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Issue #126 — 26 May '17

Why your design team should hire a writer

Designing the language and tone of your product is an important task. John Saito from Dropbox explains when and why you may want to consider hiring a writer for your design team.
BETTER WORDS

Meaningful Motion with Action Driven Animation

A must read for any prototyper, this article is packed with great examples that demonstrate the difference between state and action driven animation.

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Learn how Google reimagined over 2,000 emoji characters — all in the interest of expression.

No more blobs! Google finally ditches the blob emoji’s in favor of a more symmetrical illustration style. Take a look at their design process including everything from shape, symbol and color to facial expressions and outlines.

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Designing a Design Team

How the design team at Flexport scaled from a design team of one to a team of eight over three years.

HOW DID THEY GROW?

How to design Goldilocks user experiences by keeping these states in mind

As a designer, having empathy for users is key to creating a good experience. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND

UX Design for the Internet of Things

Designing for the Internet of Things? Here’s five principles to help you think outside the bounds of a screen.

THINK BEYOND

SHOWCASE

New YouTube Branding by Saffron

YouTube unveils their new branding (and a new design). Khoi Vinh takes a look at some of typographic considerations on the new brand.

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FROM ATOMIC

Powerful prototyping with Lists.Design & Atomic

A short tutorial on how to bring in data from Lists.Design into your Atomic prototypes to power-up your workflow.

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