UX Weekly 191
Change is hard. I’m a big believer that putting yourself in uncomfortable situations allows you to grow. My challenge for you this week is to get out of your comfort zone and make yourself uncomfortable - learn a new skill, meet new people, or change your routine. I’d love to hear how it goes.
From First Mile To Nth: Onboarding Beyond User Onboarding
Why the nth mile matters just as much as the first.
How to Test Visual DesignWhen evaluating fonts, colors, and other visual details, assess both aesthetic impressions and behavioral effects.
10 insights into user-centered growth designSome valuable growth design practices picked up at Dropbox.
Tips for designers to become better copywritersAs designers, what can we do to become better at writing copy for user interfaces?
Why Design Thinking is failing and what we should be doing differentlyThe art of problem-solving, thinking outside of the box and craftsmanship is dying in certain areas of the digital arena.
This is all you need to know to conduct a UX SurveyHow to design them, advantages, disadvantages and how to increase participation.
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TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Figma 3. 0A major update to Figma that adds styles, updates to prototyping, and more.
Zeplin 2. 0Zeplin has updated with new features and improvements including components, renaming assets, a revamped interface and more.
Sketch Beta 51The next version of Sketch featuring library styles, fixed header/footer in prototypes, and other enhancements.
Inspect by AbstractInspect provides one place to access the information needed to implement any design.
The films, books, and podcasts that inspire design leadersA list of books, podcast, film, and more that inspire design leaders.
TwemojiTwitter’s open source emoji featuring 2,841 emojis for free
UserLook RecorderRemote user testing videos w/ just a link.
Studio ShortcutsA list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Invision Studio.
The Ultimate Sketch Resource ArchiveSketch kits, companion tools, plugins, learning resources and more.
CenteredA video series exploring human-centered design, hosted by Google’s Yasmine Evjen.
Agatha TutiaAgatha is a Master in Human-Computer Interaction Design candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle.
UX Designer at Cloudvirga - Irvine, CACloudvirga is looking for a UX Designer that wants to disrupt the mortgage industry and design intuitive experiences for homebuyers, realtors and lenders.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Five rants from a cranky designerLong, tedious rants are boring…so here are five short ones after two decades in design.
“Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities - to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work. ”— Klaus Schwab