Resources

Inside Design: BBC.COM

15 September 2015

As the world’s largest news website – BBC.com publishes international stories about everything from breaking news, to entertainment, politics, science, and sports.

Design Inside Stories

Seven Properties Of Effective Messages

1 September 2015

The messages you send to customers need to work hard and work fast if they’re to engage with any real purpose. Attention is fleeting, your customers are busy and the swathes of digital detritus we’re hit with each and every minute are effortlessly filtered out.

Communications Customer Engagement Messaging

How Designers Use Data to Get to the Truth

25 August 2015

Sensors, cameras and open data sets mean we’re learning more about people’s behaviour than ever before. That’s reshaping the design and innovation process.

design data data-driven

New Employee Onboarding: Best Practices For New Hires

18 August 2015

When it comes to new hires, it isn’t all just handshakes and health insurance forms.

Onboarding Hiring Best Practices

Managing Unconscious Bias

11 August 2015

There are different forms of unconscious bias that can prevent us from cultivating an inclusive and innovative workplace...

Workplace Culture

Spatial Interfaces

04 August 2015

I think spatially, and so do you.

Design UI UX Product

Tips for launching a product from the founder of Product Hunt

28 July 2015

Five questions for Ryan Hoover

Product Tips

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

21 July 2015

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input...

UI UX Design Mobile

Product Leadership Rules to Live By From My Experience at Pandora

13 July 2015

A hands-on guide to practice your product leadership skills. A must-read for all PMs out there!

Product Leadership

The Laws of Shitty Dashboards

06 July 2015

"There are already a lot of shitty dashboards out there. Please save the planet, don’t create more."

Dashboards UI

The Right Questions Get Actionable Answers

30 June 2015

How to get the most valuable insights from interviewing users.

Research

How to create personas from Google Analytics data

23 June 2015

Creating meaningful personas powered by Google Analytics.

Analytics Personas

The Joys and Benefits of Working as a distributed team

16 June 2015

Working remotely... how does it feel and how can you make it work? Some thoughts from Buffer.

Team Culture

Growth Hacking Uber

09 June 2015

Growth hacking is about smart product development first and foremost.

Growth Product

Leveraging Social Proof For Growth

08 June 2015

Lessons learned from Venmo.

Growth

9 bad reasons for a website redesign

07 June 2015

All too often, a total redesign is a blanket solution to specific problems.

Website Design

Baseline grids in web / UI design

06 June 2015

An overview of what baseline grids are, how to use them, and why they're so good at tightening up your designs.

UI Design Tutorial

Invisible design: why is less more?

05 June 2015

The hardest-working designers — and some of their best design decisions — are the ones you don’t even notice.

Aesthetic Product Design

If it's important, don't hack it

04 June 2015

Meaningful growth based on meaningful metrics

Growth Product

Why cards are the future of the web

03 June 2015

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.

Web Design Future

The Dribbblisation of Design

02 June 2015

There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community.

Product Interaction Design

The Quest for the Perfect Journey and the Evolution of Humankind

01 June 2015

Citymapper launches 5.0 on Android, with GO, Smart Notifications and Wear

UX UI Design Wearables

Can Designers Steal the Best Pricing Techniques From Restaurants?

24 May 2015

First tip: take off that dollar sign from your prices.

Design Business

A New Formula for Quantitative UX Decision Making

23 May 2015

A method for making data-driven product decisions.

UX Data

Jeff Gothelf On Design As a Hypothesis

22 May 2015

Lean UX is everywhere. Here are some interesting critiques of the framework.

Lean UX

Startups, this is how design works

21 May 2015

A helpful guide for non-designers.

Design Startup

6 Myths About Data-Driven Design

20 May 2015

What does data-driven really mean?

Design

It's Time to Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass

19 May 2015

New-gen boarding pass. If only!

UX

Style Guide Best Practices

18 May 2015

Things to consider when devising your style guide.

UI

User is the King

17 May 2015

A series of articles dedicated to web product User Experience.

UX Principles

Hiring Your First Product Manager

16 May 2015

As a technical or product-focused CEO/founder of a growing company, a challenge one eventually faces is making that first product manager hire..

product management tech

Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Lean Startups

15 May 2015

“Make nothing more than a minimum viable product and iterate their way to success.”

lean startup

Slack’s design is not secret sauce

14 May 2015

Design is important, but it’s not enough

design product

Google Ventures’ 6-step Design Process

13 May 2015

"How we revamped our entire product in less than a week."

