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Issue 77

Big week as Adobe publicly launched Experience Design CC. Not to be outdone, InVision announced they acquired Silver Flows, the tool that lets you prototype within Sketch. Which one will you use?

– Kenny


8 Unintuitive Lessons on Being a Designer
Julie Zhuo reflects back about what she has learned the past decade and offers advice to grow.

Describing Personas
Indi Young says keep the well-researched persona and replace those demographic descriptions with descriptions of the underlying reasoning.

Ford’s Quest To Remake Itself Into A Master Of UX
Ford is now trying to recast itself as a company built around user experience and trying to design its cars through the customer’s eyes.

Design decisions: Junk drawers and dark corners
Pay attention to what you’re putting in those dark corners and junk drawers of your app.

Designing With the User’s Context in Mind
Design and content are not enough to create a great user experience if we do not also consider the user’s context.

How To Integrate Motion Design In The UX Workflow
Strategy for integrating animation in the UX workflow.

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Tools & Resources

Adobe Experience Design CC (Preview)
Design and prototype websites and mobile apps all in one app.

iOS 9.3 iPhone UI Kit for Illustrator & Sketch
Really detailed and up-to-date kit for the upcoming iOS 9.3 release. Plus it’s free!

Share, discuss and find your team’s design work.

Mobile UI animations found in the wild.

Google Design Bottom navigation Guidelines
Android apps might soon look more like iOS apps as Google has updated their Material Design guidelines to include the previously frowned upon bottom navigation tabs.

Lookback USB
Record any Apple device screen with just a Mac and a USB cable. – The User Interface Database
Specific, searchable examples of UI from around the web.

User Experience Design & Research Jargons
A list of user experience design jargon, along with their meaning.


How Airbnb designs for trust
Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, talks about how good design helps foster community and connection instead of isolation and separation.

Principles of Mobile App Design
Google’s UX Research Lead Jenny Gove takes you through 25 principles to build an app that helps users achieve what they’re looking to do. You can also download it as a PDF.

UX Portfolios

Robbie Manson
Robbie is a product designer at Facebook in London. His portfolio has well written case studies that show his process and deliverables.

UX Jobs

User Experience Designer at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)
Qualcomm is looking for a UX designer for both web and mobile projects in sunny San Diego.

Last But Not Least

Designer’s Block
Helping designers with creative block.

“To simplify complications is the first essential of success.”
— George Earle Buckle

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