Rachel Truong

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A comprehensive reading list for and by designers

We asked some of our favorite designers to recommend the book that inspired them the most this past year.The post A comprehensive reading list for …

2016 Design Salary and Tools Survey

Executive Summary<p>THE 2016 DESIGN SALARY SURVEY investigates the tools, tasks, and compensation of designers, UX specialists, and others in the design …

Project Management

Designing Facebook Collage

A journey in design & storytelling<p>A little more than a year ago I joined the Facebook Photos team with the goal of exploring what could be the future …

UX Design

Building your design portfolio? Here are 8 things I wish I’d known.

Two years ago, I was finishing my last semester of college, and preparing for the seminal moment in a design student’s life: portfolio reviews, and …

UX Design

The 28 best tools for choosing a colour scheme

The web is absolutely chock-full of colour scheme tools that promise to help you reach colour nirvana. Not all tools are created the same, though, …

Tutorials

The 15 Best UX Podcasts to Keep You on Top of Your Game

What are the best UX podcasts?A friend asked me this question recently, and I wanted to put together a list of my favorites.I personally love …

Combining Fonts | Hoefler & Co.

A palette with <b>wit</b><p>Use typefaces with <i>complementary moods</i> to evoke an upbeat, energetic air.<p>It’s the interplay between fonts that gives them energy. The …

Typography

How To Design A Website With Emotional Impact

We humans try to convince ourselves that we are rational beings, who make choices based on logic. In truth, we are highly <b>emotional</b> ones. The harder …

UI Design

28 Top Dribbble Tools, Apps and Resources

Dribbble is a goldmine of talent, showcasing the work of some of the best designers, typographers and illustrators in the world. Creative types share …

Content Modelling: A Master Skill

In “Tinker, Tailor, Content Strategist,” which runs concurrently in this issue, I asked you about content strategy master skills, which hardly seems …

Web Design

Des Traynor, Intercom at Business of Software Conference 2013 - Product Strategy is About Saying No

Prototypes.pdf

A Stakeholder Interview Checklist

<i>This is an excerpt from from Kim Goodwin’s excellent Designing for the Digital Age. It is quite long, so we’ve broken it into several sections. Many</i> …

Introducing Silver : Lightweight Mobile Prototyping in Sketch 3

Silver is a combination of an iOS app, a Mac app, and a Sketch Plugin that seamlessly communicate with each other to make your mobile design process …

Prototyping

City as Interface - AIGA/NY

MAKING THE CITY PANEL DISCUSSION City as Interface<p>Discussing how technology is reshaping how citizens, policy, design, and government interact with …

What Skills Does a Newly Qualified Designer Need?

If you’re going to graduate this year or if you’re in your first job; you’ll be wondering what you can do to improve your chances of progressing on …

New York | Membership & Events Space

The Grid System: Building a Solid Design Layout

Now that we’ve seen some grids at work in the Rule of Thirds article, let’s examine them a little more deeply. As a concept that deals so …

Interaction Design

Storytelling for UX: Designing with experience plotting

Storytelling for UX: Designing with experience plotting from Storytelling for User Experience

Everyone needs a portfolio: a workshop

Whether you are a designer, a developer, a marketer, a student or anything in between - in today's creative job market every differentiator will count towards getting the job. Gone are the days of being able to talk over your future employer's head, just showing the latest deliverable you are …

3D Touch on iPhone 6S: Embrace the Force

<b>Summary:</b> The iOS gesture poses some physical challenges for users. Designers should take advantage of it to enhance the user experience by making …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

3 things poor interfaces and zombies have in common

1. They don’t respond to any external stimuli<p>According to the Zombie Apocalypse wiki this is especially true for zombie type 0, which although …

Walking

You are the best user researcher ever

<i>On the ground tips and tricks for teams new to conducting user interviews, including: formulating useful questions, the best ways to clarify and</i> …

UX Design

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Making Learning Easy by Design

How Google’s Primer team approached UX<p>How can design make learning feel like less of a chore?<p>It’s not as easy as it sounds. Flat out, people usually …

UX Design

Prototyping App Marvel Acquires Design Tool Plexi

Marvel, the U.K. startup that lets you turn sketches into mobile and web app “prototypes”, has acquired design and animation tool Plexi. Terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed. However I understand that as part of the acquisition, Plexi co-founder Colm Tuite is joining Marvel to develop …

Prototyping

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …

UX Design

The Design Studio Method - Todd Zaki Warfel

Butterick’s Practical Typography

Butterick’s<br>Practical<br>Typography<p>Newest Are two spaces better than one?Typography in ten minutessummary of key rulesForeword by Erik …

Typography