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Issue #86 — 03 Aug '16

Virgin America's New App Puts A Travel Agent In Your Pocket

Virgin America releases a beta of their new travel booking app, and boy it looks good.

READ ON FAST CO.

We Made The Decision To Add Six More Steps To Our Onboarding — And It Worked

The design team at Drift tackled the common challenge of onboarding – “How can we make sure each step (no matter how many there are) have such a low threshold of effort that users will fly through it?”

STEP ONE

We also enjoyed...

Design Doesn’t Scale.

How the Spotify design team created a set of principles and guidelines to help them give constructive feedback during critiques.

READ THE PRINCIPLES

Hover is dead. Long live hover.

With so many touch devices entering the market, how long will it be before we lose the hover state altogether?

HOVER

Not designers. Not coders. Just builders.

A different perspective on the ‘designers should learn to code’ debate by Jarrod Drysdale.

DESIGNERS SHOULD...

Stop designing interfaces, Start designing experiences

"We don’t want our designers to spend any more time on interfaces, we want them to focus on the experience only."

START

Web design in 4 minutes

Learn the basic of web design in this fun and interactive website that shows you step by step the fundamentals.

START THE COUNTDOWN

FROM ATOMIC...

Lessons from our first workshop

Planning and running a workshop has a lot of hidden challenges. Here’s how we embraced organizing our first one.

WHAT WE LEARNED

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