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Issue #85 — 27 Jul '16

Defining Product Design: A Dispatch from Airbnb's Design Chief

What are some of the main challenges holding our profession back? Alex Schleifer examines what’s required to create a more receptive environment for design professionals.

READ THE DISPATCH

Building a New Illustration Style for Shopify

Shopify takes on the challenge of building a new illustration style. Take a look behind the scenes at their design process and how they creating a memorable and empowering experience.

SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS

Design how you design

‘Artboard 23 Copy Copy’ sound familiar? Learn about semantic design versioning – a practice used by the Intercom design team to instill meaning and order in their work.

READ ON INTERCOM

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Pokémon Go: Designing augmented reality games for mobile

“Thinking in game design is also understanding the logic…how do you pack the space in a room, how do you make sense of different surfaces and make the characters work within the architecture?”

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Design Is Mainly About Empathy

How can we create design solutions that are familiar and easy to understand by those who use it? 

SPOILER: WITH EMPATHY

What makes good Design Culture?

Braden Kowitz talks about 3 cultural values necessary for great design culture.

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Graphical User Interface as a Reflection of the Real World: Shadows and Elevation

From pseudo 3D to flat design and all in between – take a look at the evolution of GUI’s.

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Using masks in animation

Using masks in Atomic can take your animations to the next level. Learn three ways to use masks in your next prototype.

PUT YOUR MASK ON

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