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