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Issue 274


Are you asking enough from your design leaders?
A new breed of leaders can help companies unleash the business value of design.

Wait, do you really want to become a design manager?
Understanding the real motivations behind a designer’s desire of becoming a leader.

How We Designed an Internship Students Love
A project brief template and mentorship tips you can use to jumpstart your UX intern program.

How To Design Mobile Apps For One-Hand Usage
Bigger screen real estate presents newer challenges and opportunities for app makers and designers.

UX Workshops vs. Meetings: What’s the Difference?
Comparing the differences in purpose, scope, length, structure, and preparation time for workshops and meetings.


How To Conduct Great User Interviews!
Join the Master Class webinar with design strategist and co-author of Lean UX, Joshua Seiden!

You’ll learn all about how to conduct the most effective user interviews, and how to apply them towards your design practice. Even if you cannot make it for the live broadcast, register to get a recording to watch later! Your registration also includes a live Q&A with the speaker, so save your spot and learn all about UX interviews from one of its foremost practitioners.

Tools and Resources

Find, vote, save and share your favorite design tools.

iOS 13 Design Guidelines, Templates, and Downloads
Everything you need to know to create an iOS app that follows standard iOS 13 conventions.

Instant VR Prototyping in Adobe XD.

Responsive Website Test by Pastel
Test any website on desktop, mobile, and tablet.

LottieFiles for After Effects
A plugin that renders Lottie animations in real time from within After Effects.


Nancy Douyon – DesignBetter Podcast
Nancy’s unique perspective on how to approach product design for an audience that includes everyone.

UX Portfolio

Michael Wang
Michael is Head of Design at Northstar and recently shared his portfolio presentation with commentary.

Last But Not Least

What companies really want in a designer
The more diversity you build into your career path, the stronger you will be as a design leader.

“Every great design begins with an even better story.”
— Lorinda Mamo

Thanks to this issue’s sponsor:
Interaction Design Foundation