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Issue #133 — 19 Jul '17

10 things they didn’t tell you about design management

The truth about design management from Alastair Simpson, design manager at Atlassian. Spoiler – it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.

THE TRUTH

A Design System Grammar

There’s no point having a pantry full of ingredients if you don’t know what works well together. The same can be said for a design system. Dan Eden explores design grammar – a set of rules for how atomic components can be used together. 

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Connectivity, Culture, and Credit

With millions of people yet to come online for the first time Google takes a look at how designers can show more empathy for first-time internet users in emerging markets.

CONNECTING

10Clouds – Digital Product Design Book

A free ebook that explores the product design process, cooperation within a design team and design factors in product development.

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Human-Centered Machine Learning

A long but valuable read on how to stay focused on the user when designing with machine learning. 

STAY FOCUSED

Contrast

A new macOS app for quick access to WCAG color contrast ratios – great for testing color ratios in your design process.

DOWNLOAD ON THE MAC APP STORE

Virtual Reality Won’t Work Without Great UX Designers

The VR industry needs more designers, because without them it doesn’t work.

STAND UP

Send me problems, not wireframes

How many times have you been sent a powerpoint from a client with detailed wireframes and sketches of what they want? 

TOO MANY

FROM ATOMIC

On Envato: Learn How to Create a Prototype in Atomic

Looking to brush up your Atomic skills? Take this new tutorial on Envato which walks you through creating a high-fidelity prototype.

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