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Issue 297


The things of everyday design
A trip into the depths of interface design to shine a light on affordances.

Developing a North Star product experience
A North Star tells a vivid story about what your future vision is for a product.

Contributing to Our Design System: The (Happy) Tale of Creating a New Component
From being imagined in someone’s head to being added to the design system and ready for use by everyone.

We’re in a golden age of UX. Why is video chat still stuck in the ’90s?
Zoom doesn’t need to be awful. Lessons from video chat history.


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Tools and Resources

9 things you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Sketch
Some tips and tricks, gathered from the Sketch community and team.

Usability Testing: The Complete Guide
Everything you need to know to run usability tests and get actionable insights to create better user experiences.

A Guide for Working with Design Freelancers and Creative Studios
How to define your project needs, select the right creative partner, and create great work together.

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Next UX
A visual collaboration platform that helps the whole team point out bugs, add feedback, and propose visual ideas in one place.

UX Portfolio

Geri Reid
Geri is a UI and UX designer, working on design systems in London.

Last But Not Least

The Guide to Design
A free, self-guided class to help you take your first steps into digital product design.

“Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.”
— Naoto Fukasawa

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