Newsletters > Issue #52: A Free Whiteboard App for Collaboration πŸš€, and a Full-blown Identity Crisis for Apple? 🍏


Issue #52, Wednesday February 7

Hi all. This week, in addition to all the 2018 predictions so far, DesignLab have one more to add – a full-blown identity crisis for Apple 🍏. That’s in section
1, along with more great reads.

In the tools section, we have 9 more awesome links. A notable highlight is the free whiteboard app called ‘Witeboard’ 📝, perfect for exploring ideas and
collaborating on the fly – you don’t even need to sign up! Just jump in and sketch. Check it out.


Top Reads This Week

7 recommended reads from the publication and beyond

1. 3 Product Design Predictions for 2018
 

1. 3 Product Design Predictions for 2018

 
Designlab predict what 2018 could have in store for Apple, Facebook, and Twitter?

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2. How to Mix RGB Colors More Effectively
 

2. How to Mix RGB Colors

 
Stedman Halliday looks at designers’ favourite ways to mix colour, giving us a primer for getting started
with mixing in RGB.

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What if Spotify had Stories? – Prototypr
 

3. Circle of Product Design 

 
Francesca Negro‘s awesome illustrations alone are enough to check out this article. In it, she explores
the iterative process of getting from A to B as a designer.

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What if Spotify had Stories? – Prototypr
 

4. What if Spotify had Stories?

 
In this case study, Andres Arbelaez looks at ways in which Spotify could enable users to more effectively share their listening
activities.

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5. The Secret to Great Designβ€Šβ€”β€ŠA Good Read – Prototypr
 

5. The Secret to Great Design

 
Punit Web explains that the secret to good design is to stay inspired with ‘a good read’. He shares 3
of his favourites, telling us why they’re great.

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6. Mobile App With Facial Recognition Feature: How To Make It Real
 

6. Mobile App With Facial Recognition Feature: How To Make It Real

 
Given that facial recognition is gaining in popularity, Nataliia and Illia decided to share their experience of dealing with facial recognition algorithms.

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7. What Product Have You Recently Seen That Made You Think β€˜This Is Great Design’?
 

7. What Product Have You Recently Seen That Made You Think ‘This Is Great Design’?

 
Guy Ligertwood gives us question 14 of his series of interviews with designers. Here you’ll discover what products
designers love and why.

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Tools and Guides of the Week

9 tools and guides to check out

Witeboard
 

1. Witeboard

 
Witeboard is the fastest way to collaborate real-time with your team anywhere.

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2. PixelSnap for macOS
 

2. PixelSnap for macOS

 
The fastest way to measure everything on screen.

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3. 20 Tools for your Toolbox
 

3. 20 Tools for your Toolbox

 
If you missed it, here’s our list of 20 tools to try — all from January 2018.

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4. Duotone by ShapeFactory | Beautiful Free Duotones
 

4. Duotone by ShapeFactory | Beautiful Free Duotones

 
Find beautiful duotone images to use in any project, or make your own!

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5. Tools to Enhance Product Team Collaboration
 

5. Tools to Enhance Product Team Collaboration

 
Joanna Ngai lists the best design tools to improve team collaboration. 

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6. Maze | Analytics for your InVision prototype.
 

6. Maze | Analytics for your InVision prototype.

 
Create missions testers will perform on your InVision prototype and discover how your product’s design can be improved, with 0 lines of code.

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7. Startups Try to Chip Away at Adobe’s Dominance
 

7. Startups Try to Chip Away at Adobe’s Dominance

 
Kleiner Perkins and other venture capitalists are betting that the Photoshop maker’s chokehold over the design market could someday come to an end.

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8. Nishi
 

8. Nishi

 
A curated showcase of websites that nail copywriting. Search for inspiration.

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9. Cofolios
 

9. Cofolios

 
Showcasing design intern portfolios at top tech companies.

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