Newsletters > Issue #60: Should Tech Designers Be Licensed? and the New Color Community for Creatives 🎨







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Happy Saturday! Here are 7 more awesome articles from the last week, followed by 9 more tools and resources to explore.
Be sure to check out HueSnap in the tools section – it’s a clever app for creating color palettes from pictures you take with your camera 📸. Join the discussion on Product Hunt too – they just launched today!
Have a great weekend 👋
 

 

7 Top Reads.

 

1. 7 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Culture

Samantha explains how we can make our teams more ‘team-y’.

 



2. Tech designers should be licensed
Mike Monteiro asks how designers can wield their powers ethically.


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3. 5 microcopy best practices
Kinneret shares how Lemonade.com makse good use of microcopy.

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4. The Top 5 Trends for Product Designers in 2018 (and Likely Beyond)
Yazin helps us identify the biggest, most impactful trends for 2018.

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5. How to Become an Industrial Designer (When you’re a Mechanical Engineer)
Syed tells us about the beautiful harmony between design and engineering.


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6. Don’t let good intentions get in the way of users’ goals
Signe shows us why good intentions don’t always have positive outcomes.

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7. Abstracts — An Interview with Jonathan Courtney
An insightful interview with the CEO of AJ&Smart Design Studio.

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9 Tools and Updates.

 


1. Phase v1 — { All About Interactions }

Join Liz Bird as she scales some of the world’s elevated escapes, from whitewater…

 



2. Announcing the official release of STUDIO!
A consolidated tool enabling users to design, publish and grow their websites!

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3. HueSnap — The Color Tool For Creatives
A color sharing community for creatives, allowing users to create palettes through snapping colors from images.

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4. Unsplash for iOS
All the freely usable, high-resolution photography on Unsplash is now available on iPad and iPhone.

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5. Site Palette
Generate downloadable colour palettes for your projects, from any website on the web.

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6. Wake joins InVision + Wake Free
InVision acquire Wake and introduce ‘Wake Free’, a new version coming this summer.

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7. Introducing Framer Form
You can now integrate 3D-graphics with your Framer prototypes.

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8. Sketch to Webflow: how to turn mockups into live websites
Here’s how to streamline the Sketch to Webflow design process to save you time and enhance your designs.

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9. A simple way to get perfect lightweight GIF from Principle
Filesize matters when showcasing GIFs on the web. Here’ show to optimize the size of your Principle exports.

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