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This week’s links center on more UX assets. The Medium links are always worth reading offline. Also making the list are some interesting YouTube videos on the Multiverse. Well worth a listen. Happy Fourth of July!

1. How To Get Value From Wireframes
“Eleven years ago, I joined a small design agency. I was 21, and it was my first full-time design job. I spent the first few years at the agency focused on visual design. Can I make this texture more realistic? Would this website look better if the light-source was from a different angle? How could I get my buttons to be even glossier…”

2a. What Game Of Thrones Can Teach Us About UX Design
“Nothing! It’s a f*cking TV show! I could probably make something up about how Robb Stark should have “paid attention to what his advisors did and not what they said” or whatever, but what’s the…”

Which feeds well into this

2b. What Game Of Thrones Can Teach Us About Programming
The first article is a dud, but this response is well stated. Plus, great family tree diagram although it has some errors.

3. No One Gives A Sh*t About Your Product
“Why you don’t really sell what you think you do – When was the last time you woke up and said “today I’m going to buy some [software/consulting/services/apps/etc]?”. Seriously, when was it? I’m guessing you’ve never purposefully done that. I know…”

4. Do Templates Make Good Design Accessible to All or Diminish the Role of the Designer?
“Should we really expect everyone to hire a designer?”

5. The Washington Post is using Slack to create a reader community focused on the gender pay gap
“Our favorite thing is to be able to see people start conversations among themselves without us participating at all. That’s the kind of space we want to build.”

6. How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently
“Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.”

7a. Multiverse Explained

7b. 11 Dimensions Explained

7c. 11 Dimensions Part 2

Stay safe this weekend.