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Issue 405

The big news this week is Figma being acquired by Adobe for 20 billion. What do you think the future will hold for Figma and Adobe XD? Anyone considering going back to Sketch?


We love to hate Clippy — but what if Clippy was right?
How Clippy shaped the design world.

The Value of Inconvenient Design
The problem friction brings to design value based on examples of IKEA, Facebook and Amazon.

Antipersonas: What, How, Who, and Why?
Antipersonas help anticipate how products can be misused in ways that can harm users and the business.

Designing for Trustworthy Automation
Lessons from creating the UX of a virtual assistant.


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Tools and Resources

iOS 16 UI Kit for Figma
Hundreds of components, templates, demos, and everything else needed to help you start designing for iOS.

The first native iOS design tool.

Use Contrast
Figma plugin for quick access to proper color contrast ratios from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

UX Portfolio

Jaclyn Chao
Jacklyn is a Product Designer at ReadMe in San Francisco.

UX Job

Product Designer – Messaging @ Spotify (Remote)
Spotify is looking for a Product Designer to help design a unified, multi-channel messaging platform.

Want to feature a job here? Check out my UX job board

Looking to find your next UX gig? Join my UX talent collective

Last But Not Least

Display your design into bad conditions. Because the world isn’t as perfect as many mockups pretend.

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”
— Robert L. Peters

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