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Micah Bowers

A Field Guide to DesignOps

By Micah Bowers
DesignOps is a mindset that frees designers to focus on problem-solving. The approach allows staff to optimize processes and ensure that design is an integral part of organizational strategy.
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Edward Moore

Productive XD Prototyping: An Adobe XD Components Tutorial

By Edward Moore
Adobe XD components empower designers with powerful features. Still, they're quirky and need special care. This Adobe XD tutorial shows designers how to leverage them to streamline their workflows.
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Cameron Chapman

Web Layout Best Practices: 12 Timeless UI Patterns Analyzed

By Cameron Chapman
Following web layout best practices while incorporating timeless UI patterns produces digital experiences that delight users and stand the test of time.
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Zbignev Gecis

Innovate with Purpose: An Overview of the Jobs to Be Done Framework

By Zbignev Gecis
Companies succeed because they offer products that people find irresistible, but what compels customers to buy? The Jobs to Be Done framework identifies the unmet desires that motivate all purchases.
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Kent Mundle

Coliving Trends for the Remote Work Lifestyle

By Kent Mundle
The freedom to travel is a boon to the remote work lifestyle, but finding the right type of housing can be a challenge. Luckily, a variety of coliving spaces now cater to different needs.
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Micah Bowers

Numbers Shouldn't Lie: An Overview of Common Data Visualization Mistakes

By Micah Bowers
When designers prioritize compelling imagery over accuracy, data visualizations deceive. To communicate data with integrity, designers must avoid common data visualization mistakes.
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Micah Bowers

Information Architecture Principles for Mobile (With Infographic)

By Micah Bowers
By applying information architecture principles to mobile sites and apps, designers infuse content with much-needed structure and help users accomplish their goals with ease.
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Alejandro Velasco

The Power of Structure: A Guide to Design System Models

By Alejandro Velasco
Through trial and error, the makers of design systems have come to view their work as living products, not static documents. What can be learned from the design system models of large organizations?
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Miklos Philips

The 10 UX Deliverables Top Designers Use

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Stelian Subotin

Dashboard Design: Considerations and Best Practices

By Stelian Subotin
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