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Issue 348


Designing the best possible solution
Our job as digital creators is to identify the trade-offs and constraints that will enable us to select the best possible solution for any given problem.

Defining the WHAT and WHY of Design Principles
Diving into what design principles are and why they are important.

Designing a scalable design organization
A structure for a scalable design organization that has worked and delivered high quality results, especially in an enterprise setting.

Introducing yourself without saying your title
Why you may want to introduce yourself without your job title or level of seniority.

Frustrating Design Patterns: Disabled Buttons
How can we make disabled buttons more inclusive, when do they work well, and what are some alternatives.

Tools and Resources

User Interface Museum
Explore how UI design evolved over time.

Kid Pix
An iconic piece of early 90’s kid-friendly desktop art software now available on the web.

How I use FigJam to track my career growth
A designer’s tool to document their progress and learning.

UX Portfolio

Dorcas Lin
Doras is an experience designer with a very creative portfolio site.

Your UX Portfolio — Make it stand out
When you create your portfolio, always keep in mind what you are naturally good at and what kind of value you can provide to the organization.

Last But Not Least

Watching the Olympics has been a UX nightmare
Broadcast monopolies have created the hellscape that is just trying to watch the Olympics.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career… I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan