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Issue 401


In praise of the spreadsheet
The enduring and essential interface breaks rules, wreaks havoc, and has a permanent place in our hearts.

Designing A Better Back Button UX
How to design a better back button UX and where to put those “Back” buttons in our interfaces.

The UX bootcamp model is broken
Why the UX bootcamps model is broken and how to fix it.

8 mental model design heuristics
Rules of thumb for producing learnable designs

Integrating Co-designers with Lived Experience
Tips on implementing co-design approaches into your design practice based on Stanford experience.

Tools and Resources

Generate translucent colors looking the same as their opaque counterparts when placed against the same background.

How to increase signup confirmation rates
Using the Sniper Link technique to increase email confirmation rate by 7%.

Color and Contrast
A comprehensive guide for exploring and learning about the theory, science, and perception of color and contrast.

UX Portfolio

Shalom Osahon
Shalom is Product design lead at MentalHappy and based in Nigeria.

UX Job

Founding Designer @ Complete (San Francisco)
Complete is looking for creative, thoughtful, and passionate team members to support their mission of making compensation more transparent.

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Last But Not Least

Why so serious? Corporate culture is killing the designer’s soul
How can we bring more playfulness into our work lives?

“Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem-solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.

—  Bob Baxley