"When in doubt, use Caslon." --William Caslon

Happy Thursday and welcome to all of our new members! The response was overwhelmingly positive and in favor of this simplified, easy to scan newsletter. I'm going to keep the survey going, just in case you want to let me know what you think. 😄

I'd like to welcome our newest community partner, Fluid UI. Fluid UI is an all in one simple prototyping tool that's great for designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and product managers.

Thanks to our community partners for their continued support of Designer Hangout. Thank you Loop11, Skillshare, Validately, InVision, Balsamiq, O'Reilly, and Fluid UI.

Lastly, don't forget you can catch the community on twitter, facebook, medium and on slack.

Have a great rest of the week!
Jake


🆕 #best_of Channel
The #best_of channel is the place for all the best comments, questions, and links curated by you. Just use :news: to automatically send the best stuff you find from any channel and share it with others.

🔗 Best Links
1. The ROI of UX in Enterprise Software — Part 1
2. Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss
3. Test your voice app idea in less than an hour
4. One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways -- This is what happens when you let the data ramble.
5. The Dark Side of Transparency
6. Fuck Dropdowns [Throwback from last year]

📚 Books
1. Practical Design Discovery by Dan Brown
2. Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday by Todd Henry
3. Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

🎤 Podcasts
1. Create game changing ideas by seeing opportunities before anyone else
2. The importance of intentional thinking, user-centered data visualizations, and separating functionality from implementation.

🛠 Tools & Gear
1. Sketchpacks for MacOS
2. Animista - CSS animations on demand
3. Fatboy CH-AIR White Inflatable Seat with Dark Grey Pillow
4. Andy Warhol Coloring Book

💩 Crappy Designs
1. You + Poptarts = Hunger?
2. 5, 6, 7, PgUp, 8, 9, PgDn

💸 Jobs
1. Sr. UX Designer - Gift Cards & Consumer Payments at Amazon

🖐 Top Contributors
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