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Death to the Wireframe. Straight to High-Fidelity!

A variety of artifacts are generated in the UX design process and a foundational one is the good ol’ wireframe.

In this article, Jen Randolph discusses how, in many product design scenarios, wireframes may not be necessary, and skipping them altogether may save a lot of time and cut down on confusion between the client and various stakeholders.

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Stay Cool: Take Design Feedback Strategically

Getting and receiving feedback—without losing your cool—is an art. This article explains how to encourage your audience to give you quality feedback that begins with preparing a killer presentation that highlights the key problems to solve, walks your audience through your thinking, and foments constructive discussion.

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The Gap Between Developers and Designers is Disappearing

In the not-so-distant past, completing a design according to a designer’s vision was a nightmare. There was a huge gap (or cold war) between developers and designers; now, that war is finally coming to an end.

In this article, Toptal lead design editor Michael Abehsera talks about the prototyping tools that are spearheading the disappearing gap between design and development.

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