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Issue #151 — 08 Dec '17

Running in Circles – Why Agile Isn’t Working and What We Do Differently

Is your version of agile just high-frequency waterfall? Ryan Singer describes the three practices Basecamp use to ship on time and in good health.

READ ON

The 4 Stages of 0->1 Products

New products never arrive fully formed, and often fall into the trap of chasing growth too early. Julie Zhou provides guidance on what to focus on during each of the four stages of a new product.

KNOW YOUR STAGE

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Interface

Could all design and prototyping tools read and write to a common file format, and one that could be directly used to create code? Bryn Jackson puts forward a proposal for an intermediary data format that could do just that.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION
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Design Systems Handbook

Learn how teams from Etsy, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Github and more created, maintain and govern their design systems.

READ THE HANDBOOK

Measuring and Quantifying User Experience

Matej Latin discusses balancing qualitative and quantitative data, and describes ways to add quantitative elements to 3 types of qualitative tests.

LEARN HOW

Customer Journey Maps - What They Are and How to Build One

A good intro to customer journey and experience mapping, with lots of examples from different products and companies.

GET MAPPING
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Behind the design work of Building Intercom

Brand designer Kyle Benson talks about taking risks and takes us through his approach to designing an “unapologetically nerdy” aesthetic for Intercom’s engineering event.

GET NERDY

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