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Issue #72 — 27 Apr '16
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Today we farewell resident pun-master Eileen, who is off on a South American cycling adventure. We’ll miss you! We also welcome Dave to Atomic who will join the Product Design Weekly editorial team. Enjoy.

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Bots won’t replace apps.
Better apps will replace apps.

Conversational UI’s aren’t always the optimal way to complete tasks. Dan Grover (Product Manager at WeChat) outlines their rise and provides examples of where they excel and where they fall short.

GET THE MESSAGE

How to be more organised while designing UI

Marek Minor details how he organises files for handover, and suggests a variable based approach to design to help tackle larger, complex systems.

READ ON MEDIUM

Things every designer needs to know about accessibility

We aren’t all designing for designers. We design for a diverse set of users with different needs and varying technologies for accessing information. These guidelines suggest constraints that ensure your designs can be enjoyed by all of your users.

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How designers can use unit testing to build resilient and happy design systems

Vox Product borrow a programming concept to test design patterns. New UI must pass tests for: uniqueness, reusability, statefulness, clarity, responsiveness and accessibility resulting in reusable and resilient design systems.

TAKE THE TEST

The lost art of visited links

Jeremy Thomas reminds us how useful :visited link states can be, and explores the psychology behind them.

Visit this

Lessons on design from a once and future analyst

Designer turned analyst Leah Buley shares what she learned in 18 months as a design researcher.

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TIPS FROM ATOMIC

Prototype faster with icon fonts

Icon fonts are great for rapid prototyping as you can quickly add fidelity to your concept without getting caught up in detail too early.

SEE HOW

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