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1. Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success

Segall brings Apple’s quest for Simplicity to life using fascinating (and previously untold) stories from behind the scenes. Through his insight and wit, you’ll discover how companies that leverage this power can stand out from competitors — and individuals who master it can become critical assets to their organizations.

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2. Steve Jobs

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years — as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues — Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. …


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Illustration by by Felic Art

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1. Luminaire Jar

By Joanne Chen | Ariel Chiang | Yichen Xie | Elyssa Yim, students at University of Washtington.

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2. SAP CX Live — crafting B2B2C prototypes

By Javier Yep, former designer at SAP.

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3. Microsoft: Query formulation and auto-suggest

By Mr Brian Morris, Senior designer at Microsoft.

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4. Strat VR

By Jiacheng Yang, student at ArtCenter.

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5. IBM C.School

By Micheal Lo, digital product designer at IBM

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6. Box Annotations

By Vandana Pai, former product designer at Box.

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7. Notifi VR

By Philippe Kimura, MS HCI student at Georgia Tech.

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Illustration by Halo Lab

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1. Chris Sandlin

Senior visual designer at MailChimp.

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2. Javier Yep

Designer and Illustrator at DocuSign.

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3.Ben Davidson

Freelance designer and developer

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4. Fiona Lin

Design student at Boston University.

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5. Michael Noh

Sr. Visual/Interaction design at Samsung Research America.

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6. Antonio Samuels

Visual Designer

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7. Carissa Atrianty

Visual designer specializing in branding, UI/UX, and art direction.

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Want to learn more?

Want to get an industry-recognized Course Certificate in UX Design, Design Thinking, UI Design, or another related design topic? Online UX courses from the Interaction Design Foundation can provide you with industry-relevant skills to advance your UX career. For example, Design Thinking, Become a UX Designer from Scratch, Conducting Usability Testing or User Research — Methods and Best Practices are some of the most popular courses. Good luck on your learning journey!

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Illustration and motion by Markus Magnusson

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1. Ghaith Ayadi

Freelance product designer.

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2. Daniel Hyo Kim

LA based freelance art director.

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3. Yewon Shin

Freelance UX designer.

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4. Kevin Asgari

Multidisciplinary Freelance Designer.

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5. Tim Benzinger

UX and Visual Design Freelancer.

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6. Jonathan Patterson

Detroit based freelance product designer

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7. Danny Jongerius

Freelance digital designer from The Netherlands.

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8. Evie Bauland

French digital freelance designer.

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Illustration by Lewis Osborne

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1. The Beginner’s Photography Guide

The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is one of the bestselling manuals for any novice photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera.

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2. The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture, then to organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the critical skills in making photographs.

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by Lily at Fireart Studio

Great UX portfolios won’t be successful without well done case studies. Recruiters use case studies to learn and evaluate the end to end process of how designers land on their final design solutions. Here are 8 inspirational examples.

1. Query formulation and auto-suggest

By Mr Brian Morris, Senior designer at Microsoft.

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2. Strat VR

By Jiacheng Yang, student at ArtCenter.

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3. Box Annotations

By Vandana Pai, former product designer at Box.

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4. Conversational UI for Cortana

By John Price, Senior Design Lead at Microsoft.

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5. Uber Scooters Platform

By Bre Huang, Product Designer at Uber.

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7. Intuit Tax Online

By Sahil Khoja, design intern at Intuit in 2016.

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7. Pyrus: Burn Holograms

By Cedric Ith, former design intern at Pyrus.

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8. eBay Card Pattern

UX design pattern for eBay by Vax Liu.

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Illustration by by Radostina Georgieva

Looking for resume inspirations from top designers in the industry? Here are 8 of them that done right.

1. Tony Chen

Product Designer at Hootsuite.

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2. Mattia Schirano

Young Judge at Awwwards.com.

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3. Haley Park

HCI student at CMU, intern at Adobe.

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4. Hiroo Aoyama

Student at Georgia Tech, former design intern at Facebook.

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5. Dominik Wurm

Head of Design at Blockpit.

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6. Angela Bang

Student at NYU. Product Design Intern at Udacity and Amazon.

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7. Martijn van den Broeck

Interaction Designer at Google in Paris. Former design intern at IDEO in San Francisco.

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8. Tom Janssens

a 25-year-old Interaction Designer based in Germany

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Illustration by Janis Andzans

Applying Facebook Product Designer Internship? Here are 8 great examples from student FB interns.

1. Matthew Farmer

Visual Communication Design and Informatics student at UW Seattle, former design intern at Facebook.

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2. Charlie Chao

Vancouver base product designer. Former design intern at Facebook.

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3. Sahil Khoja

Student at Cornell, former design intern at Facebook and Instagram.

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4. Hiroo Aoyama

Product Design Intern @Facebook, Industrial Design student at Georgia Tech.

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5. Devansh Gandhi

Junior student at University of Washington, Seattle. Former Facebook Intern.

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6. Mohit Gupta

Design student at York University/Sheridan College, former design intern at Facebook.

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7. Khang Lee

Human-Computer Interaction & Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and an Incoming Product Design Intern at Facebook.

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8. Justin Mckissick

Graduate student at UW Seattle, incoming product designer at Facebook.

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Illustration by Diana Stoyanova

Staying home and trying to find your next inspirations as a designer? Here are 8 best audiobooks we recommend to listen.

1. The Design of Everyday Things

The audiobook version of classic user-centered design book from Don Norman.

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2. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

At last, a book that shows you how to build — design — a life you can thrive in at any age or stage.

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3. User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year.

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need.

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4. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

Holmes shows how inclusion can be a source of innovation and growth, especially for digital technologies. It can be a catalyst for creativity and a boost for the bottom line as a customer base expands. And each time we remedy a mismatched interaction, we create an opportunity for more people to contribute to society in meaningful ways. …


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Design thinking refers to the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts are developed. This methodology is widely used by large companies, top design agencies and universities like Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

1. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation

This book introduces the idea of design thinking — the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs, not only with what is technically feasible, and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It’s a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative.

Link: https://amzn.to/2XgzjMM

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2. Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works

Solving Problems with Design Thinking details 10 real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health; and government and social sector organizations including the City of Dublin and Denmark’s The Good Kitchen. …

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