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Issue #107 — 12 Jan '17

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

If 2016 told us anything it’s that product and services have the power to influence some of the biggest issues and decisions in the world. As designers of products and services, what’s our responsibility for ensuring their integrity?

READ ON

Stop Brainstorming and Start Sprinting

Jake Knapp shares his thoughts on what’s broken about brainstorming and the ways GV’s sprint process tries to fix it. Also watch GV's Sprint Process in 90 Seconds, read about How to Run a Remote Design Sprint Without Going Crazy and make 2017 the year you try a design sprint.

READY, SET, GO

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Launch mode vs iterate mode

Intercom’s VP of Product shares his internal memo to his team about how they need to dramatically change the way they think and operate now their product has launched.
UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE

Lessons Learned: Why Newton Swears by Plain-Text Emails

Useful musings and examples of where and how plain-text emails can be better than heavily visual ones.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
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Web design isn’t becoming boring, and isn’t losing its soul

Drew Powers makes a case for why web design is much bigger than brochure-ware websites and why being boring might not be all bad.

VIVA LA WEB DESIGN

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

In case you missed this last year, get your head into the terminology and mechanics of machine learning with this nicely put together visual and animated introduction.

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NOTE FROM THE EDITORS

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