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Issue 50


Emotional Intelligence in Design
As UX designers, we design with the best intentions but sometimes things can go terribly wrong. Beth Dean, designer at Facebook, writes that we need to start designing our products to be aware of emotions.

The Illusion of Time
Time is the most valuable and limited resource we have. Adrian Zumbrunnen writes about how time perception shapes user experience. For another time related article, check out a summer intern’s UX project on seeing how long users were willing to wait.

How I Increased Lonely Planet’s In-App Purchase Revenue By 30%
A case study which uses classic consumer psychology of price comparing to make one options more attractive than the others.

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die
Favoring security too much over the experience will make your product a pain to use and it might not even be more secure.

Preventing User Errors: Avoiding Unconscious Slips
Users are often distracted from the task at hand, so prevent unconscious errors by offering suggestions, utilizing constraints, and being flexible.

How to Design Award-Winning Websites
Lasse Kristensen gives a list of things to keep in mind when designing great, engaging digital experiences

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Tools & Resources

Adaptive Path
Adaptive Path unveiled their new site this week with a decade’s worth of videos, articles and learnings.

Making a Product Designer
A free e-course by Scott Hurff and InVision to learn the technical skills and thought patterns it takes to design amazing products.

Flinto for Mac
It seems there is a new prototyping tool released each week. This week, Flinto came out with a tool that allows you to create anything from simple tap-through prototypes, to comprehensive prototypes with impressive interactions.

Lightning Design System
A collection of design patterns, components, and guidelines for creating unified UI in the Salesforce ecosystem.

iOS 9 GUI for Sketch
A 100% vector Sketch file of iOS 9 components from Meng To.

A new tool in beta that allows you to design and collaborate in your browser.


UI Talks
A collection of UX design related conference talks all in one place.

What the Hell is UX Strategy?!
The keynote to SoCal UX Camp 2015 where Jamie Levy breaks down her framework for understanding how to apply lightweight empirical techniques to the practice of UX Design.

Madison+ UX 2015
Videos from last month’s conference where agile design meets elegant function.

UX Portfolios

Patrick Dugan
Patrick is a product designer for Nextdoor. His portfolio has case studies which gives a project summary, process, artifacts, images, results, and even future improvements.

UX Events

Mobile UX London (Nov 20th, 2015)
Happy to be a partner for this one day conference for people passionate about mobile and user experience.

Last But Not Least

Death to Bullshit
Turn it on in the top right corner and see the magic happen.

“Customers always know what’s wrong. They can’t always tell you what they want, but they always can tell you what’s wrong.”
— Carly Fiorina

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