Newsletters > Issue #20: Slack without πŸ—£ Notifications? and a Free Handbook πŸ“• for Digital Nomads!

Slack without πŸ—£ Notifications? and a Free Handbook πŸ“• for Digital Nomads!

Design, Prototyping and Inspiration

Welcome to Issue #20.

Tools help us change the way we work – this week we have a new communication app that doesn’t rely on notifications, and a free handbook for digital nomads. You’ll find them in section 2. Here’s the 3 sections this week though:

  1. 4 great reads this week
  2. 7 tools and resources
  3. 6 for inspiration πŸ“±

Hope you’re week has been great! Enjoy the reading list πŸ™‚

β˜•οΈ 4 Great Reads

3 top reads from our publication, plus 1 from Dropbox Design:

1. Work faster, self-edit less

Paula Gomes tells us why the best place to start all designs is on paper, and how to go about it.

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2. Interaction Design Principles

Miklos Philips bridges the divide between interactions that work, and those that are simply unusable.

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3. Motion Design Thinking.

Kamron Robinson explains how we perceive and apply motion design in our digital products.

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4. How to create a UX writing portfolio

Andrea Drugay tells us what what stands out to Dropbox when they’re looking for UX writers.

Read now

πŸ›  7 on Tools

Here’s a bunch of tools and resources to help improve the way you work:

1. Flawless App

Flawless App has just launched to help you make your iOS apps look exactly like the expected design! Give it a try πŸ™‚

Try the app!

2. Essential Color Tools

Nick Babich helps us with all aspects of colour: finding inspiration, creating colour schemes, and making sure our colours are accessible.

Read now


Here’s a great free e-book for remote workers: “The Essential Handbook for Digital Nomads, by Digital Nomads.” Created by AND CO.

Download the book!

4. A Step-by-step Guide to UI Animation with Principle and Sketch

Tidjane Tall teaches us some effective UI animation techniques when using Principle.

Learn now

5. Twist: Fewer notifications. More meaningful teamwork.

Alternative to Slack? A communication app to help teams concentrate better.

Check it out

6. The Marvel Logo

Paul Von Excite takes us through his process of building the new custom logotype for Marvel, from sketch to final product.

Read now

7. Sections in Zeplin

Zeplin have added ‘sections’ to help provide more visual organisation and enable you to navigate screens more easily.

Read the update

πŸ”₯ 6 for Inspiration

For inspiration, check out these 6 prototypes curated from Dribbble:

Pack my home app by Johny vinoβ„’ on Jun 20, 2017

Use case: User wants to book the truck to shift their home quickly Pain points: In existing app, there are so many steps like we have to enter home is in which floor, what are the elements you hav…

Landing Page Movistar Music by Jocelyn Bustos on Jun 19, 2017

Landing Page for Movistar Music @SmartboxTV

Animated Cover by Barthelemy Chalvet for AgenceMe on Jun 19, 2017

Hello everyone, Here's a little interaction we made with our team. During the exploration phase we realized many different covers and animations. Feel free to give us some feedbacks. ————…

404 Page by Luobing on Jun 20, 2017

Daily UI #008 The use of dynamic works of art to build this stupid 404 page, even if you lost on our site, but also let you smile. Refresh the page more fun. …

pew pew dead work by Tyler Morgan on Jun 20, 2017

dead work hooray! design by Yuki Yamada

Twitter UI/UX Design Review by Dann Petty in Design Reviews on Jun 22, 2017

I reviewed the new Twitter design on both iOS and desktop — watch it on YouTube! I talk about the profile changes, new icons, tweet button placement, and other random UX issues/improvements. I ask…

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