Redesign Process

Four Common User Interface Patterns You Should Be Using

12 May 2015

Which ones are you using?

UI Patterns

Minimum & Viable not “Rough”

11 May 2015

MVPs live at the intersection of valuable, usable and feasible. They don't mean rough, sloppy products!

Product MVP

The Problem of Identifying Design With Problem Solving

10 May 2015

What's wrong with framing user needs in terms of problems and solutions.

Process

The Bottom Line Value of Design

09 May 2015

Did you know that a $1 investment in usability returns $10 to $100?

Design

How to Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

08 May 2015

UI design for the human eye.

Design Interface

Designing Products That Scale

06 May 2015

The design system and style guide behind Salesforce1.

Product

Tomorrow's Social Products

05 May 2015

"The lock screen is the new newsfeed!"

Product Social

Celbsite: Madonna

04 May 2015

Some UX design principles explained through Madonna's website.

UX Principles

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide to the Tech Industry

03 May 2015

A primer on the different design roles in the tech industry.

Design Team

From Google Ventures: 4 Steps For Combining The Hacker Way With Design Thinking

02 May 2015

The Google Venture superstar design team shares some of its recipes for baking good design.

Design Process

Is Design Metrically Opposed?

01 May 2015

One of Jared Spool's latest talks. Enjoy!

Design

Before you Hire a Designer

30 April 2015

What you need to know before growing your design team.

Team Hiring

Engineer Eric Muntz on the 2013 MailChimp Redesign

29 April 2015

A glimpse behind-the-scenes of the MailChimp's interface redesign.

Redesign Team

7 Typography Sins of a Product Page

28 April 2015

Are you guilty?

Design Typography

Guerrilla Research Tactics and Tools

27 April 2015

Research smart, research fast.

UX Research Feedback

Thoughts on Mobile App Unbundling & the User Experience

26 April 2015

To unbundle (your apps) or not to unbundle. That is today's question.

Mobile UX

Connecting with Customers Through Experience Maps

25 April 2015

Learn how to map and improve your customer’s experience across multiple touch points.

UX Empathy

What is Strategy?

24 April 2015

Defining strategy can be tricky. This UX thought of the day might illuminate some of the word's facets.

UX

Developing a UX Practice of Practicing

23 April 2015

What's the key to become a better product designer? Practice, in order to build UX muscle memory.

UX Practice

Testing for Presence in an Invisible Interface

22 April 2015

Don't forget to test accessibility!

Research

Five Factors for Successful Persona Projects

21 April 2015

How to bring your personas to life.

Personas

The Redesign of the Design Process

20 April 2015

"The user researcher’s role has changed. It used to be about running studies. Now it’s about growing the team’s understanding of their users."

UX Design Process

The 10 Mistakes in Web Design

19 April 2015

"Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be."

Design

Mobile User Experience: Limitations and Strengths

18 April 2015

How to turn the phone's constraints into strengths.

Mobile UX

How to Design for iPhone 6 Plus

17 April 2015

"Despite what anyone might say to the contrary, size does matter."

Mobile Design

7 Tips for Designing Apps for Women

16 April 2015

"Many newbies developing apps for women fall into the trap of assuming users like the apps that are already out there."

UX Empathy

Hypothesis driven UX design

15 April 2015

The value of design changes when you enable whole teams to learn instead of just looking at pretty mockups

UX Design

One Magic Formula to Calculate User Experience?

14 April 2015

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could figure out a formula to calculate what the UX of your product is?

UX

The Principles of UX Choreography

09 April 2015

The intersection of Disney and UX and why learning how to draw Mickey Mouse will change how you approach design.

UX Principles

The Full-stack Employee

08 April 2015

"Full stack employees have an insatiable appetite for new ideas"

Team Culture

From Counting Steps to Changing Behavior

07 April 2015

Four design principles to build more human-centered, sticky, and successful self-tracking services.

Design Principles

Great Designs Should Be Experienced and Not Seen

06 April 2015

"The better the design, the more invisible It becomes". Musings from 2009.

Design Principles

Considerations When Conducting User Research In Other Countries: A Brazilian Case Study

05 April 2015

How to bake in cultural differences in your user research.

UX Research Feedback

MailChimp Lessons Learned

04 April 2015

Hear members of the MailChimp's design team talking about the redesign of the interface.

Redesign Team

Design in Tech Report 2015

3 April 2015

Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley

Design Tech

Living Design System

2 April 2015

An approach for delivering a consistent design cross-platform.

