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Issue #97 — 19 Oct '16

Running productive design critiques

Gustavs Cirulis shares how Intercom’s design team avoid the perils of isolated design in this short but sharp piece on design critiques. 

LEVEL UP

Designing for short attention spans

Our attention spans are declining. What does it mean? Quick. Find out.

TICK TOCK

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26 Steps of Product & Dashboard Design

Jan Losert shares the long list of design considerations and process steps he’s honed during four years of dashboard design

STEP FORWARD

Benchmark Your UX at All Costs

“It is very difficult to fix or improve something when you don’t know what is wrong. Imagine taking your poorly-performing car to the mechanic and they ‘fix it’ without running any diagnostics or tests.”

TUNE IN

Yesterday Was The Same: Environment's Unchanging Impact and What Software Makers Can Learn From It

“What surrounds us, affects us. What we design, they say, designs us back. Environments are the silent wardens of almost everything.” A thoughtful long read by Akash Sharma.

READ ON

Giving Back to the Design Community

Facebook Design released a handy new iOS 10 UI kit and updated device frames and wrote this piece on why they feel it’s important to give back to the design community. 

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