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Issue #137 — 16 Aug '17

Perfecting the pickup

Fetch yourself a drink and pour through Simon Pan’s detailed case study on redesigning the Uber pickup experience, including some success stats at the end there.

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Technology is hijacking our minds

An appeal to the architects of our digital world, where Time Well Spent encourages us to stop hijacking the minds of our users and instead put their best interests first.
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Tim Berners-Lee said “The power of the web is in its universality”, so Eva Ferreira has put together these simple but effective workflow considerations and processes to help us reach toward that universality.

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10 practical steps to create a predictable, accessible and harmonious typographic system

What process do you follow to define your headers, body text, etc? How do you determine how many type styles you need? How do you make sure all of these styles look harmonious to each other, and are predictable to use? Priyanka Godbole tackles these questions and more in this case study.

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Modular design strategy for UXers

Callie de Roussan helps us understand the UX perspective gaps in modular design models and finishes with a clear 5 step quick start guide on what you can do.

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How we designed Foursquare Swarm 5.0

Always good to get some insight from other teams’ product design processes, and here we have Greg Dougherty flying us through the process and learnings with Foursquare Swarm 5.0.

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Foundations of Interaction Design

Christina Wodtke passes on great lessons from teaching Interaction Design foundations, so she can go and teach weirder stuff instead.

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