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Issue #128 — 09 Jun '17

Design principle: Error & Forgiveness

We all make mistakes – maybe we press the wrong button or misunderstand the UI of a product. As designers of these products how can we ensure that error’s are not only clear but also forgiving?

OOPS

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Out of the (drop)shadows

From the design system on your phone to the operating system on your desktop, drop shadows are everywhere. Scott Jensen explores an alternative to achieving depth without the use of drop shadows.

VIEW THE ALTERNATIVE

How to Design Great UX for Sign Up Forms

Sign up forms can be confusing, tedious and needy. This article is packed with advice and tips on what/what not to do when it comes to designing a clear sign up experience.

SIGN UP

Samantha Zhang on Crafting Design Systems for Big Data

“As we enter this era of big data, we face a critical challenge: how do we create more robust, scalable designs that can adapt to different content inputs and edge cases?”

HOW?

On being an expert

Who’s really the expert? You or the user? A thought-provoking reflection piece on who the real expert is.

THE EXPERT IS...

Are float labels really that problematic after all?

A response by Matt Smith to the recent article on floating labels. In it, Smith questions whether the problems lie in the label, or the designer. 

IS IT SO BAD?

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