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#77 - Project Update

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Juan Jesús Millo

Writing of the week

Hello, how are you? <3

These last few days have been great for me, as I'm moving to a new city and I'm really looking forward to this new change because until a few weeks ago I didn't even know where I was going to live, so imagine the level of uncertainty I had.

I am also excited because if you have had a chance to visit the website, you will see that the design has changed. This is because very soon (I estimate more or less in February) I will launch the Product Design Learning Roadmap 👏👏👏👏👏

For those who don't know it yet or are not aware of it because they are new subscribers, the Learning Roadmap is a totally free product design course, built with free resources from the most relevant authors in each area, categorised in different blocks and subjects so that you can learn product design for free and in a self-taught way.

The previous design was not modular enough to be able to support the new Learning Roadmap, so the change has been almost mandatory, but I have already taken the opportunity to add several improvements, either in terms of technology or usability.

I hope you like it! If you have any feedback, feel free to reply to this email or write to jmillo@uxdatabase.io

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