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Issue #144 — 06 Oct '17

Photon Design System

Liking this design system model for the Firefox ecosystem. Loving that it includes Copy guidelines too.

AUTHENTIC VOICE

Evolving the Dropbox brand

What are your thoughts on the new Dropbox brand work?
EXPLORE

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What everyone gets wrong about stakeholders

Melissa Perri lays out some fair advice on how to work with your internal stakeholders effectively.

HUMAN NATURE

Instacart’s Lead Product Designer on Creating A Design System

Kim-Mai Cutler gets Jordan Staniscia to share some insight and lessons from Instacart’s three attempts to bring together a design system.

LESSONS LEARNED

Material Design Awards 2017

Google showing some material love and recognizing best-in-class designs from around the community.

CHECK IT

Design Sprints by Jake Knapp

“By focusing on a single problem for a week with a committed team, they were able to get to the crux of the problem much more quickly. Jake has been trying to design a perfect week to ensure this ever since.”

PROCESS
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3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve

Katharine Schwab builds a compelling case on how AI is in desperate need of designers. “We need designers asking questions–does this meet users’ needs?”

AI NEEDS YOU

Designers Aren’t Prepared To Make AI – Here’s How To Get Ready

A followup by Katharine Schwab, on John Zimmerman's assertions that many UX designers are utterly unprepared to design the new wave of AI-centered interfaces.

YOU'RE NOT READY

A Five Minute Guide to Better Typography

A light and playful run through typographic basics, which thankfully including a note on keming.

S P A C I N G

LATEST FROM ATOMIC

A look at Atomic's new sketch plugin settings

We’ve made some big improvements to Atomic’s Sketch plugin. You can now sync your Sketch artboards with Atomic, and layers will remain editable wherever possible. We’ve also added a few layer-name prefixes to let you customise the sync (includes SVG).

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