Design Digital

Being a Product Design Scientist

1 April 2015

A workflow for rapid, hypothesis-driven design cycles

Product Design

Accessible Interface Design

31 March 2015

On designing with accessible color contrast ratios

interface design

How Spotify Builds Products

29 March 2015

Think it, Built it, Ship it, Tweak it... and do it again!

Process Agile

Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings

28 March 2015

"In theory, this meeting should have all the energy and opening salvo of the Superbowl"

Team Process

Designing for Empathy and Retention

27 March 2015

Five lessons from an intimate evening with IDEO’s top designers.

Design Process Team

A Design Journey — from Prototype to Dreamforce

26 March 2015

Find out how the Salesforce UX team built a new-gen Internet-of-Things (IoT) experience.

UX Team Process

How to Draw Quick, Useful UI Sketches

25 March 2015

Sketching helps everyone get on the same page. So... just do it!

Sketching UI Prototype

How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for Your Product

24 March 2015

Google's HEART framework can help

UX Metrics Data

A Product Manager’s Musings

23 March 2015

Sit with engineers, never lose touch, ship products and make customers happy.

PM Role Team

A Few Different Ways To Use SVG Sprites In Animation

22 March 2015

Use SVG sprites to describe motion on the web.

Animation

Shitty UX in The Real World

21 March 2015

Online, bad UX can be frustrating. In real life, things just get worse.

UX

Are You Ready to Become a Product Designer?

20 March 2015

"You can't solve problems in photoshop."

Product Design Team

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

19 March 2015

Where does UX come from and where is it heading?

UX History

Designing Systems

18 March 2015

Tearing up page-based design.

System Design

Redesigning the Login Screen

17 March 2015

Because "Redirecting your browser to a new page for every step of the login flow is so 2008."

Login Redesign

The Anatomy Of A Successful Logo Redesign

16 March 2015

A look into Mailchimp (again!)

Logo Redesign

How to Attract, and Keep Good Designers

15 March 2015

In short, invest in tweaking.

Designers Team

Stop Saying User Experience

14 March 2015

"Stop saying UX. Teach others what UX is."

UX

Don't Blame The Tool

13 March 2015

7 false premises common in anti-A/B-testing arguments.

Testing Research Data

Sample Size & Confidence: How to Get Your Team to Trust Qualitative Research

12 March 2015

"Research is a team sport, help your team get their exposure hours."

UX Research Feedback

There is no UX, there is only UX

11th March 2015

"UX people" should not be a thing. This is why.

UX Team

How to Give Better Product Feedback

10 March 2015

Feedback is important; but it needs to be well-structured for maximum impact.

Feedback

How Evernote Onboards New Users

09 March 2015

Why Evernote is so good at onboarding you.

Onboarding

Shipping a Great Idea

08 March 2015

Deep dive into product design at a shipping logistics company.

Story

The Rise of Story Maps

07 March 2015

"The mocks can wait.First you need to get your story straight."

Storymap Methods Backlog

A Platform for Reading

06 March 2015

"With each iteration we’d find ourselves removing more and more”

Story Product Team

Design Tip: Never Use Black

05 March 2015

Is going back to black an option? Apparently not.

Design Colors

The 50 Things Every Creative Should Know

04 March 2015

A brilliant guide of twittable advice on #life, #creation, #work and more.

Design Skills

Infographic: 10 Shapes of Dev

03 March 2015

If you were to map the skills of each "job title" in your delivery team, what would the map look like?

Team Skills

Code Academy's 10 Design Principles

02 March 2015

Find out which principles helped the Code Academy team guide the site redesign.

Design Principles

The New User Story Backlog is a Map

01 March 2015

A fascinating technique to present, discuss and prioritize product requirements.

Backlog Methods

A User In Total Control Is A Designer’s Nightmare

28 February 2015

What's the right balance between control and flexibility?

Users Testing

Talking User Onboarding with Samuel Hulick

27 February 2015

Onboarding tips, tools & tricks, or how to have your users love you at first sight... or click.

Onboarding UX

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Free-To-Play Mobile App Games

26 February 2015

Why Candry Crush got you hooked (come on, we know it did!)

Mobile Apps Psychology

Dissecting Design (Video)

25 February 2015

A video on why linear design workflows don’t work & what you can do instead.

Workflow Process Teams

Jonathan Ive on Apple’s Design Process and Product Philosophy

24 February 2015

A glimpse at Apple's design culture.

