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The UX of Amazon Go and Why You Shouldn’t Skip Wireframes

Happy 1st February! In the last week we saw a lot of awesome career related updates. One really cool one was Ueno’s new interview site, and then there was The 2018 Skills Report by HackerRank. Joel Califa tells us how he got his job at GitHub design too โ€“ find that buried in the 1st section.

In the 2nd section about tools, you’ll find an awesome free UI Kit for Sketch by Meng To, as well as a cheeky app that’ll turn your website into an Android app. ๐Ÿš€ Enjoy!

Top Reads This Week

7 recommended reads from our publication and beyond

1. Make Me Think! (The Design of Complexity)

Ralph Ammer explores who has to wrestle with the complexity of a user interface – the engineer, designer or user? It’s changed over time. Also, the animations illustrating the burden of complexity are amazing!

Read the post

2. The User Experience of Lootboxes

Chris Harrison is back! This time he teaches us about the concept of lootboxes, and how they’ve been used in games to influence purchasing habits.

Read the post

3. Examining the UX of Amazon Go Shopping

Meiling Du introduces Amazon Go – the world’s first grocery store with no lines and no checkout. “Just grab and Go”. Check out her analysis of this new shopping experience.

Read the post

4. Things Designers *Must* Try to Succeed This Year

We can sometimes find ourselves working fore free, so Punit Web tells us how we can โ€œmake more money and be more creative, but have less coffeeโ€œ.

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5. 500 Days, Two Guys and a Product Later.

Andre do Amaral of Netflix runs us through how he started building a product in December 2015, and launched it 18 months later. It’s called ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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6. How I Got Hired by GitHub

Joel Califa talks about the design assignment he did to get his job at GitHub, sharing the exact work he handed in!

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7. The Difference Between Urgency and Importance

How do we get organized, and become productive without succumbing to overwork? Listen to Designlab.

Read the post

Tools and Guides of the Week

7 tools and guides this week

1. Why You Shouldnโ€™t Skip Your Wireframing

Nazli Kaya explains what wireframing is, why you need them, and how to get good feedback on them.

Read the post

2. iOS 11 UI Kit for Sketch

The most comprehensive iOS 11 GUI for Sketch app by Meng To.

Grab the kit

3. Appenguin

Turn your website into an Android app in minutes, for free!

Make an app

4. The Ultimate Guide to User Flows Creation

Thalion gives us an A-Z compendium of the SQUID UI Flow Template for Sketch, showing us how to use it.

Read the guide

5. January 2018 Update of Adobe XD

Adobe XD now integrates with a range of tools such as ProtoPie, Sympli, Avocode and Kite. Kate Eom explains all.

Read the update

6. Optimizing Sketch Files

Ahmed of Flawless App tells the story of how he built an app to reduce large Sketch files that take up your disk space.

Read the guide

7. The Mockup Club

The Mockup Club is a curated collection of the best free mockups for Photoshop and Sketch. Brought to you by Olivier Heitz.

Get free mockups

๐Ÿ‘‹ Check us out on Product Hunt

Check out the launch of the new Prototypr on Product Hunt too if you missed it. Thank you all so much for your support!

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