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Alex Kukharenko - Issue #20

Heyo, Yesterday I had a very special day. I turned 30! And I am trying to get used to this fact! Seri
Alex Kukharenko - Issue #20
By Alex Kukharenko • Issue #20 • View online
Heyo,
Yesterday I had a very special day. I turned 30!
And I am trying to get used to this fact! Seriously, it is not so easy to pass this day! A set of questions was asked:
- Are you still doing what you love?
- Do you know what is your path?
- What did you achieve within your 3 decades?
- Are you happy?
Whoever you are, that wouldn’t go easy 😀.
Ask the questions above every day to know where you go. I would finish my today’s speech with a famous quote from Steve Jobs.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

And also, I prepared a small portion of curated design tips and articles. Enjoy!
Tools to use
Stark
Testing out GitHub as a tool for design collaboration
Interesting stuff
What kind of designer are you?
Articles to read
The microcopyist: cancellation, confirmation, conflagration
Really Bad UX Mistakes That Even Great Teams Make
Mistake 4: You prioritized polish over performance
Decision-Making Biases: Why Terrible Designs Seem Like a Good Idea at the Time
Websites Redesign Fully Automated: First Videos and Much More to Come
How to find users for a usability test!
Doing usability testing with the people you work with might seem like the easiest option but it’s generally going to produce the worst data.
10 Tips for designing User Interfaces
How to Design an Addictive Product
❤️️ Tweet
Adam Best
They said Stephen Hawking had 2 years to live in 1963. They said Stephen Hawking would never speak again in 1985. He stuck around until 2018 with one of the loudest voices on the planet. Nothing kept him from his dreams. We honor him by living the same way.
6:44 AM - 14 Mar 2018
I wish you a full of happiness week,
Alex
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