Newsletters > Issue #76: 🎣 How Companies Hook Us into Their Apps and Suck Time from Our Life







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Hi everyone, hope you’re enjoying your summer β˜€οΈ and not stuck into your screens too much! This week we revisit how companies hook us into their apps and suck time from our life:

Check out stories 2 and 4, which together show you how this happens, and why technology should be come more humanistic.

πŸ›  The tools section this week has 10 more resources – from the new Framer X update to a new ‘Unsplash for videos’.

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7 Top Stories.

1. In defence of UX research

“User researchers support you in making the best possible thing for the people you’re making it for.

Forget your ego and accept the help.”









2. Why design has
to challenge
technology

Quentin gives us
7 design
principles for
more humanistic
technology


Read the post





3. Build Your
Brand, Not Your
Portfolio

Amy explains
how we can
differentiate
ourselves as
designers.


Read the post






4. Design and the
debat
able
existence of free
will

Ever felt that
sudden urge to
scroll through
your social media
feed for no
reason at all?


Read the post





5. Being The
First
Designer

Amy outlines her
learnings as the
first UX designer
at an
organisation.
Here’s how
she
influenced an
engineering
culture with
design.


Read the post






​6. Android/iOS
App Splash
Screen: Best
Practices and
Tips

12 Android/iOS
app splash screen
templates and
design tips.


Read the post





7. How to Prepare
& Conduct a
Usability
Test

“Why? What? How?
Who? Where?
When?” Here’s a
great structure
for usability
testing.


Read the post


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10 Tools and Resources.






1. Keyframes

Keyframes is the
hangout spot for
animators. Talk
about your
projects, ask
questions, and
learn from each
other.


Check it
out





2. Framer X

Get ready for
Framer X, a
powerful new
product that
makes interactive
design easy for
everyone.


Check it
out






3. Design tools
we use Today

Plant outline the
tools they use as
designers to
explore ideas,
suggest
improvements and
create new ideas.


Read the post





4. CleanShot for
macOS

An app that makes
it easier to
capture clean
screenshots and
screen recordings
without Desktop
icons.


Take
screenshots






5. CSS Scan

Inspect Element
on steroids: copy
computed styles
with no hassle.


Inspect
element






7. Streamline
3.0

Streamline 3.0 is
out! 30,000 icons
in three unique
weights. 53
categories. 720
subcategories.
The world’s
largest icon
library.


Get some
icons





8. Atomize Design
System

A UI design
framework that
helps designers
create beautiful
and consistent
user interfaces
for the web.


Get the
framework






9. Siftery –
Compare any 2
software
products

Compare any two
software products
based on Customer
Sentiment/Reviews,
Customer Growth,
Adoption by
Company and more.


Compare
tools





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freelancing –
Free Ebook

This free ebook
from InVision and
Bonsai will guide
you through the
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outs
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growing a
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