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UX Database Newsletter #50

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” Charles Eames

🌱 Thanks to Miguel Camacho for this issue artwork

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50 issues sent and next steps

I am really happy to have managed to send 50 issues to your mails, one every week.

Honestly, I thought I was not going to make it, that I was not going to be constant with this, since writing a little, even a small paragraph a week, was already a challenge for me, not counting curating articles and products, of course.

But all this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for you, for reading me every week, for helping to grow this little community that I’m trying to create at a snail’s pace.

In this year I’ve been able to launch two legs of the project, the newsletter and the database of digital products focused on design, but it’s only the beginning of course.

My goal for this year is twofold:
On the one hand, I’m halfway through creating my own totally free design course, and it’s that «free» that makes it so hard to create, because it’s based solely on non-paid resources, so that you, whether you’re a junior or a mature designer, can learn any area of design without having to pay a penny.

Right now I’m compiling all the information I need, and already designing these screens and uploading it all to the platform I’m using (Webflow). Once I do this, I’m sure that even though it’s a very early version, it will bring a lot of value, because at least, I haven’t seen anything so big and so complete.

Once uploaded, for the rest of the year I will be iterating the design and adding information from these resources until I have something more mature.

And on the other hand, once the learning part is ready, I will adapt the page to a more database layout and with the information much more agile to digest, but let’s see if I have enough time to do it this year.

So guys and girls, thank you very much for joining me here, really 💜

Check the Product Database

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Products

FigJam Beta
An online whiteboard for teams to ideate and brainstorm together.

PMExercises
Master Your Product Manager. Interview Skills. The ultimate resources to help you prepare for your PM Interviews.

Relate
Redefine Possible. Simple, intuitive «design-as-code» environment to create and edit websites as if you’re editing a document. 

Anywhere
The Work OS for your Startup. Organize your work across teams. Save costs and exceed your goals.

Avatar U
Avatar U, for all occasions and for every mood. An open source library, with endless combinations.

The Remote Clan
Top remote companies to work for in 2021. Compare companies based on our extensive analysis of 38 parameters – a new paradigm more suited for our remote world.

Framer for Mac and Windows
Framer is available as a cross-platform desktop app for Mac and Windows with special features.

Wipshot
A New Way to Communicate Creative Work. Supercharge your workflow by streamlining review and feedback for videos and images.

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Articles & Ideas

Stakeholder Analysis for UX Projects
UX professionals often work hard to convince stakeholders to support UX research and design efforts. Recognizing who your key stakeholders are and how they impact your work is the first step to building fruitful stakeholder relationships. Maria Rosala

The bridge to Head of Design
Nobody warned me how challenging being the Head of Design at an early-stage startup would be. Then again, nobody warned me how much I would love the challenge. Tanner Christensen

Allow Sorting by “Price”, “User Rating”, “Best-Selling”, and “Newest” (64% Don’t Allow All 4)
During our large-scale usability testing, we observed that there were 4 essential sort types that were commonly sought out by users. Mark Crowley

10 Figma Tricks I Wish I Knew Earlier
I’m consistently impressed by all the useful features Figma has baked into their app. What used to be a workaround in Sketch is now a thought out feature in Figma — a breath of fresh air. Danny Sapio

Generating Alt Text right inside your design
I created Adee free accessibility plugin for designers using Sketch and Figma, and in this article, I’m going to show you how to use the Adee plugin to generate alternative text inside Figma (and soon Sketch and Adobe XD) to make sure your design is inclusive. Samine Hadadi

Comprehensive anatomy of all ‘Design Thinking’ workshops
We’ll skip the blah-blah about why workshops are important for product teams. Let’s better play a game. How many canvases on the picture below do you recognize? And which of them have you tried in practice? Slava Shestopalov

Design Leader Salary Report 2021
What it takes to hire (and keep) the best in global talent. Design Leadership Forum by InVision

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Remote Jobs

KosmoTime – Head of Design & Brand
We at KosmoTime have the goal to re-invent personal productivity.  Our recently launched app calendar app integrates with task management, time tracking and distraction blocking to help busy professionals achieve new levels of productivity.

Interaction Design Foundation – Senior Design Educator
The Interaction Design Foundation is the biggest online design school globally. Founded in 2002, we have over 100,000 graduates and counting. And we want you to help us shape the future of online design education.

DuckDuckGo – Creative Director, Brand Design
The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.

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