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An Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools | Toptal

Another excellent article by Cameron Chapman.

Data visualization tools provide designers with an easier way to create visual representations of large data sets. When dealing with data sets that include hundreds of thousands or millions of data points, automating the process of creating a visualization makes a designer’s job significantly easier.

Source: An Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools | Toptal

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10 Things UX Designers can Learn from Hamilton the Musical | UX Booth

If we ever needed a “UX Values Manifesto”, this would be a great start. You need these core values, character qualities, and strategies to be a good UX designer.

What does Hamilton the Musical have to do with UX? Mike Galler provides 10 recommendations for those new to UX inspired by Hamilton.

Source: 10 Things UX Designers can Learn from Hamilton the Musical | UX Booth

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What UX Writers and Designers Can Learn from Street Signs | UX Booth

Taking lessons learned from other similar industries/sectors are invaluable.

Using a few words and symbols to communicate a lot isn’t a novel concept; street signs have been following the same basic principles as UX writers for decades. Calls to action, non-intrusive instructions, and universally-understood symbols are as essential in road signs as they are in software development. The discipline of optimizing road signage is almost a century old and still going strong today so there is much UX writers can learn from these helpful sheets of metal.

Source: What UX Writers and Designers Can Learn from Street Signs | UX Booth