Newsletters > Issue #71: ๐Ÿ‘€All the launches! ๐Ÿš€Figma 3.0, ๐Ÿš€Zeplin 2.0, ๐Ÿš€Adobe XD Updated

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What a week! Before jumping into all the new tools, here are 2 resources that you or a friend may find supportive for your work:

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  2. Things I learned in my first year as a remote designer

Now for the tools โ€“ if you haven’t heard already, today ๐Ÿ™Œ Figma launched 3.0 of their app, bringing upgraded prototyping to rival InVision! ๐Ÿ‘€ Check it all out in the tools section, along with these epic highlights:

  • ๐Ÿš€ Zeplin 2.0
  • โ˜€๏ธ Adobe XD June update
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ UI Goodies: all the best UI resources



7 Top Stories.


1. Stop Pushing “UX Designer” as a Job Title

Alissa asks if companies favor ‘unicorns’ with mediocre skills in many areas, as opposed to those with a depth of strengths in fewer areas of UX.


2. How to design for AI-enabled User Interfaces
What to keep in mind when designing for AI — a black box full of algorithms
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3. How to choose a company for growth of a Designer?
Max advises on what to look for in employer to ensure a bright design future.
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4. 5 Lessons From Countless Objections to Research
There’s not enough time… We don’t have the budget.” Margie looks into the root of such objections to research.
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5. Where do UX Researchers come from?
I bet you a sandwich that if you ask 10 researchers how they got into research, you’ll end up with 10 different answers.
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6. A simple fix to iOS media control buttons
Amr analyses the iOS control center buttons, suggesting a fix to an annoying problem.
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7. Forget the notch, why the chin?
An informed rebuttal to ‘notched’ Android smartphone releases.
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11 Tools and Resources.


1. Introducing Zeplin 2.0

Components, renaming assets, full size thumbnails in Dashboard, revamped interface for layer properties, Styleguide and Dashboard— check out what’s new!


2. Figma 3.0 (!) – Figma Design
Styles, prototyping++ and design at scale!
Read the update 


4. UX Design Tools for 2018 (For Mac AND PC)
Take a look at Chris’s tools of choice for his personal and professional design system. 
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5. UI Goodies: all the best UI resources
Jess introduces UI Goodies – a curated resource of recommended tools.
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6. Studio Shortcuts
List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Invision Studio.
Get shortcuts 

7. ColorSpark
A simple and effective tool to generate better gradients.
Generate gradients 


8. Twemoji
Twitter’s open source emoji has you covered for all your emoji needs. 2,841 emojis with the latest Unicode specification, all for free.
Get emojis 

9. Clementine
Have a great app idea but don’t know where to start? Clementine will help you build a detailed scope with price and time estimates too.
Plan a project 


10. Readinglist .design
Some of industry’s best designers answer the question ‘What book should designers read and why?’
Discover a book 

11. Simple Portfolio

Fill in a form and instantly generate a portfolio website. Upload the HTML file to your webhost to put it online!

Make a portfolio 

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