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Better Design With Deep Thinking

by Eric Olive

Task switching is a design killer. Find out why switching and interruptions are even more serious than you think and how biology makes it difficult to resist the temptation to just check your email every few minutes. Learn how to slay the distraction …

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Our new practical book on building accessible and robust interfaces. From accordions and buttons to modals and tables. With bulletproof code samples. Written by Heydon Pickering.

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