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1. Design in Tech Report 2017
2. Seeing Theory - A visual introduction to probability and statistics.
3. What is Design? - We asked a Designer to explain the discipline.
4. On snot and fonts - An encyclopedic site about typefaces and type design, managed by Luc Devroye
5. Amazon’s Friction-Killing Tactics To Make Products More Seamless
6. Toward an ethical product design framework

πŸ“š Books
1. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
2. The Tyranny Of Words

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1. Aurelius Podcast: Audrey Crane on UX Design, Research & Napkins
2. True North Master Series - A UX & Design podcast telling stories from design teams around the world.

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1. Cassette.design - The best way for designers to record & share user interviews.
2. Tiger audio plastic fountain pen
3. Robbie Cardboard Rhino Head

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2. Great Neck Public Schools

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