💥Design Brief #70: Dropbox Redesign, the “New Helvetica”, Presentation Skills, Mobile Interface Myths, User Testing

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Dawid Woźniak

Nov 17, 2017 • 4 min read

Welcome to the 70th edition of Design Brief – our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.

How Dropbox Lost It

Paper is Dropbox’s latest attempt to create an everyday product that users will actively interact with and the reason why the company created a new design. The author takes a closer look at the changes the company has introduced recently and tries to define what has gone wrong with their redesign. Read more

IBM’s Quest To Design The “New Helvetica”

IBM Plex is IBM’s first typeface, and it’s free for anyone to use. Works are still in progress, but the company aims high. As Abbink claims in the video, “IBM Plex is the new Helvetica.” Why did they want to create it in the first place? What’s the story behind it and how has the process gone? Read more

The Relationship Between Design Deliverables and Presentation Skills

Fabricio Teixeira, Creative Director (UX) at R/GA and the founder of uxdesign.cc has seen a substantial number presentations delivered by UX Designers in the last 13 years of professional career. He has noticed many problems in the way they present their work, and he has got a solution for them. Read more

Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

“If anything’s clear in 2017, it’s that lying is back in fashion.” It also concerns mobile interfaces, as many myths have rapidly arisen around that topic. The author picked five popular myths and debunked them with accurate arguments. What are they? Read more

10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing

Testing is a fundamental part of the UX designer’s job and a core part of the overall UX design process. It provides the inspiration, guidance, and validation that product teams need in order to design great products. It helps you find where your users struggle and what they like. With these ten simple tips, you can make the most out of user testing. Read more

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Erik Klimczak, Senior Design Leader at Uber, has worked on dozens of data-heavy interfaces throughout his career and now he shares some thoughts on how to arrive at a unique and meaningful product that includes loads of data. Read more

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