms
Where to put buttons across a range of different forms based on research and best practice.

Avoiding the new-manager syndrome in design
The reality (that no one will explicitly tell you) is that when your team shines, you shine.

The Subtle Art of Writing Copy
Good design is based on a good copy.


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Tools and Resources

Design Census 2019
What design looks like in 2019.

100,000 AI-Generated Faces
Free resource of 100k diverse faces generated by AI.

Lean UX Canvas v2
An updated version of the canvas and an explanation of the rationale for the changes.

Telsa’s Supercharging UX
A case study on word-of-mouth.


Mind the gap, user centered design in large organizations
Luke Wroblewski’s latest talk on why most “user-centered” design isn’t and how we can address the issues this creates.

Framer Learn
38 videos and 12 written guides spanning 8 unique topics for anyone that has wanted to learn Framer.

How Duo’s Product Design Lead Primed Her Team for Momentum Through Hypergrowth
Perspective on scaling, providing a roadmap for maturing the function and prepping the team for hypergrowth.

UX Portfolio

Vandana Pai
Vandana is a product designer who formerly worked at Box.

Last But Not Least

Microsoft’s trickiest product might be its most important
A project that began as a hackathon around accessible gaming has evolved into a device that speaks volumes about the company’s design ethos.

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
— James Allen

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