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Issue 259


How to Measure Learnability of a User Interface
To measure learnability, determine your metric, gather your data, and plot the averages on a line curve. Analyze the learning curve by looking at its slope and its plateau.

The problem with dropdown fields (and what you should use instead)
The advantages and disadvantages of using dropdowns.

Perfectly Cropped
What can go wrong in an otherwise fine UI when things are redesigned.

All them A/B tests that never happened
When A/B tests become less about user validation and more about escape hatches.

Haptic UX — The Design Guide for Building Touch Experiences
Designing touch experiences that drive the next generation of interactive products.

The Five Senses of UX
Some of the ways we use our senses in UX.


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Tools and Resources

Adobe Inspiration Engine (Alexa Skills)
Get inspiring quotes, tried-and-true creative exercises, and visual bursts of inspirations.

Awesome Design Plugins
All design plugins for Sketch, AdobeXD, Figma.

Beyond multiplayer: Building community together in Figma
A public space where you can now publish live design files that anyone in the world can inspect, remix, and learn from.

Spectrum, Adobe’s design system
Spectrum provides components and tools to help product teams work more efficiently, and to make Adobe’s applications more cohesive.

7 Tools for Building Your Design System in 2020
Some awesome tools for building a component design system and seeking better designer-developer collaboration.

UX Portfolio

Elaine Kim
Elaine is a Junior Product Designer and recent graduate from Academy of Art University.

Last But Not Least

Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?
It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

“One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new.”
— Harvey Mackay

Thanks to this issue’s sponsor:
Interaction Design Foundation