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Issue 75


Four Things Great Designers Care About
All great designers care about people, the craft, the why, and authenticity.

Limiting Your Tools Makes You A Better Designer
Tobias van Schneider says to increase your creativity by limiting your tools or creating your own constraints and limitations.

Microsoft’s Experimental Keyboard Aims To Solve A Major Mobile UX Problem
Microsoft is experimenting with keyboard ribbons as a solution to multitasking between apps.

How to Manufacture Desire
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, writes that habit-forming companies will increasingly decide which products and services succeed if the market.

What is Product Design?
A summarized transcript from the first lecture of the Intro to Digital Product Design course at Cornell University.

Getting (Dis)Connected: Shallow Interaction Design For Deeper Human Experiences
Shallow interaction design promotes surface-level interactions with technology devices to minimize distraction.

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Tools & Resources

The Complete List of User Experience (UX) Resources & Tools
Over 100 links to the best UX books, courses, newsletters, and tools out there. If you need more, check out my curated list of UX resources.

Digest is a community for you to write, share & learn about all things UX.

Sketch Sheets
Printable device sketch sheet templates for UX & UI designers.

Peek in
Peek in shows you what your users are doing in real time, so you always knows what’s going on.

Motion Sound
We often don’t take into account sound when designing experiences. Here is 2100+ hand-crafted sounds for designers.

tvOS Design
Apple TV app designs & patterns for inspiration on your next project.

Create prototypes on-the-go on mobile devices and easily export your artboards to Sketch.


It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere.
Don’t know whether to push or pull? A look into Norman doors featuring Don Norman.

UX Portfolios

Karen Li
Karen’s case studies show selected work that focus on her process.

UX Jobs

Senior Visual Designer – UX Team at MaxPoint – Morrisville, NC
MaxPoint is searching for an enthusiastic Senior Visual Designer to join their multidisciplinary UX team.

Last But Not Least

Using your UX Design skills on the one product that needs it most
We use our skills every day to design products people love but we should also apply those skills to ourself.

“Usability is like love. You have to care, you have to listen, and you have to be willing to change. You’ll make mistakes along the way, but that’s where growth and forgiveness come in.”
— Jeffrey Zeldman

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