Apple Culture Philosophy

How 8tracks Uses Humor to Supercharge Push Notification Campaigns

23 February 2015

Do funny push notifications always work? Find out with 8tracks' story.

Humor Mobile

Soft Skills Advice from Design Leaders

22 February 2015

The soft skills that can make a difference.

Skills Team Culture

5 Important Design Principles for Apple Watch Apps

21 February 2015

Design principles for the wearable era.

Wearable Hardware Principles

10 Tips & Tricks For Sketch

20 February 2015

Sketch is THE new web prototyping tool. Here's a good intro on how to use it.

Sketch Tools Software

Figuring Out Your Design Decision Style

19 February 2015

What's your style?

Design Style

The Case for Talking to Users in the Age of Big Data

18 February 2015

Or why you should stop worrying about sample sizes and start observing users!

Data Research Users

User Experience Design Fundamentals

17 February 2015

Interested in finding out what "UX" really means? Check out this deck!

UX Research Design

Six Myths about Data-Driven Design

16 February 2015

"Designing with data has to go beyond algorithms, automation, A/B testing, and analytics."

Data Design

It Starts with a Great Product

15 February 2015

This book gives you the tools to decide which features to improve, which features to ignore, and how to better address your customers.

Prioritization Features Books

How to Design for Thumbs in the Era of Huge Screens

14 February 2015

In the era of huge screens, how can you be thumb-friendly?

Design UI mobile

How to Maintain Focus When Managing a Product

13 February 2015

Find out some of the methods that GoSquared uses to achieve and maintain one of the hardest things in product design: focus!

Focus Process

So you wanna be a user experience designer

12 February 2015

5 Guiding Principles for Experience Designers

UX Designer

The Design Report

11 February 2015

This report explores 7 consumer and design trends that are reshaping the way we think about and build products.

Design Trends

The Story of Medium

10 February 2015

The design story of... Medium. Enjoy!

Story Startup Lessons

How top startups pay designers

09 February 2015

The “designer” label is really broad, Agency salaries weigh down the curve, Not all startups are created equal, Equity and other compensation are poorly represented.

Design Startup Guide

Export multiple icons to SVG files from Adobe Illustrator

08 February 2015

So you finally finished your amazing icon set, and want to upload it as SVG files on Iconfinder.

Design Tutorial

A Guerilla Usability Test on Dropbox Photos

07 February 2015

Part 1 in a series on reimagining the Dropbox Photos experience

Usability Test Design Product

How to Build Products Users Love

06 February 2015

What does it mean to make products that users love?

Product Design

How to Design for Everybody

05 February 2015

Lessons learned in public digital design

Design Digital

The Cost of Context Switching

04 February 2015

We must find the middle ground between collaboration and heavy lifting.

agile

The (Design) Story of Mailchimp, told by its CEO and Director of UX

02 February 2015

In this podcast, Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut and Aarron Walter tell the story of one of the most engaging self-service apps out there.

Design Story Startup

Is DevOps Driving the Future of UX Design?

01 February 2015

The same principles that brought together the Development and Operations teams may transform the "power struggle” between design and engineering into the “power of collaboration”, for greater products.

Team Culture Processes

Why Airbnb’s New Head of Design Believes ‘Design-Led’ Companies Don’t Work

31 January 2015

Read about Airbnb's new design ethos: paradoxically, it deemphasizes the designers.

Team Process Designers

The UX Reader

30 January 2015

UX is a very nebulous term. In this practical handbook, Mailchimp is uncovering it all.

UX Process

The God Login

29 January 2015

"How would God build this login dialog?" Some thoughts on signup forms by Stackoverflow co-founder.

UX Signup

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

28 January 2015

"Products that aren’t truly valuable eventually fade". Mark Suster

Product Thoughts Value

Designing A User Experience For Wearable Devices

27 January 2015

With wearable tech, user experience goes beyond the physical product. Here are the key things you should keep in mind when designing wearable devices.

Design Hardware Wearable

Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take

26 January 2015

The Don'ts of Design, by Google Ventures.

Design Lessons

User Research, Quick and Dirty

25 January 2015

A great video on how to conduct lightweight user research to make better product decisions.

UX Research Usability

5 Designs Problems We Face Building The New GoSquared

24 January 2015

When it comes to building products, learning from others is crucial. Find out how GoSquared went about designing their analytics platform.

Design Lessons

Do not Let Team Politics Get in the Way of Shipping Great Design

23 January 2015

"Shut up and design', is one of Google Venture's Daniel Burka's recommendations on how to bypass politics to ship great products.

