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Issue #59 — 27 Jan '16

Motion with meaning: Semantic Animation in Interface Design

This article explores ‘semantic animation’ and can help ensure your animations are working together to communicate your interface, rather than confuse it.

Move this way

Product principles: read receipts

Intercom demonstrate the amount of thinking behind a seemingly simple feature.

GET INSIDE INTERCOM

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce

Hashtag inventor coins new phrase: ‘Conversational Commerce’ (aka ‘messaging’). Goes on to detail the landscape, recent events and expectations for the year. Spoiler: it’s a big one.

GET A MESSAGE

Green 2.0

Remember when Spotify changed their green? What an uproar. This post from Brad Simpson at Medium on refining their palette shows how much goes into a change like this at scale.

GREEN WITH ENVY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Susan Kare & John Gruber — Layers 2015

Renowned icon and type designer Susan Kare discusses her work at Apple and beyond.

WATCH THE TALK

Back to the future in 2016

A List Apart asked a bunch of designers what they wanted to learn and work on in 2016, and found the answers fell into four categories: design, insight, tools and work.

TAKE A LOOK

Writing killer product copy

A good word goes a long way. Make it simple and sound like something a human would say.

GET STARTED HERE

NEW FROM US

An insider’s view on design tools

The past, present and future of design tools is something we discuss a lot at Atomic. This post shares some of our thinking about what’s been happening in the design tools space and what lies ahead.

READ ON MEDIUM

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