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Issue #66 — 16 Mar '16

Chrome Music Lab

This series of fun Chrome experiments lets you explore how music works. (Kandinsky is our favourite!)

PRESS PLAY

How to build and care for your own sassy, quirky, funny interface robot

“Developing a quirky presence in your UI content is neither quick nor simple and it’s risky business.” Before writing your next bit of interface copy, or trying to emulate the pitch perfect personality of Slack, check out this great piece by Amy Thibodeau.

SMART VS SASSY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

A new typeface for PayPal

Type designer Kris Sowersby dives into the design process behind PayPal’s new screen-first custom typeface, and explains why it’s unique in the world of tech and products. 

DELIGHT IS IN THE DETAILS

The same link twice on the same page: Do duplicates help or hurt?

We’ve probably all weighed this up at some point. See what Nielsen Norman Group have to say on the matter. (Spoiler: They hurt)

SEEING DOUBLE

Design details: Stripe dashboard

Brian Lovin takes stock of Stripe’s dashboard app for iOS, highlighting some slick interactions and details.

TAKE THE TOUR

The centrality of design with Josh Brewer

Josh Brewer discusses the benefits of prototyping, the value of design in leadership positions, infusing a company with design and the power of sketching together (with red sharpies).

SIT BACK AND WATCH

WHAT WE'VE BEEN WRITING

The hungry designer

Every software team has one. Good teams have a few. Great teams are packed with them.

FEAST ON THIS

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