Design Team Politics Decisions

Designing Software for Altruism

22 January 2015

After empathy for users, altruism could be the next big design trend.

Design Altruism

Discovering the Table Stakes and Delighters

21 January 2015

Deep-drive into delighters, or how to use the Kano model to find what will really make your users tick.

UX Delighters Kano

Differentiating With Design

20 January 2015

What if I told you great user experience could be a competitive advantage?

UX Strategy

Should Designers Trust Their Instincts Or The Data?

19 January 2015

Gut vs Data... who's the winner?

Data Design

Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides

18 January 2015

Need inspiration for your UI styleguide? Look no further!

UI Styleguide

Why Good Storytelling Helps You Design Great Products

17 January 2015

An introduction to a story-based design process. Visual, clear and handy!

Design Storytelling

UX Methods & Deliverables

16 January 2015

What's in the product designer's toolkit? This list gives you an idea of the design and research methods one can use to design, test and improve a product.

Methods

A Comprehensive Reading List for and by Designers

15 January 2015

Must-read books for inspired product design.

Books

The Messy Art Of UX Sketching

14 January 2015

Hands-on sketching tips for better problem-solving.

Design Prototype Wireframing

How to Mock Up A Website With Sketch

13 January 2015

Today's tip is a simple tutorial on how to use Sketch to prototype a website.

Design Prototype Software

Why Prioritized Feature Lists Can Be Poisonous

12 January 2015

Prioritization lessons learned from Google Doc's early days.

Product Prioritization

Beyond Wireframing: The Real-Life UX Design Process

11 January 2015

A great insight into the great value and inherent complexity of (re)creating your own product design process.

UX Testing Process

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

10 January 2015

"A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics."

Design UI

How Slack Onboard New Users

09 January 2015

If Slack's first-run experience was an Olympic medal, it would be gold. Check out their onboarding process!

UX Onboarding

What I Learned In My first Year As a Product Designer

08 January 2015

Here are 10 inspiring lessons learned by a product designer.

Story PM Lessons

Great Digital Products Do Not Happen By Accident

07 January 2015

An intelligent, illustrated analysis of what make products... truly great.

Product Theory

How Am I Going To Move My Product Forward Today?

6 January 2015

A clever hack to help product designers stay focused on delivering value and improving their product.

PM Process Hack

The PRD is Dead, Long Live the Prototype!

5 January 2015

Every product begins with an idea; but how do you go from idea to reality? How do you turn a bunch of requirements into a set of features? Forget PRDs; prototypes can help!

Product Specifications Requirements Process

From Idea To Reality, The Story Of Buffer

4 January 2015

Buffer's CEO tells the story behind his content sharing product and how the lean startup helped his team iterate on the initial prototype.

Product Startup Growth MVP

Designing the Lyft Split Payment Experience Using Pixate and Framer

3 January 2015

How did Lyft's product design team prototype it, test it and communicated the details of implementation to the engineering team?

Product Design

3 ways to think more creatively about product design

2 January 2015

Merging two things that are wildly different can be a difficult cognitive hurdle.

Product Design

Hiut Denim User Manual

30 December 2014

This is what to write to explain to your shareholders why you are setting up a company.

Users Manual

Discover Spotify Engineering Culture

28 December 2014

How is the Spotify engineering team organized to maximize growth, productivity and communication? This insightful video describes it all.

Team Culture Processes

10 principles for good design

27 December 2014

The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted...

Design

10 Must-Read UX Design Books

26 December 2014

Here are some awesome UX design and user research books to have on your shelves.

Design UX Books

Starting with Angular JS? Implement Lo-Dash!

25 December 2014

A utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, & extras.

Developers Engineers Tools

How To Work With Engineers

24 December 2014

A cheat sheet for designers.

People Culture Engineers Teams

UI-patterns.com

23 December 2014

Browse solutions to common design problems.

Interface UI Patterns

2014 at MailChimp

22 December 2014

As 2014 is soon ending, startups like MailChimp use awesome interactions to tell the world about their growth.

Product

The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

21 December 2014

Don't fall in their trap. Here are the 5 most common design mistakes - By Facebook Product Design Director Julie Zhuo.

Design Iterations Process

UX is a Mindset

20 December 2014

Why UX ≠ UI... it's a mindset!

UX Interfaces Design Users

A Map Of White Space For Product Managers

19 December 2014

A fascinating theory about the role of product manager.

Product PM Theory
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