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Letter sent on Jun 17, 2015

It’s time to take UX discussions to the next level

What’s hot in UX this week:

UX Clickbait Headlines (or “The 5 UX Mistakes You Should Stop Making Right Now”) →

We know UX clickbaits work.

Been there, done that.

Clickbait headlines generate extra clicks, extra shares — but not necessarily relevant discussions and thinking.

We think it’s time to take UX discussions to the next level. From now on, you’ll start seeing less and less clickbait headlines in our newsletters.

You know, we are capable of more than that.

Here are the most relevant (not the dumbest / not the easiest) UX-related links this week:

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup →

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.
via @fabriciot

The NYTimes Blocks Staff from Viewing its Desktop Site →

The New York Times is blocking access to the desktop version of their website inside their headquarters, for all employees. The “experiment” aims to make sure staff understand how crucial mobile is to the future of The Times.
via @gaitha

Photoshop CC 2015: Best New Features →

Adobe just announced their big new release for Photoshop Creative Cloud 2015. Here’s an overview of the features designers all over the world are most excited about.
via @brunooyama

Designing Facebook Moments →

Here’s some backstage information and thinking on crafting Facebook’s newest mobile app “Moments”.
via @fabriciot

Oh My UI (Pattern Library) →

A collection of UI patterns neatly organized in categories. Inspiration all over the place.
via @caioab

UX Hero (Comics) →

Get to know Jonathan Sketch in his journey through the valleys of technology and the mountains of design and aesthetics.
via @fabriciot

Thoughts on Motion-Driven UI (Video) →

Interesting look at how Disney’s animation principles are possibly being applied to some of the best motion driven apps currently on iOS.
via @giuvicente

Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same →

Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may be leaving users with a bit of déjà vu since many are sporting the same visual elements.
via @fabriciot

Image of the week (via @gaitha)

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