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Issue #122 — 26 Apr '17

Shopify Polaris

Shopify announces their new design system, Polaris. Complete with components, visuals, a UI kit and more. 
TAKE A LOOK

A design lesson 3.5 billion years in the making

A reminder that products evolve and grow over time. Those drastic changes you're thinking of making? They may end up killing the product for good. 

READ ON INTERCOM

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The Future of Design Thinking in Enterprises

“Design thinking boosts the human element and empathy factor in the human-machine and machine-machine interaction. It can make conversational interfaces simplified and smarter by crafting better use cases.”

HAVE A THINK

Questions to ask as a new designer on the team

Facebook product designer Jason Cashdollar shares the mistakes he made as a new designer on the team. As a new team member, it’s easy to get excited and rush into getting hands-on in a project. However, perhaps it’s better to take a step back and ask some critical questions first.

WHAT TO ASK

Why designing for habits may be harmful and the underused alternative to try

Kristen Berman discusses the common desire to design new habits for users. Towards the end of the piece, Berman suggests it may be more beneficial to design for a one-time behavior that creates a big action instead.

FORGET HABITS

The researcher’s journey: leveling up as a user researcher

A guide on how to follow the path of research and upskill as a user researcher.

READ ON MEDIUM

Combatting unconscious bias in design

Without realizing it, biases can manifest themselves into our design decisions. How can we create systems that respond to diversity and measure the impact it will have on the end user?

READ FOR COMBAT?

Free Fonts Are Getting Better, But What Does That Mean?

We’re seeing more and more high quality, free fonts available on the web. With these fonts more accessible, what will the affect be on commercial typefaces?

THINK

A NOTE FROM US

 

Phew! There was quite a lot of digital product design news to deliver this week, thanks for reading.

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