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Issue 344


Dear young designer
If you feel like your designs are more like strung-together hacks, you’re on the right path.

Bringing markers back to UI design
The best design tool is not Figma, Sketch, or a pencil – it’s a marker.

Is UX Design for Me? How to know if you’ll be happy as a User Experience Designer
Pros and cons of being a UX designer.

An Introduction To Figma Interactive Components
Why Figma Interactive Components will improve how we create prototypes.

Local Navigation Is a Valuable Orientation and Wayfinding Aid
Local navigation indicates to users where they are and what other content is nearby in an information hierarchy.

How to minimize the side effects of your product?
3 key points to minimize the negative side effects of your product.

Tools and Resources

A no-code site builder using a simple interface.

Scale by Flexiple
Create unique illustrations for free and without attribution.

UX Portfolio

Steve Orchosky
Steve is completing his Master’s of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon.

Last But Not Least

Problems versus dilemmas: The complex trade-offs produced by social settings
How we might design for social settings—which present dilemmas with complex trade-offs—not problems with tidy solutions.

“I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.”
— Andre Dubus III