Newsletters > Issue #50: 🔥Dangerous Drop-downs, 🎮 Nintendo Labo and 📝 Laws of UX

🔥Dangerous Drop-downs, 🎮 Nintendo Labo and 📝 Laws of UX

The Hawaii false missile alert had a lot of reaction from the design community over the last week, including our own roundup of it – check it out in the news section. You’ll also find out how Nintendo dropped a cool new concept called Labo 🎮.

In the tools section, we’ve got another 7 highlights of the week gone by. Enjoy 🙂

Top Reads This Week

7 recommended reads from our publication and beyond

1. Dangerous Drop-Downs? Bad UI Design Caused ⚠️Hawaii’s False Missile Alert

Here’s our roundup of design reactions to the Hawaii false alarm. We include some suggestions of how this could have been avoided, and end with some notable stories on the subject.

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2. Nintendo Labo Proves UX Isn’t Just a Digital Medium

Chris Harrison runs us through Nintendo’s ‘New interactive experience’ for the Nintendo Switch.

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3. Designing for Startups – My Best Bad Decision Ever

Punit Web shares his experience of working in startups, giving us the brighter aspects, and the most painful ones.

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4. Illustrations! When, Where and Why

Shir Zalzberg shares a 2 part article on the advantages of illustrations in web design. Catch part 1 over here, and part 2 here.

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5. Overwatch League’s UI is an eSports Game Changer

In another look at game UX, Chris Harrison explains how a few key changes turn Overwatch’s visual clutter into visual clarity.

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6. BookMyShow — UX Case Study

Danish Ahmed shares his design approach through a great case study on an event booking app based in India.

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7. There Are Only Three Apps in the Entire World

Tim Frietas suggests there are only 3 types of app: those that make money, save time, or help users communicate.

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Tools and Guides of the Week

7 tools and guides this week

1. Laws of UX

Laws of UX is a collection of the key maxims that designers must consider when building user interfaces.

Check it out!

2. CSS Grid

Learn CSS Grid with Wes Bos in his 25 video series with 4 hours of content.

Learn CSS Grid

3. Bootstrap 4

Bootstrap 4 has finally arrived! Read about everything that’s new in the Bootstrap blog.

Read the release

4. Colorwise

Get some colour inspiration by searching through the most voted products on Product Hunt.

Get inspiration

5. Adele

Adele is a table of publicly available design systems and pattern libraries, put together by UXPin.

Check it out

6. UserGuiding

UserGuiding is a free user onboarding tool for creating interactive guides for your user.

Try the app

7. Competitors.Site is an open source UX Benchmarks Library, organized by country and industry.

See the library

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