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Date: 2016/12/08

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The Most Interesting UX eBooks Published in 2016

The latest available educational UX resources make me second guess my formal education. I have a degree in graphic design, but everything I learned about UX and product development has come from the sweat of my own brow. Self-taught designers are empowered even more as design thought-leaders promote new thinking through a highly affordable and simple medium: eBooks.

Intuitive Design vs. Shareable Design

Snapchat's interface baffles a lot of people. Not to pick on older folks, but people over a certain age tend to have a hard time figuring out how to do the most basic things with Snapchat, like finding its face swap feature. I can't tell you how many people have whined to me about Snapchat.

How not to design web forms

Web forms. They're the heart of product design (most products are, from the user standpoint, just a bunch of forms) and usually the most important part of any web page they appear on. Given that importance, you'd think that, after 25 years of building them, we'd have forms nailed.

[Insert Clickbait Headline About Progressive Enhancement Here]

Late last week, Josh Korr, a project manager at Viget, posted at length about what he sees as a fundamental flaw with the argument for progressive enhancement. In reading the post, it became clear to me that Josh really doesn't have a good grasp on progressive enhancement or the reasons its proponents think it's a good philosophy to follow.

Yoga: A cross-platform layout engine

The open-source layout engine allows product engineers to build layouts quickly for multiple platforms.