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Issue #143 — 28 Sep '17

Nachos: Trello's design system and favourite snack

Trello have laid out fine spread of tasty snacks for us all, including their core principles, visual design, interface components, branding, and resources. Tuck in.

MUNCH MUNCH

When collaboration becomes a chore

Okay, so how DO you keep a healthy balance between allowing for focused, deep work, and the need to foster collaboration? Some insights from Gustavs at Intercom.

STOP COLLABORATING AND LISTEN

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illustration of what might be going on in people's heads

Your Empathy Toolbox: Ensuring you design a product your users will need

How can you get inspired by people? Get into their minds. Feel what they feel? Posing some good wide questions here and then digging into techniques and tools.

GET INTO PEOPLE’S HEADS

Is UX getting better or worse?

Two steps forward, then one step back. Here’s Jakob Nielsen's keynote from the recent UX Conference in Copenhagen.

THE EGG CHAIR?
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An Overview Of The Most Common UX Design Deliverables

There are all manner of common useful UX deliverables and each of them can become an effective communication tool in the right context and with the right audience. Pick and choose!

TANGIBLE RECORDS

A ski resort used a 1-star review in its (brilliant) ads, so now I’m inspired

Are 1-star ideas as useless as they first appear? Copywriter Luke Trayser thinks not.

TOO ADVANCED

But sometimes links look like buttons (and buttons look like links)

Adam Silver has caught us mixing up our links with our buttons, and our buttons with our links. And ain’t happy about it. “When we talk about getting the small details right, this is the kind of thing that comes to mind.”

LET’S TALK

AND FINALLY...

Colour combinations

Khroma - The AI colour tool for designers

Ben just brought this gem to the table - it’s a colour combination generator and a bit of fun to use. See what you think.

GENERATE

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