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A bi-weekly hand-picked grass-fed locally-sourced list of the industry articles our creative technologists are currently reading. Topics include customer experience, design, marketing, business, finance, technology, media, and storytelling.



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March 11, 2019

Prototyping for Virtual Reality using Framer JS


Excerpts of some interaction considerations I learned of while prototyping for a Virtual Reality experience in Framer JS.

Source: UX Collective via Medium

Explore top companies’ design systems


UXPin launches Adele, a free, open source repository of pattern libraries.

Source: Creative Bloq

Designing Against Misinformation


Should you trust everything that you see, even if it comes from someone whom you don’t know well? If you’ve never heard of an article’s publisher, but the headline looks legitimate, is it?

Source: Facebook Design via Medium

Turning Design Mockups Into Code With Deep Learning


Within three years deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building software.

Source: Floyd Hub Blog

The UX of AI


If you aren’t aligned with a human need, you’re just going to build a very powerful system to address a very small — or perhaps nonexistent — problem.

Source: Google Design

Why Personas Fail


Personas are useful tools for UX work, so why do they often fail? Find out what pitfalls cause personas to fail, and how to avoid and overcome them.

Source: Nielsen Norman Group

Sketching in the Browser


Ask any team that works with a design system, and you’ll find the benefits are clear—designers and developers are more productive, products are more consistent, communication between disciplines is clearer.

Source: Seek via Medium

Your sketch library is not a design system


You can write words explaining how to properly use a toaster, draw pictures of toasters, and even create more efficient ways to draw pictures of toasters. But if you don’t have a functioning toaster, all that effort is for naught.

Source: Brad Frost Blog

More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value


As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often follow ten best practices.

Source: McKinsey

Why Your App Looks Better in Sketch


Exploring rendering differences between Sketch and iOS.

Source: Visual Design on Medium

Why our industry is paying more attention to Design Ops in 2018


Where design is a standalone entity and creative delivery stalls, the commercial and cultural impact across the organisation can be harmful.

Source: UX Collective via Medium

A Designer’s Guide to Perceived Performance


To the typical user, speed doesn’t only mean performance. Users’ perception of your site’s speed is heavily influenced by their overall experience, including how efficiently they can get what they want out of your site and how responsive your site feels.

Source: Medium
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