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Issue 67


The Year in Design
A year in design review by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Digital Product Design Principles
Twelve design principles Wouter de Bres wrote for his team to help make design decisions.

Small is Beautiful: Why Desktop UX still has something to teach Mobile
Scott Jenson writes that focusing we are so in love with flashy UX features that we ignore the deep impact of the proven and the mundane to create powerful UX experiences.

Mobile Web vs. Native Apps or Why You Want Both
The Web is for audience reach and native apps are for rich experiences. Both are strategic and valuable.

Preventing the Executive Swoop and Poop with Design Sprints
When an organization integrates design sprints into projects, they see a dramatic decrease in outside influencer disruptions and an increase in their design quality.

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future
Designer leaders at top companies predict what the next generation of UX designers might be doing.

‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You
Design thinking not only can help create better designs but can help create the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better.

Jedi Principles of UI Animation
Why, when, and how to use animation in your UI, what UX Choreography is, and what all of this has to do with Star Wars.

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Tools & Resources

Crafting Your UX Portfolio
Paul and Britney Mederos put together a weekend guide to help you put together your UX portfolio.

Devices – Facebook Design Resources
The Facebook design team released a set of design resources of popular devices.

How to Run an Empathy & User Journey Mapping Workshop
A primer on two popular design workshop techniques by Harry Brignull.

Design Workflow with Sketch
A new free e-course on how to improve your design workflow with Sketch.


How to Make Sense of Any Mess
Abby Covert has made her book about information architecture for everybody available online.

Giveaway: Conference Pass to the O’Reilly Design Conference 2016
Designer Hangout has teamed up with O’Reilly to give away one bronze conference pass to The O’Reilly Design Conference, January 20th-22nd in San Francisco.

UX Portfolios

Alexey Ivanov
Alexey Ivanov is an innovation designer with a background in UX. His portfolio mixes in his design work and provides case studies of each.

UX Jobs

Director of User Experience at CustomInk (Fairfax, VA)
CustomInk seeks a Director of UX to lead the team who design and craft the experience used by millions of people to design, organize, and purchase custom t-shirts.

Last But Not Least

Fight For UX
The first five principles of UX plus take an oath to fight For UX.

“Every great design begins with an even better story.”
— Lorinda Mamo