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Issue 72


The Pain With No Name
The web has been around for over 20 years but Abby Covert writes that we’re not getting any better at information architecture.

Good UX designers must be fighters
Andrew Doherty, product designer at Google, gives tips on how to fight for your designs

It’s not the interface that makes the experience
If we are to design for experiences we need to move beyond the interfaces that empower and constrain those experiences.

How we used design research to launch The New York Times en Español
Juliette Melton writes how her team used coordinated research efforts to understand new readers, and build the best product and editorial experience possible.

User Intent Affects Filter Design
Results pages that refresh too soon or shift the page position disrupt the filtering process. Design filters and facets to offer a smooth user experience.

How one small change made by twitter could make you love more.
The small changes that turn a product from being a very good, usable product, to an excellent, world class product.

Tools & Resources

UX Assist
An iPhone app that provides workflows to designers comprising of activities related to user research, information architecture, interaction design and usability testing.

Top 50 Best Value UX Design Graduate Programs of 2016
A list of some of the best courses and programs for those interested in getting a degree in UX. Also check out the best alternative UX programs.

Chat UI kit for Photoshop and Sketch
Chat apps are all the range now. Here’s a free beautifully minimal UI kit for creating a chat app in Sketch and Photoshop.

Introducing Vector Networks
The folks designing Figma, the collaborative interface design tool, are reinventing something as fundamental as paths.


UX Showcase 2016
Videos from a one day event on improving user experiences to cut red tape and make government programs and services better and more accessible to the public.

UX and Comedy (Featuring Chelsey Delaney)
Funny person and Planned Parenthood UX lead Chesley Delaney discuss the importance of humor and humanity in the User Experience Design process.

UX Portfolio

Fabio Muniz
Fabio’s portfolio features 3 case studies showcasing his thought process, deliverables, and outcome.

Last But Not Least

This is what great UX looks like
Examples of great UX design and analyzing why they are successful.

“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”
— Elon Musk